Arthur R. Marcus
Arthur Marcus served as Futures Industry Association chairman from 1984 to 1986, a time when proposals to merge the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission were circulating in Washington.
Under his leadership, the FIA made substantial progress on improving relations between its member firms and the exchanges and achieving a consensus on the thorny issue of FCM capital requirements. His success in this area derived from his experience working at a range of firms in the industry, including Gerald Commodities, Reynolds Securities, Geldermann & Co. and Fimat. In 1988, he made a further contribution to the industry as the first chairman of the Futures Industry Institute, a non-profit organization founded to develop and promote educational products.
In 2006, Marcus was inducted into the Futures Industry Association's Futures Hall of Fame, which was established in 2005 to commemorate outstanding contributions to the global futures and options community.