FIA Names Richard Berliand to Futures Hall of Fame

The Futures Industry Association is pleased to announce the induction of Richard Berliand, the chairman of J.P. Morgan’s global futures and options business, into the Futures Hall of Fame on March 14, 2008. During his two years as chairman of the FIA, Berliand excelled at providing leadership in promoting industry-wide initiatives to improve operational efficiency. These initiatives included the formation of FIA Technology Services, a for-profit FIA company that manages two give-up initiatives, EGUS and eGAINS, and a clearing and risk management study in cooperation with the Futures and Options Association and five leading clearinghouses. Berliand also spearheaded a renewed emphasis on international issues through the establishment of FIA Asia and a closer relationship with the FOA, and represented the industry in meetings with Washington policy makers such as Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the Federal Reserve Board, and Walt Lukken, the head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.