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Magnus BÖcker
Chief Executive Officer
Singapore Exchange
Last year: 27

Having completed the yearlong, $250 million installation of SGX Reach, touted as the world's fastest exchange trading engine, last August, Singapore Exchange CEO Magnus Böcker is attending to sales and organizational issues. In May he divided the company into five businesses: derivatives (with which commodities was consolidated), listings, market data and access, posttrade and securities (now including fixed income). Böcker is supervising listings and the sales-and-clients function. President Muthukrishnan Ramaswami oversees the other business units and is interim chief operations and technology officer, a newly created position. Böcker, 50, a former Nasdaq OMX Group executive who joined SGX in 2009, has high hopes for listings, though football club Manchester United pulled its offering and is taking it to New York instead. SGX's dark-pool venture with Chi-X Global closed in May because of meager volume, but the pan-Asian Asean Trading Link is in its first phase, connecting SGX with Bursa Malaysia in June, with the Stock Exchange of Thailand to follow in August. The "strong collaboration" among the regional exchanges will "promote the growth of the Asean capital market by bringing more investment opportunities to more people," says Böcker.