Billy Assimos is a Chicago-based former trader and retired restaurant manager who was the manager at Ceres Cafe in the Chicago Board of Trade Building for 26 years. He was a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, trading primarily stock indexes.
BackgroundAssimos grew up in the restaurant world and the world of trading, following in his father's footsteps in both. He started out peeling potatoes in his father's restaurant, Orlando's, in the Chicago Loop, and later became partner in the business and then chef of the whole restaurant. Fellow restaurateurs Louis Bournakis and his son Peter, who started another restaurant called the Brokers' Inn, bought the Sign of the Trader from Jack Bolling in 1986 and renamed it Ceres Cafe, moving it into the CBOT Building. Billy Assimos eventually went to work for Bournakis.
Assimos' father George had also been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade.
Assimos bought an IDEM (Index, Debt and Energy Market ) and a COM (Commodity Options Market) membership at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1986.
Assimos graduated from Purdue University in Indiana.
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