Paragon Global Markets (PGM) is an independent introducing broker, registered with the National Futures Association (NFA) servicing a diverse mix of Futures, Foreign Exchange and OTC Swap, execution and clearing clients trading in global derivatives markets.
At PGM we realize that each client is different and that client service is paramount. We are keenly aware that the requirements of our clients are as diverse as the markets they trade and the strategies they employ. Our independent model enables us to focus exclusively on delivering tailored solutions to our clients for their execution and clearing needs. The extensive experience of our team allows us to take the time to understand our client’s requirements and construct a tailored offering utilizing the deep resources of our clearing partners overlaid with our superior client service focus and capabilities.
PGM has established strategic clearing relationships with a diverse group of well capitalized financial institutions facilitating clearing services for our clients. As a client of PGM, our customers benefit from our extensive market and industry experience, our clearing partner relationships and our tailored client services. The PGM focus helps to ensure that our clients take maximum advantage of broad industry capabilities while benefitting from PGM tailored services, all delivered from a single point of contact.
The PGM management team –
William Sexton, CAIA
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sexton is a senior capital markets professional with executive level experience across a broad range of functional areas and product lines. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Newedge USA, LLC and Head of the Americas for Newedge Group, SA where he was also a member of the Executive Committee with responsibility for setting strategy in the Americas. Mr. Sexton was also the head of sales and marketing in the region with responsibility for managing sales and client relationships. He has had responsibility for all functional areas of a Broker Dealer and Futures Commission Merchant holding senior executive level positions with industry leading futures brokers and exchanges. Mr. Sexton has served on the Executive Committee of the Futures Industry Association and the Risk Advisory Committee of New York Portfolio Clearing.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Grady is a 32 year veteran in the financial services industry. Mr. Grady spent 23 years with a leading brokerage services provider in the derivatives space in positions of increasing responsibility ultimately as Chief Operating Officer with direct responsibility for a global staff in excess of 2,000 professionals. Mr. Grady subsequently was recruited to serve as CEO of MF Global in Chicago responsible for the management, development and integration of their derivatives businesses. Mr. Grady added Managing Director of Global Prime Clearing Services for MF Global to his responsibilities and was instrumental in growing that business into an industry leader.
John L. Johnston is a senior sales executive in the Futures and Banking industry. Mr. Johnston has been a member of the NY COMEX for 37 years and, concurrently as a member of the NYMEX for 25 years until 1995. He served on the COMEX Governor’s committee from 2011 to 2014. Recently, Mr. Johnston was Head of North American futures sales for ICAP USA and Director of commodity sales for Standard America, a division of the Standard Bank of South Africa.
Senior Vice President
Charles Matthews began his career in Chicago in 1988 as a desk trader. He held various trading floor and back office positions prior to joining a major FCM in 1991. In 1994, Mr. Matthews moved to New York to oversee and manage the margin/risk department. Mr. Matthews transitioned from margin/risk operations back to trade execution in 1997. Involved in electronic markets from the early stages, he was asked to head the corporate trading desks for both New York and Chicago in 2000. Since then, he has held similar positions with MF Global from 2005 forward. Mr. Matthews has extensive experience in acquisition/consolidations and global electronic trading platforms.
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