Marex has expanded aggressively since being taken private in 2010 by JRJ Ventures, the private equity group founded by former Lehman executives Roger Nagioff and Jeremy Isaacs. The past year saw Marex Spectron also solidify its position across global commodities markets, including seeing its volumes maintain the top spot on the London Metal Exchange (LME), as well as on the LME Select electronic platform.
Jeremy Isaacs started as a blue-button at Smith New Court (later acquired by Merrill Lynch in 1995), working on the London Stock Exchange as a trainee trader at one of the biggest stock jobbers. He was in at the start of equity options in the early 1980s. “No one had very detailed experience in trading options, and at a very young age I was better at it than most people, simply, I think, because I was quite numerate.”