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Jun 01, 2010 • DTCC Connection

Donahue Becomes New Chairman of Omgeo Board

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– Donald F. Donahue

Donald F. Donahue, DTCC chairman and CEO, recently became the new chairman of Omgeo’s Board of Managers. Richard Macek, DTCC’s former executive managing director Risk and Finance, who served as chairman of Omgeo’s Board since December 2004, retires from his position, having played a key role in Omgeo’s successful evolution to market leader in the post-trade space.


Omgeo, DTCC’s joint venture with Thomson Reuters, automates post-trade processing for institutional investors globally. Its Global Board is made up of 11 broadly representative members of the financial industry, who play a vital part in the ongoing governance and industry oversight of the organization. The Board is responsible for representing the interests of all of Omgeo’s client base around the world on a wide range of issues relating to strategy, governance, risk management and operations.


‘Omgeo is uniquely positioned in the world to link counterparties, automate an extended range of trade lifecycle events and help mitigate risk between trade counterparties. I am very committed to the essential work Omgeo is doing and the enormous benefits it is bringing to the industry globally.’ -Donald F. Donahue


Cynthia Meyn, senior vice president and senior operations manager of PIMCO, also joined the Omgeo Board to replace Jacques-Philippe Marson, former president and chief executive officer, BNP Paribas Securities Services. Markus Ruetimann of Schroder Investment Management Limited, is leaving the Omgeo board, on which he has served as member since 2003.


‘Wealth of knowledge’

“I am delighted to welcome Don and Cynthia to Omgeo’s Board of Managers and am excited about the wealth of knowledge my esteemed colleagues bring,” said Marianne Brown, CEO of Omgeo. “Don’s extensive financial services background and current role at DTCC position him extremely well as our new chairman. Cynthia’s deep pool of expertise in the derivatives space will help Omgeo validate and shape its strategic direction, especially since derivatives processing and counterparty risk management will remain key issues for our industry in 2010.


Rick Macek, Jacques-Philippe Marson and Markus Ruetimann will be thoroughly missed. In particular, I am extremely grateful for Rick’s contribution to Omgeo’s success and would like to thank him personally for the valued guidance and support over the past few years,” added Brown.


“Omgeo is uniquely positioned in the world to link counterparties, automate an extended range of trade lifecycle events and help mitigate risk between trade counterparties,” said Donahue. “I am very committed to the essential work Omgeo is doing and the enormous benefits it is bringing to the industry globally.” @


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