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Steve Sparke is the chief operating officer of [[Marex Financial]], a London based futures broker.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.marexfinancial.com/marex_board.html|name=Group Board|org=Marex Financial|date=March 23, 2011}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-sparke/13/715/913|name=Steve Sparke|org=LinkedIn|date=March 23, 2011}}</ref>
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Steve Sparke is a longtime industry executive who is currently a non-executive director of KRM22. He was appointed to that role in December 2019, replacing Matt Reed, who stepped down to focus on other business commitments.
  
Sparke is also chairman of the [[Futures and Options Association]] (FOA), now [[FIA Europe]], the main trade association for the European [[derivatives]] industry.<ref>{{cite web|name=Leadership|url=http://www.foa.co.uk/index.jsp |org=FOA|date=December 28, 2007}}</ref> He took up the position in July 2007 when [[Roy Leighton]] retired from the board.<ref>{{cite web|name=Press Release|url=http://www.foa.co.uk/external/releases/FOA_chairman_jul07.pdf|org=FOA|date=June 19, 2008}}</ref>  He is also a member of the board of directors of [[FIA Global]].
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He is also chairman of the [[Futures and Options Association]] (FOA), now [[FIA Europe]], the main trade association for the European [[derivatives]] industry.<ref>{{cite web|name=Leadership|url=http://www.foa.co.uk/index.jsp |org=FOA|date=December 28, 2007}}</ref> He took up the position in July 2007 when [[Roy Leighton]] retired from the board.<ref>{{cite web|name=Press Release|url=http://www.foa.co.uk/external/releases/FOA_chairman_jul07.pdf|org=FOA|date=June 19, 2008}}</ref>  He is also a member of the board of directors of [[FIA Global]].
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Sparke was the chief operating officer of [[Marex Financial]], a London based futures broker, starting in 2006.<ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.marexfinancial.com/marex_board.html|name=Group Board|org=Marex Financial|date=March 23, 2011}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.linkedin.com/pub/steve-sparke/13/715/913|name=Steve Sparke|org=LinkedIn|date=March 23, 2011}}</ref>
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During his time at Marex, he expanded the global footprint of the organisation with new regulated entities and offices opened in New York and Hong Kong and boosted the firm’s presence in Singapore. He directed the integration of multiple businesses, including the high profile acquisition of Spectron.  
  
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
 
Sparke's career spans 27 years in the UK financial-services industry, primarily in [[interest rate]] [[trading]] and [[futures trading|futures]] and [[options]] [[brokerage]]. Most recently, he was managing director and global head of [[exchange-traded derivatives]] at [[UBS]], and has driven a number of the technology-led changes within the [[futures commission merchant]] sector.
 
Sparke's career spans 27 years in the UK financial-services industry, primarily in [[interest rate]] [[trading]] and [[futures trading|futures]] and [[options]] [[brokerage]]. Most recently, he was managing director and global head of [[exchange-traded derivatives]] at [[UBS]], and has driven a number of the technology-led changes within the [[futures commission merchant]] sector.
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Before joining Marex Spectron, he was managing director and global head of exchange traded derivatives at UBS from 1994 to 2006 where he launched and led the bank’s ETD Clearing and Execution business. He headed the Short Term Interest Rates business at SBC London Branch from 1987 to 1994.
  
 
In 2008, he lead an FOA inquiry on the advantages and disadvantages of [[exchange]]-integrated [[clearing]].<ref>{{cite web|name=Industry Association to Probe Exchange Clearing|url=http://www.finextra.com/fullstory.asp?id=18580|org=FinExtra|date=June 19, 2008}}</ref>
 
In 2008, he lead an FOA inquiry on the advantages and disadvantages of [[exchange]]-integrated [[clearing]].<ref>{{cite web|name=Industry Association to Probe Exchange Clearing|url=http://www.finextra.com/fullstory.asp?id=18580|org=FinExtra|date=June 19, 2008}}</ref>

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Steve Sparke
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Occupation Non-Executive Director
Employer KRM22
Location London
Website www.marexfinancial.com

Steve Sparke is a longtime industry executive who is currently a non-executive director of KRM22. He was appointed to that role in December 2019, replacing Matt Reed, who stepped down to focus on other business commitments.

He is also chairman of the Futures and Options Association (FOA), now FIA Europe, the main trade association for the European derivatives industry.[1] He took up the position in July 2007 when Roy Leighton retired from the board.[2] He is also a member of the board of directors of FIA Global.

Sparke was the chief operating officer of Marex Financial, a London based futures broker, starting in 2006.[3][4]

During his time at Marex, he expanded the global footprint of the organisation with new regulated entities and offices opened in New York and Hong Kong and boosted the firm’s presence in Singapore. He directed the integration of multiple businesses, including the high profile acquisition of Spectron.

Background

Sparke's career spans 27 years in the UK financial-services industry, primarily in interest rate trading and futures and options brokerage. Most recently, he was managing director and global head of exchange-traded derivatives at UBS, and has driven a number of the technology-led changes within the futures commission merchant sector.

Before joining Marex Spectron, he was managing director and global head of exchange traded derivatives at UBS from 1994 to 2006 where he launched and led the bank’s ETD Clearing and Execution business. He headed the Short Term Interest Rates business at SBC London Branch from 1987 to 1994.

In 2008, he lead an FOA inquiry on the advantages and disadvantages of exchange-integrated clearing.[5]

He currently holds a number of executive and non-executive directorships, including Euronext.Liffe where he chairs the audit and risk committee, and Patsystems.[6] He is also a special advisor for the Futures Industry Association (FIA) board directors [7] and a member of the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee.[8] [9]

Education

Sparke graduated with a law degree from Nottingham University in 1979.

References

  1. Leadership. FOA.
  2. Press Release. FOA.
  3. Group Board. Marex Financial.
  4. Steve Sparke. LinkedIn.
  5. Industry Association to Probe Exchange Clearing. FinExtra.
  6. Key Personnel. PatsSystems.
  7. Press Release. FIA.
  8. Global Markets Advisory Committee Members. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
  9. CFTC, Toothless Regulator, Looks to Take a Bite Out of Derivatives. Huffington Post.