G. H. Financials Limited - Board Chair Rotation

22 February 2024

G. H. Financials Limited (GHF) is pleased to announce the forthcoming appointment of Jerome Kemp as its new Board Chairman, subject to regulatory approval. As a 30-year veteran of the cleared derivatives industry, Jerome brings a wealth of industry expertise.  Jerome will succeed Mark Ibbotson who served as Chief Executive and subsequently as Board Chair from 2014 to 2024.  Mark will be leaving GHF to pursue another opportunity in the market.

Gedon Hertshten, Director and Founder of GHF commented:
"On behalf of GHF I would like to express my sincere thanks and best wishes to Mark for the significant progress the firm made under his leadership.  We are thrilled to have Jerome join G. H. Financials as the company’s new chair.  Jerome has been at the forefront of the industry for many years and brings with him significant knowledge and insight.  Jerome will be building on Mark’s legacy in helping the company to focus on growth and diversification as G. H. Financials continues to expand its footprint in global derivatives markets".

About Jerome Kemp

Jerome Kemp has spent over 30 years in leadership roles in the cleared derivatives space.  After starting as a bond trader on the floor of the Paris Bourse, Jerome moved on to spend 18 years with J.P. Morgan in Paris, Tokyo, and London, culminating in the role of co-head of the bank’s global futures business.  In 2011 Jerome joined Citigroup as its Global Head of Futures, Derivatives Clearing, and FX Prime Brokerage, leading the firm to a position of global dominance during his ten-year tenure there.  From 2018 to 2020 Jerome also served as Chair of the Board of FIA.  Since retiring in 2020 Jerome has been acting as an advisor to Baton Systems, a Silicon Valley FinTech, and serves as a non-executive board member of LedgerX, a subsidiary of the Miami Holdings Group.

About G. H. Financials

Since 1993 G. H. Financials has been providing market access and clearing solutions to professional traders and institutions on global derivatives exchanges. During the last financial year, GHF has cleared 600 million listed derivatives contracts on over twenty-five exchanges globally and is consistently one of the largest clearing members on key European and US derivatives exchanges. GHF is headquartered in London with subsidiaries in Chicago, Hong Kong and Kolkata.

Further information

If you would like further information, please contact Sharon Shi Ning, Chief Excutive: shi.ning@ghfinancials.com