Jack Wigglesworth

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Jack Wigglesworth
Jack Wigglesworth

Jack Wigglesworth is a distinguished figure in the world of finance, known for his role as a founder and former chairman of the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (LIFFE).  

His career in the financial sector began at Phillips & Drew in London, where he served as a bond desk economist and salesman from 1963 to 1971. He then became a partner at W. Greenwell & Company, a leading City stockbroker and specialist in UK government bonds, a position he held until 1986.  

In addition to his work at LIFFE, Wigglesworth held roles at JP Morgan, ABN AMRO Chicago Corporation, and various regulatory and professional bodies. He was a director at the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment and a member of both the Authorisation Committee and Enforcement Committee at the Securities and Futures Authority in the UK. 
Wigglesworth's role as Master of the Worshipful Company of World Traders during 2006-2007 underscored his deep engagement with London's livery companies, which are pivotal in supporting the City of London and the Lord Mayor. His leadership was marked by a focus on philanthropy and enhancing trade-specific standards and professionalism. His career also includes notable charitable work, such as leading the Hackney Education Action Zone, an inner-city education authority. 

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