FTSE Russell Hires Derivatives Sales Expert Smith

Former CME exec Smith will head the business area that licenses FTSE Russell's indexes for the creation of derivative products.

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Smith was previously executive director of strategic account management at CME Group, where he spent seven years in various roles, prior to which he was a director at clearinghouse the International Derivatives Clearing Group, and spent five years as global head of sales at the US Futures Exchange, following a previous three-year stint at CME in strategic account management and FCM and exchange relations.

In his new role, he reports to Ron Bundy, chief executive of North America benchmarks at F