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Spot Trading elevates three to partner

First Published 3rd April 2014

Spot Trading adds McInerney, Penley and Nakagawa to partnership.

Chicago - Spot Trading LLC, the proprietary trading firm, has announced the addition of three executives to the firm's partnership. Robin McInerney, Daniel Penley and Aki Nakagawa have now joined Spot's existing group of 10 partners.

Rob Merrilees, Spot's Founder and Chairman, said: "We're delighted to recognize these talented individuals for exhibiting truly extraordinary performance and consistently making significant and ongoing contributions to the firm's success."

Spot CEO Steve Brodsky said: "Robin, Dan and Aki have all played a critical role in the growth of our firm, and I look forward to working with them as partners. On behalf of the firm, I congratulate them on this well-deserved honor."

McInerney, Chief Financial Officer since February 2013, joined Spot in 2009 as Finance Director, Controller. She is a Certified Public Accountant with 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. Prior to joining Spot, she served in various roles at R.R. Donnelley beginning in 2001, most recently as the Director of Accounting, Consolidations and External Reporting.

Penley, Director of Algorithmic Trading and Execution, joined Spot in 2011. He has over 10 years of trading experience and was most recently a Senior Equity Trader with Greenback Automation.

Nakagawa, who joined Spot in 2007, is a Portfolio Manager on the firm's trading team. Nakagawa joined Spot as a member of the Spot Training Program (STP). He continues to support and develop incoming STPs in the Program.

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