Eugene Ferrara is a Director at Alaric Compliance Services, LLC, and a seasoned compliance professional with over 15 years of compliance related experience working with the CFTC, NFA, OCC, Federal Reserve Bank, and the market regulation departments of various exchanges. His product experience includes commodities, futures, derivatives, Swaps, FX products, Fixed Income instruments, and Cryptocurrency. His background includes developing regulatory and compliance controls for Sales and Trading businesses that offer or operate Electronic Trading Platforms, Algorithmic Trading, Direct Market Access, and Automated Trading Systems.
Prior to joining Alaric, Mr. Ferrara, held compliance positions at J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A.; Morgan Stanley and Co. Incorporated; and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX division). During his tenure with J.P. Morgan Chase, he served as a Compliance Director and as the Swap Dealer Chief Compliance Officer for the JPMorgan Ventures Energy Corp from 2015 through 2018 and led the North America Macro Sales and Trading Compliance Advisory Team. He conducted compliance training, drafted policies and issued bulletins highlighting important market conduct issues including spoofing, layering and other potentially manipulative practices. He conducted risk evaluations and developed compliance standards for Fintech and Digital initiatives including the proposed implementation of Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, and Big Data governance and internal data usage.
He began his career as a Compliance Specialist with the CME where he conducted trade surveillance and monitored futures and cash prices, market news, open interest and positions relating to NYMEX and Comex pricing. He later joined Morgan Stanley’s Compliance department overseeing the Futures Commission Merchant where he updated the compliance manual, drafted Compliance Bulletins and enhanced reports designed to detect disruptive trading, position limit violations, wash-trades, and other potentially manipulative practices.
Mr. Ferrara graduated from Rutgers University and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, with a Minor in Political Science.
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