Mr. Diessbacher became registered with the CFTC as an associated person of Professional Market Brokerage Inc, a Future Commission Merchant (FCM), in April 1999. During his employment he established and managed a trading desk supporting German speaking clients. In November of 2001, Refco LLC (FCM) acquired the business of Professional Market Brokerage Inc and Mr. Diessbacher became an Associated Person with Refco LLC. He continued to manage a trading desk and introduced Foreign Exchange Trading to existing clients and Introducing Brokers (IB). In November 2001, Mr. Diessbacher also registered as an associated person with Marblehead Financial Group Inc., a commodity trading advisor (CTA). He had no duties while being registered with Marblehead Financial Group Inc. Refco LLC was purchased in November 2005 by Man Financial, Inc., at which point Mr. Diessbacher became an Associate Person of Man Financial, Inc. (FCM). While at Man Financial Inc. he served as a liaison for Introducing Brokers (IB) and started trading customer accounts. In January 2007, Mr. Diessbacher deregistered his associated person status with Marblehead Financial Group Inc. In July 2007, Man Financial was spun off by its parent company Man Group, Inc (a UK based hedge fund) and made an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange as MF Global (NYSE Listed MF). His function at MF Global Inc. remained unchanged to his duties at Man Financial Inc.
In April 2011, Mr. Diessbacher left MF Global Inc. to form Andreas Diessbacher (sole proprietorship), a guaranteed introducing broker of MF Global Inc. Mr. Diessbacher became listed as a principal and registered as an Associated Person of Andreas Diessbacher (sole proprietorship) in April 2011. As a guaranteed introducing broker of MF Global Inc., Mr. Diessbacher continued to introduce and service customer accounts with MF Global Inc. In November 2011, Andreas Diessbacher (sole proprietorship) ceased to be a guaranteed introducing broker of MF Global Inc. and became a guaranteed introducing broker for RJ Oâ€™Brien Associates LLC. Mr. Diessbacher introduced and serviced customer accounts with RJ Oâ€™Brien Associates LLC. In May 2012 Mr. Diessbacher withdrew his sole proprietorship and guaranteed introducing brokerage status with RJ O'Brien Associates LLC and purely concentrates on his CTA business.
Mr. Diessbacher graduated from the University of Coventry (United Kingdom) with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Studies, with Honors, in 1998 and from Fachhochschule Aachen (Germany) with a Diplom Betriebswirt (FH) in 1998.