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12.25.2015 CHICAGO, NEW YORK, LONDON AND SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Christmas.

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11.30.2015 HONG KONG | XFA Managing Partner, Tim Hendricks will participate in the 1st Annual CBOE RMC Asia Panel for US Options and Volatility Market Structure.

XFA Managing Partner, Tim Hendricks  will participate in the 1st Annual CBOE RMC Asia Panel for US Options and Volatility Market Structure in Hong Kong taking place on November 30th. XFA is pleased to sponsor and participate in the 1st … Continue reading

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11.26.2015 CHICAGO, NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

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11.12.2015 ATLANTA | XFA is proud to support Hedge Funds Care Southeast’s annual “Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit.”

XFA is pleased to participate and sponsor Hedge Funds Care Southeast’s  Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit. On November 12, 2015, the HFC Southeast Committee of Hearts will present the Annual Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit at … Continue reading

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9.28.2015 GENEVA, SWITZERLAND | XFA Managing Partner, Duke Ellington will participate in the CBOE RMC Europe Panel for US Options and Volatility Market Structure.

XFA Managining Partner, Duke Ellington will participate on the Panel for US Options and Volatility Market Structure at the Chicago Board Options Exchange Risk Management Conference Europe in Geneva, Switzerland on September 28th. XFA and XFA Global are pleased to … Continue reading

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9.8.2015 LONDON | XFA in conjunction with the CBOE and Bloomberg present The 6th Annual Volatility Symposium in London.

XFA, CBOE and Bloomberg are pleased to host The 6th Annual Equity Volatility Symposium at Bloomberg’s offices in London. XFA Managing Director, Ed Lynn as well as XFA Global Director, Jonathon Glassock and XFA Global Marketing Director, Paul O’Donnell will … Continue reading

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9.7.2015 CHICAGO, NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

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8.31.2015 HINSDALE | XFA is the proud presenting sponsor at the 25th Annual St. Jude Chicago Golf Classic at the Ruth Lake Country Club.

XFA is a longtime supporter and friend of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and we are looking forward to attending this wonderful  annual event. The 25th Annual St. Jude Golf Classic is on Monday, August 31 at the Ruth Lake … Continue reading

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7.3.2015 CHICAGO, NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

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6.11.2015 NEW YORK | XFA Director, Bill O’Keefe, will participate in SRP Americas’ 4th Annual North American Structured Products and Derivatives Conference.

XFA Director of Derivatives & Customized Options, Bill O’Keefe will participate in SRP’s 4th Annual North American Structured Products and Derivatives Conference Panel in New York on June 11-12, 2015 in New York. Bill will be featured on the panel … Continue reading

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5.25.2015 CHICAGO, NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Memorial Day.

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4.30.2015 NEW YORK | XFA is pleased to support our friends in the 2015 OIC Charity Ride by the Out of Options Motorcycle Club.

The Out of Options Motorcycle Club is dedicated to fund raising for both St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital as well as The Babies Heart Fund. To donate to the Babies Heart Fund, click here: https://www.crowdrise.com/bikerideforbabies You can follow the whole … Continue reading

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4.3.2015 CHICAGO, NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Good Friday.

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3.4.2015 CARLSBAD | XFA is sponsoring the CBOE RMC in Carlsbad, California.

XFA is sponsoring the CBOE Risk Management Conference in Carlsbad, California March 4-6. Terry Andrews, as well as others from XFA, will be in attendance. If you would like to set up an appointment with an XFA representative, please email … Continue reading

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2.16.2015 CHICAGO, NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of President’s Day.

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2.2.2015 CHICAGO | XFA Managing Partners, Duke Ellington and Tim Hendricks co-host a reception in honor of Rahm Emanuel for RAHM for Chicago.

For more information, please contact Sharon Stanciel at stanciel@cboe.com or Jeremy Hallahan at finance@chicagoforrahm.com.

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1.19.2015 CHICAGO, NEW YORK AND SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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1.1.2015 CHICAGO | XFA launched Interest Rate Desk at the CME.

XFA officially launched an interest rate desk at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) January 1, 2015 focusing on Eurodollar options, 2’s, 5’s and 10 year note options. For further information contact Joe Buffo at 312-235-0320.

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12.25.2014 CHICAGO, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Christmas.

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12.19.2014 CHICAGO | XFA Hosts Our Annual Holiday Party at PARLOR PIZZA BAR.

XFA wishes all of our team the merriest holiday season and a very happy new year! See you at the party!

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11.27.2014 CHICAGO, NEW YORK, SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

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11.22.2014 CHICAGO | XFA Managing Partner, Duke Ellington, is quoted in EQ Derivatives article discussing CBOE Volatility products VIX options and CBOE/CBOT 10 Year U.S.Treasury Note Volatility Index VXTYN.

Please click on the PDF to view the article. For more information on VXTYN please visit www.cboe.com

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11.13.2014 ATLANA | XFA sponsors Hedge Funds Care Help For Children, “Southeast Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit.”

XFA is pleased to participate and sponsor Hedge Funds Care Help For Children’s Southeast Open Your Heart to the Children Benefit in Atlanta on November 13, 2014. Hedge Funds Care Help For Children is committed to preventing and treating child … Continue reading

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10.30.2014 LONDON | XFA Managing Partner, Tim Hendricks will participate on the Equity Volatility Symposium Panel and XFA Managing Partner, Duke Ellington, will open the introductions at The 5th Annual Equity Volatility Symposium in London.

XFA, CBOE and Bloomberg are hosting the 5th Annual Equity Volatility Symposium at Bloomberg in London.  XFA Managing Partner, Tim Henrdicks will participate on the Panel and XFA Managing Partner, Duke Ellington will open the Symposium.  In addition,  XFA is … Continue reading

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10.10.2014 | CHINA: X-Change Financial Access (XFA) Managing Member Tim Hendricks is featured in an article in the 2014 USA Country Business Report published in the South China Morning Post on October 3rd.

The South China Morning Post is Asia’s leading English language newspaper with a focus on the greater China region. To view the article, please visit http://www.scmp.com/article/1610661/xfa-boosts-rebalancing-strategies-through-options-trading

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10.10.2014 NEW JERSEY | X-Change Financial Access (XFA) is a proud sponsor of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills, (JLOSH).

Donations go directly to supporting the League’s mission to develop women as civic leaders with direct community impact concentrating on improving the lives of children living in poverty. XFA is committed to improving the lives of those less fortunate and … Continue reading

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9.22.2014 LONDON | Dr. Pippa Malmgren releases her debut book, “SIGNALS.”

Dr. Pippa Malmgren’s upcoming  debut book, “ SIGNALS The Breakdown of the Social Contract and the Rise of Geopolitics,” is yet to be released and already receiving prestigious acclaim from  various institutions. For more information about the release of “SIGNALS,” … Continue reading

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9.8.2014 CHICAGO | XFA is pleased to sponsor and participate in the 24th Annual St. Jude Golf Classic.

XFA is a long time supporter and friend of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and we are looking forward to attending this wonderful  annual event. The 24th Annual St. Jude Golf Classic is on Monday, September 8 at the Sunset … Continue reading

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9.3.2014 WICKLOW, IRELAND | XFA and XFA Global London are sponsoring CBOE RMC in Wicklow, Ireland.

September 3 – 5, 2014 Tim Hendricks (CME, Chicago), Duke Ellington (CBOE, Chicago), Ed Lynn (NYSE AMEX, New York), Jonathon Glassock (XFA Global, London) and Paul O’Donnell (XFA Global, London) will be in attendance and look forward to the opportunity … Continue reading

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9.1.2014 CHICAGO, NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Labor Day.

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8.7.2014 CHICAGO | XFA is sponsoring the 34th Annual James R. Kipp Golf Classic.

XFA is pleased to continue our support of the 34th Annual James R. Kipp Golf Classic at Harborside International Golf Course. Duke Ellington, Edward Lynn and friends are looking forward to participating in this wonderful event which supports St. Jude … Continue reading

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7.20.2014 NEW YORK | XFA supports KIDS CREATIVE Gift of Literacy.

XFA is pleased to support KIDS CREATIVE Gift of Literacy program. Kids Creative is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that offers arts based, peace education programs for Pre-K to High School age students through after school programs, workshops and summer camps. … Continue reading

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7.7.2014 CHICAGO | CBOE to launch SPX End-of-Month Options in July.

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), plans to introduce PM-settled, End-of-Month options series (EOM) with expiration dates falling on the last business day of the month for its S&P500 Index (SOX(SM)) options. For more information, please visit www.cboe.com/EOM or http://ir.cboe.com/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=851267

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7.4.2014 CHICAGO, NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Independence Day.

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6.17.2014 CHICAGO | XFA Managing Partner, Tim Hendricks, is attending the Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards in Chicago.

XFA is pleased to support the nominees for this prestigious set of awards.

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6.3.2014 CHICAGO | CBOE appoints Duke Ellington to the CBOE Advisory Board

Duke Ellington, XFA Managing Partner, was nominated and selected to join the CBOE Advisory Board by the CBOE Board of Directors. The CBOE Advisory Board works directly with the Board of Directors and CBOE Management providing counsel on various industry … Continue reading

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5.26.2014 XFA CHICAGO, NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Memorial Day

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5.1.2014 CHICAGO | XFA appoints XFA Broker, John O’Grady, as the new XFA Manager of the CBOE Vix Options Pit

John O’Grady, (OGR), began his career at the CBOE in 1985 and has held numerous positions at the CBOE ever since. John was the Vice President at Paine Webber for 5 years, followed by becoming the  Vice President of Equity … Continue reading

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4.18.2014 XFA CHICAGO, NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Good Friday

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3.29.2014 MILWAUKEE | XFA is pleased to sponsor the American Cancer Society Relay for Life

American Cancer Society Relay for Life at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is entering its second year, taking place at the Klotsche Center on Campus. XFA is proud to help the University students reach their goals in the fight against cancer. … Continue reading

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3.17.2014 BONITA SPRINGS | XFA is sponsoring the CBOE RMC in Bonita Springs, Florida

XFA is pleased to sponsor the Welcome Wine Reception at CBOE  RMC on the evening of  Monday, March 17th. XFA Managing Director, Ed Lynn and XFA Director of Sales, Joe Buffo will be in attendance. To schedule a time to … Continue reading

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2.17.2014 XFA CHICAGO, NEW YORK and SAN FRANCISCO | XFA will be closed in observance of Presidents’ Day

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1.22.2014 NEW JERSEY | X-Change Financial Access (XFA) is a proud “Gold League Sponsor” of the Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills

Donations go directly to supporting the League’s mission to develop women as civic leaders with direct community impact concentrating on improving the lives of children living in poverty. XFA is committed to improving the lives of those less fortunate and … Continue reading

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1.14.2014 LONDON | Dr. Pippa Malmgren appeared on the Keiser Report with Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert.

http://rt.com/shows/keiser-report/episode-549-max-keiser-530/

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12.20.2013 CHICAGO | XFA Hosts our Annual Holiday Party at STOUT.

XFA wishes all of our team  the merriest  holiday season and a happy new year! See you at the party!

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12.12.2013 LONDON | Dr. Pippa Malmgren will be a featured guest on Bloomberg TV, 7-8am GMT.

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12.9.2013 CHICAGO | Terry Andrews and group join XFA on the CBOE.

XFA is pleased to welcome Terry Andrews, former Managing Director of CTC XS Execution Group, and his team of brokers. Terry’s team is located directly in the SPY and IWM pits (CBOE)  providing  XFA’s customers direct access into both pits and … Continue reading

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11.25.2013 LONDON | Dr. Pippa Malmgren was live on Bloomberg TV discussing the market impact of Iran’s nuclear program deal.

Dr. Pippa Malmgren, the Founder and President of Principalis Asset Management and XFA Advisor, was a featured guest on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” http://www.bloomberg.com/video/hard-for-iran-not-to-breach-deal-mialmgren-jM6uG6ygT9iYpSzQxVGQ6w.html

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11.7.13 PARIS | XFA Managing Member, Tim Hendricks is a featured speaker at The 4th Annual Equity Volatility Symposium in Paris

XFA in conjunction with Bloomberg and CBOE are hosting the Equity Volatility Symposium in London. XFA Managing Member, Tim Hendricks will discuss direct market access into US exchanges. Also, XFA is pleased  to present featured speaker, Principalis Asset Management  Founder … Continue reading

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11.5.13 LONDON | XFA Managing Member, Tim Hendricks is a featured speaker at The 4th Annual Equity Volatility Symposium in London

XFA in conjunction with Bloomberg and CBOE are hosting the Equity Volatility Symposium in London. XFA Managing Member, Tim Hendricks will discuss direct market access into US exchanges. Also, XFA is pleased  to present featured speaker, Principalis Asset Management  Founder … Continue reading

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11.2.13 LONDON | XFA Global Ltd., our London office, will host our friends abroad at the Superbox, Emirates Stadium for Arsenal v. Liverpool

XFA Global London’s Managing Director, Jonathon Glassock with XFA’s Managing Members Tim Hendricks, Pete Scheffler and Duke Ellington will host this exciting event in London.  Go Arsenal!

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10.28.13 LONDON | XFA Global Ltd. is relocating

XFA Global Limited is moving to 1 Cornhill, London EC3V 3ND. The new primary phone is +44 (0) 203 178 7423.   For more information please email info@xfa-global.com.

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10.23.13 NEW YORK | XFA is pleased to sponsor ALTSO’s Hedge Fund Rocktober Event in New York

The partners of XFA are looking forward to seeing many of our friends at this fun event for a worthy cause! A Leg To Stand On (“ALTSO”) is a non-profit organization providing free orthopedic care – including prosthetic limbs, orthotic … Continue reading

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10.21.13 CHICAGO | CBOE Futures Exchange extends VIX futures trading hours

XFA’s 24 Hour Futures Desk is fully functioning and able to accommodate the extended VIX futures trading hours.  To reach XFA’s  24 Hour Futures Desk please call 312-347-4900.   The CBOE will launch the new trading hours in two phases. … Continue reading

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10.8.13 NEW YORK | XFA is pleased to be a corporate sponsor of The Autumn Golf Event

benefitting the The Jewish Renaissance Family of Organizations and The Birthday Box.  XFA Managing Director, Ed Lynn will be in attendance. The Autumn Golf Event will take place on October 8, 2013 at the Maplewood Country Club in Maplewood, New … Continue reading

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10.3.13 CHICAGO | XFA sponsors ALTSO’s Hedge Fund Rocktober Event in Chicago

A Leg To Stand On (“ALTSO”) is a non-profit organization providing free orthopedic care – including prosthetic limbs, orthotic devices, mobility aids, corrective surgery and rehabilitative care – to children in the developing world. For more information about A Leg … Continue reading

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9.30.13 LISBON, PORTUGAL | XFA Global London and XFA are sponsoring the CBOE RMC in Sintra, Portugal

September 30-October 2 Duke Ellington (CBOE, Chicago), Pete Scheffler (CME, Chicago), Eddie Lynn (XFA Securities, N.Y.),  and Jonathon Glassock (XFA Global, U.K.), will be in attendance and look forward to the opportunity to meet with the participants at this conference. … Continue reading

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9.12.13 CHICAGO | XFA is proud to partner with Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

XFA is pleased to support Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Bridget Kloak, XFA Chicago Administration, has joined the Bear Necessities Mentoring Program and will assist the Foundation in various projects and initiatives this fall. Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is … Continue reading

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9.10.13 CHICAGO | Illinois Mentoring Partnership Board Meeting

XFA is a committed corporate partner of the Illinois Mentoring Partnership (IMP) and is an active Board Member. In addition, XFA employees actively participate in volunteer work for IMP. The Illinois Mentoring Partnership (IMP) is the unifying champion for quality … Continue reading

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8.19.13 CHICAGO | XFA is pleased to sponsor and participate in the 23rd Annual St. Jude Chicago Golf Classic

XFA’s Managing Members, Tim Hendricks, Peter Scheffler and Duke Ellington are happy to continue their support of St. Jude.

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8.13.13 CHICAGO | XFA Global Appoints Paul O’Donnell as the New Marketing Director for London and UK

XFA Global Limited, the UK arm of X-Change Financial Access, the Chicago based broker, has appointed Paul O’Donnell as Marketing Director for UK and Europe, based in London. Paul was previously Co-founder and COO of Principalis Asset Management and Managing … Continue reading

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8.8.13 Chicago | XFA is sponsoring the 33rd annual James R. Kipp Golf Classic

XFA is sponsoring the 33rd annual James R. Kipp Golf Classic at Harborside International Golf Course. Duke Ellington, Ed Lynn and friends are golfing in this wonderful event which donates a portion of the net proceeds to the St. Jude … Continue reading

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10.01.12 | XFA Sponsors the Equity Volatility Symposium in London & Geneva

XFA is pleased to announce we will again join Bloomberg and the Chicago Board Options Exchange in sponsoring the Equity Volatility Symposium in London (October 30, 2012) and in Geneva (November 1, 2012). The Symposium will include renowned market experts … Continue reading

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09.4.12 | XFA GOES GLOBAL

CHICAGO, IL – X-CHANGE FINANCIAL ACCESS, LLC (“XFA”), a leading agency brokerage firm for global benchmarkderivatives, is expanding its sales operations to Europe with the opening of a new London office to meet growing international demand for high-quality trade execution … Continue reading

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01.15.12 | XFA Expands NY Sales & Strategy Desk in Move to 61 Broadway — February 1

X-Change Financial Access, LLC has expanded its New York presence to better serve its customer base and has established a new Sales and Strategy Desk at 61 Broadway. Its move to the new location will be effective February 1, 2012. … Continue reading

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11.01.11 | Large Industry Participation in XFA Sponsored Volatility Symposium in London & Paris

The XFA, Bloomberg and CBOE Volatility Symposium in London and Paris was fully subscribed, with 250 participants in London and 100 in Paris. The primary attendees included institutional traders and portfolio managers who listened to market experts share their insights … Continue reading

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10.20.11 | Options and Futures Industry Regulatory and Legislative Update

This update will cover key personnel changes at the SEC and CFTC, recent legislative action on financial reform (Dodd-Frank), the introduction of P.M. Settled S&P 500 Index Options, rule making by the SEC on large trader reporting, and legislative developments … Continue reading

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09.01.11 | XFA Acquires Large CBOE SPX Brokerage Group

CHICAGO, IL – X-CHANGE FINANCIAL ACCESS, LLC (“XFA”), a leading brokerage firm for global benchmark derivatives, has acquired the index options division of MEB Options, extending its leadership position in trade execution volume in S&P 500 Index cash options (Symbol: … Continue reading

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08.01.11 | XFA Sponsors Volatility Symposium in London & Paris

XFA is pleased to announce that they will be joining Bloomberg and CBOE in sponsoring a volatility symposium in London (October 18, 2011) and Paris (October 20, 2011). The symposium includes renowned market experts offering their insights on the impact … Continue reading

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05.15.11 | XFA Opens New York Derivative Strategy and Execution Desk

Chicago, IL – X-CHANGE FINANCIAL ACCESS, LLC (“XFA”), a leading brokerage firm for global benchmark derivatives, is pleased to announce the appointments of Edward Lynn, Frederick Bethon and Christopher O’Grady to the positions of Managing Director in the Company’s newly … Continue reading

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05.01.11 | XFA Expands VIX Options Brokerage Desk

CHICAGO, IL – X-CHANGE FINANCIAL ACCESS, LLC (“XFA”), a leading brokerage firm for global benchmark derivatives, has expanded its trade execution operations in CBOE Volatility Index options (Symbol: VIX) at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. XFA has added two more … Continue reading

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03.11.11 | Options and Futures Industry Regulatory and Legislative Update

This update will cover key personnel changes at the SEC and CFTC, recent legislative action on financial reform, a rulemaking by the CFTC relating to retail forex transactions, a renoticing of a rule proposal by the SEC on flash orders … Continue reading

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XFA Top Volume Broker on CBOE for 2010

X-Change Financial Access, LLC, was the top broker by volume of contracts traded on the Chicago Board Options Exchange in 2010, with over 83 million contracts executed. XFA’s volume leadership was driven by its SPX operation which topped 41 million … Continue reading

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