John M. Ruth

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John M. Ruth
Occupation CEO (formerly)
Employer ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago
Location Chicago, IL
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John M. Ruth was CEO of ABN AMRO Clearing Chicago from May 2013 until he left the firm in 2016. [1] He joined as CEO after a twelve-year career at Goldman Sachs, where he worked most recently as managing director of the investment bank's execution and clearing subsidiary. [2][3][4]


Ruth began his career as a trader at the Chicago Board of Trade, specializing in options on agricultural futures. During his time at the CBOT, he also served as a vice president at First Options of Chicago and also as a founding member of Century Group Trading, LLC.

In 2000, he left the floor to begin his career with Goldman Sachs.[5] He left Goldman in 2012 and, after working for a brief period as a consultant to the financial services sector, he joined ABN AMRO as CEO of clearing in Chicago.


Ruth earned a BA in Economics in 1991 from Indiana University, Bloomington. In 1996 he earned an MBA in Finance from Kellstadt School of Business, DePaul University.

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  1. ABN AMRO Clearing announces new CEO of Chicago office. Press Release.
  2. John M. Ruth. LinkedIn.
  3. John Lothian. Twitter.
  4. John M. Ruth. Futures Magazine.
  5. 2009 Options Industry Conference. Traders Magazine.