Bermuda Stock Exchange Announces Appointment of Ailish Byrne as Chief Compliance Officer Designate
Andy Nybo, SVP, Chief Communications Officer
Hamilton, Bermuda — April 12, 2022 — Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX™), a wholly owned subsidiary of Miami International Holdings, Inc., today announced the appointment of Ailish Byrne as Chief Compliance Officer Designate.
Byrne brings 25 years of international stock exchange and financial services experience to her role as she helps drive the development of BSX listing and compliance activities. She will also assist BSX President and CEO Greg Wojciechowski in developing and executing strategic initiatives.
“On behalf of the team at BSX, I am excited to welcome Ailish. She brings a wealth of experience that will help us build on our strong foundation and continue to grow our exchange,” said Wojciechowski. “BSX recently celebrated its 50th anniversary, and we look forward to growing our team and expanding our capabilities to better serve our valued clients for the next 50 years.”
Prior to joining BSX, Byrne spent over 15 years on the leadership team at the Irish Stock Exchange, where she led communications and regulatory functions, and managed internal and external relationships with Irish and international stakeholders. She is a PWC-trained chartered accountant and has a proven track record of implementing projects that transformed the Irish Stock Exchange's voice and brand, while also successfully managing important operational changes across the Irish stock market.
Byrne joins an experienced team of Bermudians as she replaces James McKirdy, who is retiring after devoting more than 20 years of his career to BSX. The two will work closely together as Byrne transitions into her new role.
“I would like to thank James for his many years of exemplary service to BSX,” said Wojciechowski. “He has been a critical member of our team throughout his tenure, helping to grow our exchange and implement best practices in our listings and compliance functions. It has been a pleasure working with him over the years.”
MIAX’s parent holding company, Miami International Holdings, Inc., owns Miami International Securities Exchange, LLC (MIAX®), MIAX PEARL, LLC (MIAX Pearl®), MIAX Emerald, LLC (MIAX Emerald®), Minneapolis Grain Exchange, LLC (MGEX™), and Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX™).
MIAX, MIAX Pearl and MIAX Emerald are national securities exchanges registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that leverage MIAX’s industry-leading technology and infrastructure to provide U.S. listed options trading to their member firms. MIAX serves as the exclusive exchange venue for cash-settled options on the SPIKES® Volatility Index (Ticker: SPIKE), a measure of the expected 30-day volatility in the SPDR® S&P 500® ETF (SPY). In addition to options, MIAX Pearl facilitates the trading of cash equities through MIAX Pearl Equities™.
MGEX is a registered exchange with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and is a Notice Registered Securities Futures Product Exchange with the SEC. MGEX serves as the exclusive market for a variety of products including Hard Red Spring Wheat, SPIKES Futures, BRIXX™ Commercial Real Estate Futures and TAX Futures. MGEX is a Designated Contract Market (DCM) and Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) under the CFTC, providing DCM, DCO and cash market services in an array of asset classes.
BSX is a fully electronic, vertically integrated international securities market regulated by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA) specializing in the listing and trading of capital market instruments such as equities, debt issues, funds, hedge funds, derivative warrants and insurance linked securities. A full member of the World Federation of Exchanges and affiliate member of the International Organization of Securities Commissions, BSX is globally recognized, including by the SEC.
MIAX’s executive offices and National Operations Center are located in Princeton, NJ, with additional offices located in Miami, FL, Minneapolis, MN, and Hamilton, Bermuda.
To learn more about MIAX visit www.MIAXOptions.com.
To learn more about MGEX visit www.mgex.com.
To learn more about BSX visit www.bsx.com.
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