Washington, DC--FIA today issued the following statement in response to the news that Philippe Buhannic, one of the pioneers of electronic trading in the futures industry, has passed away. The statement was issued by FIA's president and chief executive officer, Walt Lukken, and the chairman of FIA's board of directors, Jerome Kemp, the global head of futures, clearing and collateral at Citigroup Global Markets.
"We are saddened by the news that Philippe Buhannic has passed away. Philippe was one of the pioneers of electronic trading in the futures industry while serving in leadership positions at Fimat, Credit Suisse, and the firm he co-founded, TradingScreen. He also served on the board of FIA from 1999 to 2013, promoting modernization and innovative developments within the futures industry during his tenure. Philippe was a hugely influential person in our industry and one of the visionaries who helped drive the technology innovations that transformed the global listed derivatives markets during the 1990s and 2000s. We honor him for his contributions to the industry and express our condolences to his family and friends."
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