John Adams (Jack) Wing

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John Adams (Jack) Wing
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Occupation Former Chief Executive Officer The Chicago Corp.

John Adams (Jack) Wing was a financial services industry leader, regulator, brokerage executive and college professor who was the chief executive officer of the investment banking and brokerage firm The Chicago Corp., among other roles.[1] He later was a professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology, where he founded a master's program focused on financial markets. He was 75 when he died on Aug. 7, 2011.

In 2005, The Chicago Corporation named Wing Chairman Emeritus.[2]

He was on the boards of the Chicago (Midwest) Stock Exchange and National Futures Association (NFA). In 2005, Wing 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.[3]

Wing also served on the boards of Kartemquin Films, Ravinia Festival, Rush University Medical Center, Illinois Humanities Council and the Chicago Humanities Festival. He was a member of the Visiting Committee to the Division of the Humanities of the University of Chicago. He served as a director of First Chicago Bank & Trust and Columbia Acorn Investment Trust.[4]

Background[edit]

Wing began working for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C., first as a financial analyst and then as a trial lawyer. In 1966, he joined Investors Diversified Services in Minneapolis, where he eventually became the assistant to the president.

In 1968, Wing moved to Chicago to become vice president and general counsel at A.G. Becker & Co. and served as the firm's president from 1975 to 1980. In 1981, he joined The Chicago Corp., where, during his tenure as CEO, he was instrumental in growing the firm into a major full-service regional investment banking and brokerage firm.

After its merger with ABN AMRO Inc. in 1997, he became chairman of the board and chief executive officer of ABN AMRO. Wing left ABN AMRO to become executive director of the Center for Law and Financial Markets and also became the Frank Wakely Gunsaulus Professor of Law and Finance at IIT.

Education[edit]

He graduated from Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., with a Bachelor's degree in economics in 1958. He got his law degree from George Washington University Law School in 1963. He returned to school in his late '60s and in 2005 received a Master's Degree in liberal arts from the University of Chicago. The subject of his thesis was "The Banality of Greed."[5]

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