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Gary Seevers

FIA Futures Hall of Fame 2009

1 March 2009

Gary Seevers
Gary Seevers

Gary Seevers, after serving on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers both as a staff economist and as one of three members on the panel during the Nixon administration, was appointed in 1975 by President Ford as a founding commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. After serving a four-year term at the CFTC, during which he was also acting chairman for six months, he joined Goldman Sachs, devoting many years to establishing and expanding a global futures business for the Wall Street firm. At the time, Goldman was one of the first futures commission merchants among investment banks. Seevers was later voted as a general partner in the firm and moved to Tokyo as head of fixed income and to co-head Goldman Sachs in Asia. The time he worked in Tokyo, from 1987-1990, was one of rapid expansion in securities markets in Asia and when several futures exchange in Japan started up. Until retirement from Goldman Sachs in 1994, when he became a limited partner, he worked in New York, managing the firm’s growing global futures business.

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