London International Financial and Futures Exchange (LIFFE)

NYSE Liffe

We advised Daniel Hodson, CEO of the London International Financial Futures Exchange (L.I.F.F.E.) and his management team during the historic transition from traditional and manual “open cry” to fully electronic trading, as the organization transferred all of its futures contracts to what was to become the most sophisticated electronic derivatives trading platform in the world. We worked closely with traders and managers, the senior executive team and the board– negotiating the challenges inherent in the rapid drive to modernize this prominent London institution.

“Melanie’s professionalism, intelligence, sensitivity, patience and calm — as well as an ability to quickly see the fault lines — resulted in a significantly more motivated, mutually respectful and therefore effective group. Her contribution was enormous and her ability to deal with a very complex and engrained problem was highly impressive.”