HOUSTON (July 30, 2015) – Ion Energy Group, a portfolio company of leading independent interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), today announced that it has brokered the first options contract on the newly launched Nasdaq Futures Exchange (NFX).

“This is yet another example of Ion Energy and OTCGH’s continued leadership in the commodities space,” said Sid Perkins, Ion Energy Managing Director. “Daring to do things differently, like expanding our brokering services to include the NFX, is consistent with OTCGH’s mission and allows the company’s brokers to continue providing unmatched service and liquidity to our customers in an ever-changing market.”

In addition to brokering services, OTCGH has worked to integrate its EOXLive active markets platform on Nasdaq’s new exchange.

“OTCGH’s willingness to join the NFX community allows them to provide more value to their customers at a lower cost,” said Rick Beaman, head of sales for Nasdaq Futures Exchange. “We worked closely with the OTCGH team to ensure the end-to-end integration works smoothly.”

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About Ion Energy Group

Founded in 2008 and based in New York and Houston, Ion Energy is a portfolio company of OTC Global Holdings and a brokering group of EOX Holdings that offers clients brokering services and expertise in natural gas liquids (NGL), product options and the natural gas and crude markets.

About OTC Global Holdings

Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Geneva, Houston, New Jersey, London, Louisville and New York. The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE and NYMEX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives. The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit or go to

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Pierpont Communications
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