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Javelin Capital Markets, LLC announces new CEO, John "Wally" Sullivan

  (May 06, 2014)

NEW YORK, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Javelin Capital Markets, LLC, the parent company of Javelin SEF, LLC, today announced a new CEO, John "Wally" Sullivan.

"I am excited to join the Javelin team to continue the firm's remarkable growth in this new and rapidly evolving swaps marketplace," said Mr. Sullivan.

Mr. Sullivan comes with an institutional equity and option trading background. He founded Pulse Trading Inc. in 2000 that helped pioneer electronic trading on ECN's that transformed the over-the-counter and listed equity market place. More recently, Mr. Sullivan helped launch a large print crossing platform called BlockCross ATS that grew into an industry leader. Pulse Trading and the BlockCross ATS were sold to State Street Bank in 2011.

Mr. Sullivan noted, "As with other asset classes, it tends to be the independent and un-conflicted models that spur change in the markets. Javelin SEF already offers firm electronic streaming markets for Interest Rate Swaps and swap spreads. The depth and quality of electronic central limit order book markets will improve largely based on the support of clients. When clients make a commitment to execute via direct market access with even a portion of their orders, it typically creates a ripple effect throughout the industry."

Javelin SEF, LLC is a Swap Execution Facility that focuses on the execution of Interest Rate Swaps. Javelin SEF works with several execution partners to ensure optimal liquidity for its diverse customer base. Javelin SEF is among the first platforms to operate as a Swap Execution Facility under the Dodd Frank Act 2010 with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Javelin SEF offers, Central Limit Order Book, RFQ and Voice Assisted work flow options. Javelin Capital Markets supports the goals of the Dodd Frank Act of 2010 and recognizes that the mandatory execution of swaps on Swap Execution Facilities is critical to promoting pre-trade transparency, market liquidity and competition in the swaps market. For more information, please see

Contact: James Surless, 212-779-2300

SOURCE Javelin Capital Markets, LLC

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