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Javier Loya

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

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Mr. Loya is Chairman and CEO of OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), a company he co-founded in 2007 which is now the largest independent interdealer brokerage in the world.

Javier was recognized by the Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as “Entrepreneur of the Year” in 2002 and in 2007, was honored by the Greater Houston partnership as an “Emerging Leader.” In 2004, the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce named Javier its “Hispanic Businessman of the Year” and in the same year, he received the John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement from Columbia University. In 2010, Javier received the prestigious Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, one of the business world’s highest honors. Additionally, Javier served on the Board of Regents for Texas Southern University from 2007-2009.

Javier is active in the Houston community, having served on the Boards of several charitable organizations. A limited partner in the NFL’s Houston Texans franchise, he serves on the National Football League’s diversity committee and is actively involved in the Young President’s Organization (Houston Chapter).

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OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS’ ION ENERGY GROUP BROKERS FIRST NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS BLOCK TRADE ON NASDAQ FUTURES EXCHANGE

HOUSTON (December 11, 2017) – Ion Energy Group, a portfolio company of leading independent interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), today announced that it has brokered the first Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Block trade on the Nasdaq Futures Exchange (NFX) on December 7, 2017.

“Ion Energy is proud to continue its legacy of being an industry leader with this most recent first of its kind market trade on the NFX,” said Ion Energy’s Thomas (TJ) James, who brokered the trade.

Ion Energy also brokered the first options contract, a natural gas options transaction, on the NFX shortly after the platform’s launch in late 2015 and earlier this year the company rang the Closing Bell during the Nasdaq stock market closing ceremony.

“This trade by TJ and Chris Dinges of Ion’s NGL desk is yet another example of the forward thinking that has propelled OTCGH to its position as the leading independent commodities interdealer broker in the world over the last 10 years,” added Javier Loya, Chairman and Co-CEO of OTCGH. “As the only broker within the NFX Partnership, OTCGH continues to work closely with the exchange to roll out their new products within its energy markets.”

OTCGH’s Power Merchants Group also brokered the NFX’s first crude options trade in July 2015 and its Choice! Power portfolio company brokered the platform’s first power options in May 2016.

For more information about OTCGH and its portfolio companies, including Ion Energy, visit www.otcgh.com.

About Ion Energy Group
Founded in 2008 and based in New York and Houston, Ion Energy is a portfolio company of OTC Global Holdings and a brokering group of EOX Holdings that offers clients brokering services and expertise in natural gas liquids (NGL), product options and the natural gas and crude markets.

About OTC Global Holdings
Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore.  The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives.  The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.

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OTC EUROPE ACQUIRES OIL BROKERAGE LIMITED

Leading IDB bolsters liquidity and strengthens product offerings, continues geographic expansion with addition of global physical and financial oil products firm

 

London – (3 October, 2017) – OTC Europe, LLP, a subsidiary of leading independent commodities interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), today announced the acquisition of Oil Brokerage Limited, a London-based global physical and financial oil products firm.

 

The acquisition further strengthens OTC Europe’s and OTCGH’s position as a major global player across all commodity markets by deepening its liquidity pools, product offerings, expertise and information resources in the global physical and financial oil products. Coming on the heels of the formation of OTC Asia in Singapore at the beginning of this year, it also continues OTCGH’s geographic expansion and marks another significant milestone for the company as it celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2017.

 

“Putting these two firms together brings unparalleled value to our clients and employees. Both companies have had incredible success and growth, especially in the last five years when many of our peers in commodities have folded, sold or floundered,” said Joe Kelly, OTCGH President and Co-CEO. “While we typically build our own firms, we also have made strategic acquisitions and Oil Brokerage was strong in areas of the market we weren’t in yet but saw an opportunity.”

 

Established in late 1988, Oil Brokerage specializes in the brokering of Physical Gasoline, Gasoline Components, Gasoline Swaps, Physical Naphtha, Naphtha Swaps, Fuel Oil, LPG and Freight Futures (FFA) for clients such as major oil companies, oil trading divisions of investment banks and commodity houses as well as other established independent trading concerns and funds. It has more than 70 employees working at offices in London and Singapore.

 

Oil Brokerage will become one of OTC Europe’s brokering groups, joining the London office’s Aalpha Energy, Ion Energy UK, Choice! UK and P&P Oil desks, and will have the ability to leverage OTCGH’s global network of 20 independent portfolio companies in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore as well as technology resources such as the company’s EOXLive platform to serve its clients.

 

“A decade ago we structured our agile and innovative business model with deals like this in mind. This acquisition again exemplifies why that model works as we can bring in a company like Oil Brokerage, allowing them to maintain their independence and ability to offer specialized products while at the same time enjoying the financial, managerial and technological resources needed to compete effectively in today’s rapidly changing marketplace,” added Kelly.

 

“This deal is a sound strategic move for our company,” said James McNicol, Oil Brokerage’s Managing Director. “We’ve had major success in Europe over the years and recently expanded our business in Asia. OB has been pursued by a number of suitors during our nearly 30 years in business, however,  the opportunity to accelerate our growth within OTC Global’s structure is  something we are genuinely excited about and look forward to greatly. .”

 

OTC Europe’s office is located at10 Finsbury Square, 5th floor, London, United Kingdom, EC2A 1AF. For more information about OTC Europe or its divisions, visit  www.otcgh.com or call +44 (0) 20 7726 8601.

 

About OTC Global Holdings

Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore.  The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives.  The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.

 

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OTCGH Hosts Charity Day Benefitting Hurricane Harvey Relief

OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), the world’s leading independent commodities interdealer broker, raised funds during its Hurricane Harvey Charity Day on Friday, September 8, 2017. Joining OTCGH’s brokers in Houston were a collection of iconic sports stars, media personalities and musicians from the city, who acted as “guest brokers.” Watch the highlights from OTCGH’s Charity Day here: https://vimeo.com/235050183

HOUSTON SPORTS, MEDIA AND MUSIC ICONS TO JOIN OTC GLOBAL HOLDINGS AS GUEST BROKERS FOR CHARITY DAY BENEFITTING HURRICANE HARVEY RELIEF

Leading IDB to match commissions donated by brokers

HOUSTON (September 7, 2017) – OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), the world’s leading independent commodities interdealer broker, today announced that its efforts to raise funds during its Hurricane Harvey Charity Day, to be held Friday, September 8, 2017, will be getting some extra support.

Joining OTCGH’s brokers in Houston will be a collection of iconic sports stars, media personalities and musicians from the city, who will act as “guest brokers,” including:

  • Jeff Bagwell, MLB Hall of Fame Inductee and former Houston Astros first baseman
  • Mike Chabala, former Houston Dynamo left back
  • Ray Childress, NFL Pro Bowl athlete and former Houston Oiler
  • Mario Elie, three-time NBA Champion and former Houston Rocket
  • Rocky Juarez, WBC Silver Featherweight Champion and native Houstonian
  • Jean Lopez, U.S. Olympic Taekwondo coach
  • Mark Lopez, Olympic Silver Medalist, Taekwondo
  • John Lucas, former #1 overall pick in the NBA draft (Houston Rockets) and current Houston Rockets player development coach
  • Chris Myers, former Houston Texans center
  • Chester Pitts, former Houston Texans offensive lineman
  • Mary Sarah, country music singer and former contestant on NBC’s “The Voice”
  • Lou Savarese, former professional boxer
  • John Skelton, former Arizona Cardinals quarterback
  • Bobby Sura, former Houston Rocket shooting guard
  • Kailee Wong, former Houston Texans linebacker

“We are honored that so many distinguished stars in the sports and entertainment world are going to join our effort to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey,” said Javier Loya, Founder and Co-CEO, OTCGH. “The impact on this community is personal for all of us at OTCGH, not just in Houston but at our offices around the globe. I’m proud of how our employees and these native and celebrity Houstonians are coming together to provide much needed donations to worthy organizations supporting the relief and rebuilding efforts following the devastating floods.”

Commissions donated by OTCGH employees at the company’s more than 20 brokerages in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore on Hurricane Harvey Charity Day will be matched dollar-for-dollar in order to multiply the impact of the donations for the following organizations:

For more information about OTCGH and its Hurricane Harvey Charity Day visit www.otcgh.com.

About OTC Global Holdings

Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore.  The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives.  The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit www.otcgh.com or go to https://player.vimeo.com/video/146686709.

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