April marks the 40th anniversary of CBOE and the options industry. As part of our month-long anniversary celebration, we revisit WGN’s Orion Samuelson’s interviews with several long-time CBOE traders who share their colorful stories about life in the pits and trading “The Chicago Way.”
For Jack Kennedy, growing up with a father that was a cattle buyer in the old Chicago stockyards, a life in the markets was meant to be. Jack experienced a little bit of everything in his 30+ years at CBOE — working as a runner, clerk, trader with a firm, a “sole prop” – or independent trader, and serving as the first Executive Director of the CBOE DPM Association. In his role with the DPM Association, Jack said it was widely-regarded that investors around the country viewed Chicago as the place for “great ideas in options and futures” and “innovative thinking.”
Be sure to visit the CBOE 40 hub daily as new Trader Talk interviews will be added throughout the month.