CFBTA 2013 Scholarship Winners

This summer, the CFBTA awarded four $2500 scholarships to college students with an impressive background in finance and trading. All of the students have high GPAs, are actively involved in business and financial organizations, and have strong economic need. Brandon Dorenkott Brandon took second place in the Future Business Leaders of America’s State Conference and

Summer 2013 In Brief…

ICE Futures Announces Approval of Acquisition of NYSE Euronext ICE Futures released the results of a stockholder meeting on June 3 to approve the acquisition of NYSE Euronext. Approximately 99% of the shares present at the meeting voted in favor of the proposal. The acquisition will now be subject to the approval of relevant regulatory

A Second Career

The restaurant business has never been more popular. Millions of Americans are dining out, giving restaurant owners a share of more than $45 billion in sales in April alone. Several current and former NYMEX and NYBOT members are taking advantage of the trend. David Rousso and Jack Murphy opened Hotel Victor Bar and Grill in

Spring 2013 In Brief…

CME Group Named “Best Futures Exchange” by Markets Media Markets Media Magazine granted CME Group the title of “Best Futures Exchange” in this year’s Market’s Choice Awards. The awards were voted on by a panel of futures market colleagues and customers. There are 23 award categories for exchanges, sell-side desks, hedge funds, and technology providers.

Sandy Fundraising Efforts

The CFBTA’s donation to the Emergency Children’s Help Organization (ECHO) and the CME Group Assistance Fund helped raise more than $400,000 to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. ECHO set a goal of raising $50,000 and ended up raising a total of $327,000. “Without everyone’s help, we never would have exceeded our goal,” said ECHO Board