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Trading Tables: T4Youth’s Annual Ping Pong Bash Brings Home $100k Standard

For whatever reason, working in tech and a love of table tennis go hand in glove. That dynamic was on full display Wednesday night at SPiN Chicago during the fourth annual T4Youth Table Tennis Tech Tournament. More than 400 people from Chicago’s trading and tech community gathered for a night of fun competition all benefiting the Chicago Tech Academy (ChiTech), a charter school in Chicago focused on STEM education for minority and low-income students. The event, co-founded by Objective Paradigm, 3Points Communications and SPR, raised more than $100,000 for the second year in a row. There were 51 teams from…

Support the LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards; Make a Difference and Change Lives Standard

Sixteen years ago my life changed when I attended the LaSalle Street dinner supporting the Boy Scouts and I decided to sign up to become a leader. The event, now called the LaSalle Street Trading Tech Awards, is coming up on November 9 at the Chicago Board of Trade Building in the 12th floor atrium. You have a chance to support this event, attend this event and learn how you can help change the lives of young Scouts by participating the Trading Tech 300 merit badge workshop program. This year we impacted the lives of 420 Scouts, with 515 merit…

Futures industry walks to work to support Futures for Kids charity Standard

Futures for Kids

Industry executives from Washington and Chicago also join their London counterparts Today is the Futures for Kids (FFK) 6th Annual “Walk to Work” , which will see some 70 futures industry executives trek around London before heading to the Finish Line at the Anchor Bankside pub on the South Bank. Many will be travelling the full distance of over 35 miles starting at 8 AM in the morning while others will be taking an afternoon stroll from one of four starting points at Greenwich Park, Clapham Common, Regent’s Park or Victoria Park. This year, walkers in London will be joined…

Fighting for Futures; Beckett’s Battle Standard

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month and the Futures Industry is teaming up to fight for one of their own and children with brain tumors Meet Beckett. Beckett is the son of Matthew and Millie Ryba. Becket is like most 7 year-olds except he has been battling a brain tumor since 2011. Millie works for the CME Group and Matthew used to work in banking until he left to stay at home full time to care for Beckett. Beckett is one of 28,000 children in the U.S. currently fighting a brain tumor. That’s 13…

Dear Friends O’ the ‘Stache, Standard

From Derek Sammann, CME Group Believe it or not, it’s that time of year again when I’d like to invite you all to join me and my “Chicago Mustache Exchange” team mates in changing the face of men’s health!  Using the power of the humble mustache, we’re again taking the fight to Prostate Cancer, Testicular Cancer and Mental Health.  Over the course of “Movember”, I have committed to growing hair on my upper lip for the third time in my 48 years on this planet (having broken hallowed ground on this over the last 2 years…!). I’m breaking my own…

OSTC’s Jonny Aucamp Riding High (25 vertical feet high!) for Colon Cancer Awareness Standard

Jonathan (Jonny) Aucamp is the Group Executive Chairman of OSTC Ltd. in the Greater London area. He is leaving his cushy executive’s chair and strapping on the cycling shorts to raise money to raise awareness for colon cancer research. He is part of a team of 50 riding to support the work of  the world leading specialists at St Mark’s Hospital in London, via the charity 40tude. He is “riding to raise awareness of colon cancer and to raise money to wipe it out!” The ride is the 40tude’s 2016 Catalonia Cycle Challenge, which will be taking him to northern…

Invest in the Future; Trading Tech Awards Event to Launch Merit Badge Workshop Program Expansion Standard

Trading Tech Awards Event – Register Here For 45 years the financial community of Chicago has been supporting the Boy Scouts of America with an event that used to be held right on LaSalle Street under a big circus tent in front of the U.S. Federal Reserve Building. The event was the LaSalle Street Dinner. It still exists, but in a different form. In the past, leaders from the financial community, prominent bankers, brokers, clearinghouse executives and exchange leaders served as the chairs of the event. This year a humble media executive/Scouter and a FIA Principal Traders Group member firm executive…

Beckett’s Battle Update Standard

Mildred Ryba, from the CME Group, and her family could be celebrating the fact that their son Beckett hit the five-year mark since he was diagnosed with a pediatric brain tumor in May 2016.  However, that traditional milestone that many cancer patients observe, is not so for the Ryba family.  Instead they are fighting through six-year-old, Beckett’s third chemo treatment after a harrowing, near-death hospitalization the entire month of December 2015.  Beckett has the best neurosurgeon’s at Lurie Children’s Hospital in Chicago, IL and still they were stumped.  The immediate solution was to continue having brain surgeries until they could…

Dave Setters Launches A New Effort on MND (aka ALS) Standard

A new London-based group is being set up to encourage financial market participants to raise funds for, and awareness of, the pernicious effects of Motor Neurone Disease (MND) also known as ALS in North America. The City against MND Network is being promoted by Contango Markets consultant and former FOW Managing Director, David Setters, who was diagnosed with a slowly progressive version of the disease in 2012. He is working with the MND Association and others working in and around the City of London. MND is a fatal, rapidly progressing disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. It kills…