Chris Ferreri

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Chris Ferreri
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Occupation Founder
Employer Eight Point Strategies
Location New York
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Chris Ferreri is the founder of Eight Point Strategies.

He is a former managing director at ICAP North America, where he oversaw ICAP ETC, the company's hybrid brokered OTC solution. He was the first chairman of the Wholesale Markets Brokers' Association Americas Inc. (WMBA Americas), and served again as chairman in 2012.[1]

In November 2014 the Wall Street Journal reported that he planned to leave ICAP. [2]


Ferreri joined ICAP in January 1984. He has served as managing director at ICAP, ICAP Services North America, and the Electronic Trading Community Division. From 2003 to 2005, he was the managing director of ICAP Electronic Broking. Ferreri has also worked for DuPont as a project engineer and for Garbanzo Game Studios as the US Treasury yield curve swap desk manager.

Ferreri is also co-founder of the industry conference Sefcon.[3]

MarketsWiki Education, New York 2015[edit]

"I want you to think differently, all the time, when thinking about things, and look for parallels, because parallels help you understand things. We often speak in stories because people understand stories."

Chris Ferreri, former head of e-commerce for ICAP and founder of Eight Point Strategies, is a master at taking complicated issues and breaking them down into pieces that can be readily understood. When at ICAP, Ferreri was tasked with explaining market structure to legislators and regulators as they crafted the rules related to the Dodd-Frank Act. In this MarketsWiki Education presentation, he explains the different modes of execution in fixed income markets in terms we can all understand - Zillow, Craigslist, Kelley Blue Book, and the used car salesman down the street.

John Lothian News Interviews[edit]


Ferreri has a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.[5]


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