Mr. Harrington owns the global exchange strategy and relationships—driving and coordinating all relationships with exchanges globally to maximize the growth of MSCI linked listed futures and options, and exchange partnerships of all kinds. In addition, he is in charge of building the MSCI product ecosystem and lead Structured Products and OTC Derivatives globally to drive maximum revenue for the firm and to create compelling value propositions for clients.
George has over 20 years of experience in financial markets, financial technology, and global exchanges, most recently, he was in an advisory role as the Head of Global Business Development for Eris Exchange LLC. While at Eris he was responsible for overall business strategy in rates, credit and FX markets.
Prior to Eris, George was at Bloomberg, LP for over nine years, he held a variety of positions at Bloomberg including Head of Derivative Trading, Head of Fixed Income Trading, Head of Fixed Income, Currency and Commodity Trading and most recently Head of Global Markets. He had many accomplishments at Bloomberg including growing execution platforms to leadership positions and leading Bloomberg STP to be only the second SEC licensee for post-trade matching.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Harrington worked at Tradeweb as Head of Credit Derivative Trading. He also worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers/Standard & Poor’s, Thomson Financial, and he began his career as a senior mutual fund accountant for JP Morgan Chase.
George obtained an MBA in finance from Boston College and a BA degree in Economics from Old Dominion University. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee.