William Eckhardt is the Chairman and CEO of Eckhardt Trading Company. He has traded futures professionally for over 40 years, beginning on the floor of the Mid America Commodity Exchange in 1974.
Since that beginning, Bill has conducted extensive research into the nature of futures price action, risk management, and the evolutionary optimization of futures trading systems. In the mid-1980s, along with Richard Dennis, he developed trading systems which they taught to a group of individuals that have become known as the "Turtles."
Bill is also engaged in research in a variety of other subjects including the illusory nature of time’s passage, the nature and status of physical properties, causality, the mind-body problem, decision theory, and paradoxes in probability theory. Following Bill’s contributions to the Physical Sciences Department at the University of Chicago, the University opened the William Eckhardt Research Center in 2015 to support distinctive programs in molecular engineering and astrophysics.