ASX Limited, created by the merger of the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) and Sydney Futures Exchange (SFE), has appointed Ramy Aziz to the position of chief financial officer (CFO) and Alan Bardwell to the position of chief risk officer (CRO).

Mr Aziz was appointed to the position of group financial controller in October 2006 following the merger with SFE, where he had been the financial controller for six years. Mr Bardwell has been the CFO since December 4, 2006.

The ASX’s principal activities include securities exchange and ancillary services; derivatives exchange and ancillary services; central counterparty clearing services, and registry, settlement and delivery versus payment clearing of financial products.

ASX functions as a market operator, supervisor, clearing house and payments system facilitator. The domestic and international customer base of ASX includes issuers (such as corporations and trusts) of a variety of listed securities, investment and trading banks, fund managers, hedge funds, commodity trading advisers, proprietary and retail traders, and retail investors.