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CME Group Announces New Managing Director Roles

Mar 7, 2016

CHICAGO, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced the following Managing Director promotions, which were effective in February.

  • Peter Keavey, 47, Managing Director and Global Head, Crude & Refined Energy Products
    Based in New York, Keavey is responsible for managing and expanding CME Group's risk management tools across its global Crude and refined product suite, in addition to leading the US Natural Gas and Power businesses. Prior to joining CME Group in 2013, Keavey served as Portfolio Manager at Graham Capital Management focusing on energy markets. He also served as Managing Director and Head of Energy Trading at Scotia Capital and held various commodity trading positions for Enron Corporation, Societe Generale and Lehman Brothers. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business.
  • Tim McCourt, 37, Managing Director and Global Head, Equity Products
    McCourt is responsible for leading the company's global Equity Index product line. He is based in New York and also serves on the S&P Dow Jones Indices U.S. Advisory Panel. Before joining CME Group in 2013, McCourt worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he was responsible for building and managing the Americas Index and Delta One trading book. Prior to RBS, he held a senior trading role with JPMorgan in New York, spending 10 years with the Equity Derivatives Group. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Boston College and a MBA from The University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School.
  • Agha Mirza, 43, Managing Director and Global Head, Interest Rate Products
    Mirza is responsible for driving the growth of CME Group's global Interest Rate franchise. He is based in New York. Before joining the company in 2013, Mirza served as Managing Director and head of the Canadian Rates business at Citigroup, where he spent 17 years as an interest rates trader and trading manager. He holds both a master's degree and a bachelor's degree from MIT.
  • Adrienne Seaman, 45, Managing Director and Associate General Counsel, International
    Based in London, Seaman is responsible for the development and execution of the company's legal and regulatory strategy outside the U.S. Prior to joining CME Group, Seaman was a partner at Taylor Wessing LLP with a particular emphasis on financial services and technology law. She earned a bachelor of laws from the London School of Economics, a master of laws from the University of London's University College and a legal practice diploma from Guildford College of Law.

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( is where the world comes to manage risk. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform, its trading facilities in New York and Chicago, and through its London-based CME Europe derivatives exchange.  CME Group also operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe, which offer clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded contracts and over-the-counter derivatives transactions.  These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk.

CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.  NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc.  KCBOT, KCBT and Kansas City Board of Trade are trademarks of The Board of Trade of Kansas City, Missouri, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and its products can be found at




For further information: Media Contacts, Laurie Bischel, 312.648.8698, Michael Shore, 312.930.2363,,; or Investor Contact, John Peschier, 312.930.8491

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