Eric Chern

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Eric Chern
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Occupation Co-Founders
Employer Chicago Trading Company
Location Chicago
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Eric Hilton Chern is an Chicago-based American businessman and co-founder of Chicago Trading Company (CTC), a prominent derivatives trading firm based in Chicago, Illinois. He served as the CEO of CTC from 2009 to 2019. He was replaced by Daniel Feuser.[1][2]

Chern also serves on the board of directors of the Commodity Markets Council.[3]

Chern serves as the vice-chair of FINCA, an international micro-finance organization that provides financial services to the world’s lowest-income entrepreneurs, helping them to create jobs, build assets and improve their standard of living.[4]

He also serves on the board of advisors at the University of Illinois' Master of Science in Financial Engineering program.[5] Additionally, he serves on the board of directors of A Better Chicago, a venture philanthropy firm that invests in the most promising nonprofits helping children escape poverty.[6]

Background[edit]

Chern co-founded Chicago Trading Group, LLC in 1995, along with other partners. Under his leadership as CEO, CTC grew into a leading provider of liquidity and pricing on numerous derivatives exchanges globally, actively trading across various asset classes, including equities, interest rates, and commodities. [7][8][9]

Chern co-founded Chicago Trading Company ("CTC") in 1995. CTC is an industry leader in analytics-based options and derivatives trading and risk management with offices in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong. He established the firm's Global Risk Management function and has been involved in the financial markets since 1992. Previously, Chern traded US equity index options at O'Connor & Associates/Swiss Bank Corporation.

He serves on CTC's board of directors and focuses on the company's external engagement, advocacy, and corporate citizenship efforts.[10][11] During his tenure as CEO from 2009 to 2019, he led CTC's growth and expansion.

Involvement and Affiliations[edit]

Chern serves as a manager at CTC Holdings, LP, the parent company of Chicago Trading Group, LLC. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Commodity Markets Council (CMC), a trade association representing firms involved in the trading of commodity futures and derivatives

In his personal capacity, Chern has made significant political donations, with the largest reported donation of $126,950 to the Republican Party.[12]

Video[edit]

Chicago Trading Company 20th Anniversary Video

Education[edit]

Chern holds a Bachelor of Science degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois.

References[edit]

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