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ON THE MOVE: IEX Lands Development Pro Ilyevsky

Traders Magazine Online News, July 17, 2018

John D'Antona Jr.

IEX Group announced it hired Boris Ilyevsky, a former long-time executive of the options-focused International Securities Exchange (ISE), to lead market development, including a potential expansion into options. Ilyevsky, who spent 17 years at ISE before it was bought by Nasdaq for $1.1 billion from Deutsche Boerse in 2016, will help IEX explore “potential opportunities for strategic diversification,” the company said in a statement.

Boris Ilyevsky, IEX

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