Alex Ladouceur


Alex is the Chairman of Sheer Markets (Cyprus) Ltd.

A former Wall Street Executive, Alex has been involved in global financial markets for more than three decades, responsible for overseeing global 24-hour market-making and trading of both exchange traded and OTC financial and commodity products.

Prior to founding Sheer Markets, Alex was president of Jefferies Bache’s Commercial Division, responsible for global market-making, trading and brokerage activities in all commodity related businesses including precious metals, base metals, energy and agricultural products.

Before Jefferies’ acquisition of Bache in 2011, Alex served as chief executive officer of Prudential Financial Inc.’s Bache Commodities group for more than a decade. In this role, he oversaw all exchange traded futures & options business as well as OTC market making in foreign exchange, precious and non-ferrous metals across their global office network including New York, Chicago, London, Hamburg, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

Alex served as President of Credit Lyonnais Rouse Ltd. [CLR] from 1992 and as a Board Director of CLR in London from 1994.In 1998, he was appointed Managing Director of Global Cash Markets at CLR and Managing Director of Foreign Exchange at Credit Lyonnais. His responsibilities included leading their global market-making and sales of OTC services, including structured derivatives and asset management products.

Alex earned his master’s degree in International Economics from the College of Europe in Brugge, Belgium. Over his career, he has served on a number of industry associations including as a member of the Executive Committee of the Futures Industry Association (FIA), and as a member of the Board of Governors of the Clearing Corporation of Chicago.

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