Barry J. Lind

*inducted in 2005

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 strongest proponents of increasing the use of technology in futures trading, and his firm was among the earliest to automate its order routing system and to offer online trading.

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