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Barry J. Lind

FIA Futures Hall of Fame 2005

1 March 2005

Barry J. Lind
Barry J. Lind

Barry Lind was a leading voice in the futures industry for many years, particularly on customer issues. After several years on the floor of Chicago Mercantile Exchange, he founded Lind-Waldock in 1965 and turned it into one of the industry’s largest retail-oriented futures brokerage firms. Lind played a critical role in CME’s transformation into a modern financial futures exchange. In 1970, he was elected to the first of five terms on the exchange’s board of directors. He played a key role in creating the International Monetary Market and he was a major advocate for the introduction of the E-mini S&P 500 futures contract. He was also a director of the National Futures Association for 12 years. Lind was among the earliest to automate its order routing system and to offer online trading.  

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