Hagop (Jack) Bouroudjian is the Chief Economist for Icon Alternatives and the co-founder and Director of the Universal Compute Xchange and the India Computer Interchange. Previously,Jack was CEO of Index Futures Group, SVP for Nikko Securities, Japan's second largest brokerage house; SVP for Credit Agricole Futures and Commerzbank Futures, divisions of the 17th and 25th largest banks in the world respectively. He also served as President of Commerzbank Futures during the introduction of the Euro currency and oversaw the transition from D-mark to Euro. His responsibilities included planning, executing and supervising an effective marketing and sales program along with creating educational concepts designed to expand the European and Asian customer base along with integrating the new Euro currency effectively into the clearing and settlement system at the global exchanges. Jack is a serial entrepreneur with interests ranging from Fintech to private equity. He has helped create over a dozen companies and thrives on innovative and disruptive ideas.
Prior to that, Jack was a member of the board of directors of the CME Group during which time he helped demutualize the exchange and prepare for the IPO. He was an integral part of the Strategic planning committee and Executive committee aside from his director responsibilities. He was Chairman of the Equity Indices Committee and helped create the Russell 2000 futures and options, S&P Midcap 400 futures and options and the revolutionary E-mini futures concept. The E-Mini (Electronic Mini) changed the way the world traded futures and introduced the marketplace to the rest of the world through technology. He was also chairman or co-chairman of over a dozen product and regulatory committees during that time. Aside from over 30 years of industry experience, Jack is a published author "Secrets of the Trading Pros", Wiley 2007 and has countless articles published in industry periodicals and websites. Jack appears regularly as a guest contributor for CNBC, both domestic and Asia, and has done over 5000 global guest Television appearances.Jack graduated with honors and distinctions from Loyola University of Chicago and is happily married with two children.
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