Tony Saliba is the CEO of LiquidPoint, LLC and executive managing director of BNY ConvergEX Group, LLC. He manages the options trading platforms for both the buy-side and sell-side investment communities.
Additionally, he is the founder of Saliba Portfolio Management, L.L.C., a portfolio management firm, founding member of Saliba Partners, L.L.C. an options trading firm on the floor of the CBOE and founder of International Trading Institute, Ltd., an internationally renowned derivatives training institution.
He is also chairman of the advisory committee at the Reagan Legacy Foundation, a member of the board of trustees of The Heritage Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of The American Spectator Magazine.
Saliba's interest in trading began in high school, where he caddied for grain traders. After leaving college, he began work as a stockbroker in a small firm in Indianapolis in 1977. He learned about options trades, which had only been around for three and a half years at that point, through reading a number of market timer- and daytrader-sort of magazines. After spending a couple of years at the firm, he asked one of the old guys smoking a cigar in the office "Who makes all the money in this industry?", and was told that "You've got to be down on the floor." It was then, in 1979 that he moved to Chicago and became a clerk at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE). After spending a few months clerking, he met a guy who he had caddied for in his high school years, and convinced him to partner up, with Saliba providing the trading knowledge and his partner providing $50,000. Within a couple of years, Saliba was able to buy out his partner, and began training young clerks how to trade. By 1987, he had 27 traders working for him, and was named a director on the CBOE board, a post he held until 1990. Saliba's trading career began at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), where he traded equity options as an independent market maker. Later he traded most CBOE products, currencies and the S&P 500 contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, along with the agricultural and interest rate products traded on the Chicago Board of Trade. He traded the SPX for four years on the CBOE floor. 
Saliba earned a bachelor of science degree in Accounting from Indiana University in 1977.
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