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Jim Oliff: Markets in Electronic Transition

Jim Oliff played a leading role in CME’s journey from a member-owned organization to a demutualized exchange, and the first publicly traded marketplace in the United States of America.

A recent inductee into the FIA Hall of Fame, Jim Oliff was a member of the CME board of directors for some 30 years. Jim helped to guide the exchange’s brokers and traders through the critical transition from open outcry to electronic trading as chairman of the Electronic Transition Committee, spearheading the creation and build-out of the Globex Learning Center. He also chaired the CME Clearing House Risk Committee, introducing the clearing of interest rate and credit default swaps, and chaired CME’s Professional Responsibilities Committee, leading a program that became a model for exchanges nationwide.