J. Robert Collins

FIA Futures Hall of Fame 2017

J. Robert Collins
J. Robert Collins

The futures brokerage business is in Bob Collins’ blood. The Co-founder and Principal of independent FCM Rosenthal Collins, Bob joined Greene & Collins in 1961 - the family business co-founded nearly forty years earlier at the Chicago Board of Trade by his father John F. Collins.

Bob subsequently led the business through two successful mergers, the first with John S. Morris & Co in 1977, when he became chairman of the newly renamed Collins Commodities, and the second between Collins Commodities and Rosenthal & Co in 1988 to form what is now known as Rosenthal Collins Group LLC, a futures commission merchant with operations in Chicago, New York and London.

Bob has been a member of the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, New York Mercantile Exchange and New York Board of Trade. He also served as President of MidAmerica Commodity Exchange, appointed in 1968, and has also served as Director, Chicago Board of Trade; Governor and Vice Chairman, Board of Trade Clearing Corporation; and on the Board of Directors of Millennium Trust Company and Evergreen Community Bank.

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