Former DGCX chief executive and Liffe
trader Gary Anderson passed away yesterday after a short
Anderson, who was a well-known and hugely
popular figure in the global derivatives markets, stepped down
from his role at the Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange in
October due to ill health.
He began his career as a floor trader on
the IPE in 1981 before moving onto the Liffe floor.
Anderson held positions at Goldman Sachs,
Deutsche Bank and the Tiniti Financial Group and joined DGCX as
CEO in April 2012.
He presided over a period of unprecedented
growth at the exchange during which it was recognised as
Emerging Exchange of the Year by FOW two years in a row.
Ian Wright, head of business development
at DGCX, said: "In his short tenure here he made such a
positive difference to the exchange.
"His experience, knowledge and gentle but
strong leadership style made it a true pleasure to work with
him. Our thoughts are with his family at this
FOW will be collecting and publishing
comments from the market on Gary’s impact and
legacy. Please e-mail your reflections and comments to Will
Mitting at email@example.com.