Laurent Paulhac

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Laurent Paulhac
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Occupation CEO, ICAP SEF (US) LLC
Employer ICAP
Location New York, NY

Laurent Paulhac is managing director and CEO of ICAP SEF (US) LLC, the swap execution facility launched by inter-dealer broker ICAP in September 2013.[1] He was named to the position in October 2013. In December 2013, however, Paulhac was sued by his former employer, CME Group, who claimed his employment with ICAP was in violation of an employment agreement.[2] According to the lawsuit, CME had agreed to let Paulhac join ICAP's global executive management team as of Dec. 2, while barring him from day-to-day activities until April 1, 2014.


Prior to joining ICAP, Paulhac served as senior managing director, financial and OTC products and services at CME Group. He was appointed to the newly-created position in 2012 after having served as senior managing director, OTC products & services since Sept. 1, 2009. His responsibility was leading the development, execution and management of CME Group's global OTC business strategy. [3]

Paulhac was previously Chief Executive Officer of Credit Market Analysis (CMA), a provider of credit derivatives market data acquired by CME Group in 2008. He continued to lead CMA initiatives within CME Group for a transitional period, but in July 2012, CME Group sold CMA to McGraw-Hill as part of the deal that created S&P Dow Jones Indices, a joint venture between CME Group and McGraw-Hill.[4] Paulhac stayed on with CME Group as head of OTC products and services.

Before joining CMA, Paulhac provided management consulting services for venture capital groups and technology companies looking to expand their businesses in financial services. In 1999, he founded Prescient Markets Inc., an electronic execution business focused on money market instruments in the U.S. In 2002, Prescient Markets was acquired by SunGard Data Systems, and Paulhac served as President of SunGard's STN Money Markets division until 2004. Paulhac was also a Principal of Financial Sciences Corporation, a software company providing treasury management systems to global banks and corporations.


Paulhac holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Columbia University.