Rob Merrilees

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Rob Merrilees
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Occupation Founder, Chairman
Employer Spot Trading
Location Chicago

Rob Merrilees is the founder and chairman of Spot Trading LLC, a proprietary trading firm active in multiple markets. He started Spot Trading LLC in 1999 and acted as CEO until his move in 2013 to chairman. The firm shut down in February 2018.[1]


Before founding Spot Trading, Merrilees was managing director and head of U.S. equities trading at Stafford Trading in Chicago. From 1991 to 1995, he was managing partner at G-Bar Limited Partnership, and from 1987 to 1990, he worked at G-Bar as an off-floor trader and risk manager.



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