Thomas W. Farley

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Thomas W. Farley
Occupation President
Employer Far Point
Location New York

Thomas Farley is the head of a new special-purpose acquisition company called Far Point, backed by the hedge fund Third Point LLC, aimed at investing in financial technology companies.[1]

Before that, he served as president of NYSE Group, which includes the New York Stock Exchange and a range of equity and equity options exchanges, all subsidiaries of Intercontinental Exchange. Farley joined the NYSE in November of 2013 when ICE acquired NYSE Euronext and took over the role of president when Duncan Niederauer stepped down from the position on May 22, 2014.[2]

Farley was previously chief operating officer of NYSE.[3] He was previously senior vice president of financial markets at ICE.[4][5]


Prior to joining ICE, Farley was president of SunGard Kiodex, a risk management technology provider to the commodity derivatives markets. Before becoming president of SunGard Kiodex, Farley served as the business unit's chief financial officer and chief operating officer. Farley has also held various positions in investment banking at Montgomery Securities and in private equity at Gryphon Investors.


Farley holds a B.A. in political science from Georgetown University.[6]


  1. New York Stock Exchange to Have First Female Leader in 226-Year History. Wall Street Journal.
  2. ICE Announces CEO Duncan L. Niederauer to Retire from NYSE, Remain President of ICE through August 2014; Thomas W. Farley, Current COO, Named As NYSE Successor. ICE.
  3. NYSE's Leibowitz Said to Plan Departure Given ICE Takeover. Bloomberg.
  4. Intercontinental Exchange announces promotions; Farley named SVP of financial markets, Jackson named president of ICE Futures U.S., Tupper named president of trade vault. ICE.
  5. The head of the New York Stock Exchange explains the overlooked trait he sees in almost every great entrepreneur. Business Insider.