Hal Hansen

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Hal Hansen
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Occupation Former president
Employer Cargill Investor Services

Hal T. Hansen was the long-time president of Cargill Investor Services (CIS), which was purchased by Refco Group in June 2005. He was with Cargill for 40 years. He died in June 2022.

Biography[edit]

The lead of Cargill Investor Services, Hansen spent his entire 40-year career at Cargill, with the last 20 years as president of CIS, its futures brokerage subsidiary. He served on the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s FCM committees during the 90s, chaired the FIA in 1992 and 1993, and served on its executive committee for many years.

As an FIA board member, Hansen was a supporter of international markets and associations. A force in international cooperation, he actively supported initiatives of the FIA Japan and U.K. Chapters, the Futures and Options Association, and the Swiss Futures & Options Association.

On the speakers’ platform, he was known as "the Phil Donohue of the futures industry" for his "Crossfire" sessions. From 1994 to 1998, he served as chairman of National Futures Association.

In 2006, Hansen 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. [1]

Education[edit]

Hansen received a Bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Kansas, Lawrence, in 1958. [2]

References[edit]

  1. Futures Hall of Fame. FIA.
  2. Hal T. Hansen. SFOA Bürgenstock.
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