NEW YORK (AUGUST 2, 2017) – ION Energy Group, the largest natural gas options broker in the world and a portfolio company within leading independent interdealer broker OTC Global Holdings (OTCGH), today announced that it will ring the Closing Bell during the Nasdaq stock market closing ceremony on Thursday, August 3, 2017.

“We are honored to be invited by Nasdaq to ring the Closing Bell, an exciting and time-honored tradition,” said Sid Perkins, Founder and Managing Partner, Ion Energy Group. “ION Energy Group has closely collaborated with Nasdaq since the launch of its Nasdaq Futures Exchange (NFX) in 2015, executing the first ever natural gas options contract on the Nasdaq Exchange. We are proud to not only be the largest natural gas options broker on the NFX, but in the world.”

OTCGH has been one of Nasdaq’s major supporters for many years, contributing significant market share in natural gas options over-the-counter block trade brokerage on the NFX. The two companies have worked closely together to create a more robust trading platform for all parties.

“We are proud to have ION Energy Group, a trusted partner for trading energy futures, join us on stage for this ceremonial event,” said Rick Beaman, CEO, Nasdaq Futures. “Working with Sid, Rich and their team over the years has helped NFX grow and succeed, and we look forward to continuing our collaboration for many more years to come.”

Representing ION Energy Group at the Closing Bell ceremony will be Sid Perkins along with Rich Bruskoff, Partner; Josh Hochberg, Senior Energy Broker; Shane Treleaven, Senior Energy Broker; Jon Wagner, Senior Energy Broker; Steve Primiano, Broker; and Kyle Cooper, Head of Research.

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About ION Energy Group
Founded in 2008 by Sid Perkins and based in New York, London and Houston, ION Energy is a portfolio company of OTC Global Holdings and a brokering group of EOX Holdings that offers clients brokering services and expertise in natural gas liquids (NGL), product options and the natural gas and crude markets.

About OTC Global Holdings
Formed in 2007, OTC Global Holdings has become the world’s largest independent institutional broker of commodities, covering financial and physical instruments from offices in Chicago, Des Moines, Geneva, Houston, London, Louisville, New Jersey, New York and Singapore. The company is a leading liquidity provider on CBOT, ICE, NYMEX and NFX, ranking number one amongst its peers in numerous derivatives contracts across biofuels, emissions, commodity index products, crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids (NGLs), metals, petrochemicals and refined products, power, proppants, soft commodities, and weather derivatives. The company serves more than 450 institutional clients, including over 70 members of the Global Fortune 500, and transacts in hundreds of different commodity delivery points in Asia, Europe and the Americas. To learn more about the company, please visit or go to