FIA Japan joins the industry in mourning the loss of Nick Carew Hunt, an integral part of London's futures community and the growth of the derivatives industry in both the U.K. and Europe. He passed away at the age of 71 on 15 January after a short illness.
The long-time Market Secretary of the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE), Nick led the trading venue through numerous phases of growth and innovation including the Royal Exchange floor creation and the move to electronic futures trading. He was also an integral part of the organization's incorporation into Euronext and later the Intercontinental Exchange, where LIFFE was eventually rebranded as ICE Futures Europe.
"Nick was at the center of some of the biggest evolutions our markets saw across the last four decades. But more importantly, he was a valuable friend and mentor to many across this industry. His deep knowledge as well as his good humour will be missed," said FIA President and CEO, and FIA Japan Board Member Walt Lukken.