Bob Cox was a vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and a long-time industry leader and former member of FIA’s board.
Cox was a key advisor to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago on matters involving central counterparty risk and derivatives, serving as vice president in the financial markets group for the bank until his death in December 2018.
Before joining the Chicago Fed, Cox was the head of the listed derivatives and clearing business for HSBC in the Americas and the founder and head of the futures business of Goldman Sachs in East Asia. He also served as a board member at the Hong Kong Clearing Corporation and the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX), and was a member of the Hong Kong Exchange Group’s Clearing Consultative Panel. In his early career he was a member of the Mid America Commodity Exchange in Chicago, where he was chairman of the Rules Committee and the Membership Committee.
Cox was a graduate of Northwestern University and studied at the International School of Manila, Philippines.