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Art Cashin

Art Cashin
Director of Floor Operations, UBS Financial Services

Arthur D. Cashin, Jr. is a managing director of UBS Financial Services Inc. He is the Director of Floor Operations for UBS Financial Services at the New York Stock Exchange.

Mr. Cashin began his business career at Thomson McKinnon in 1959. In 1964, at age 23, he became a Member of the NYSE and a partner of P.R. Herzig & Co. In 1980, he joined PaineWebber and managed their floor operation.

At UBS Financial Services, in addition to his role as broker, he writes a morning outlook and provides live commentary throughout the day to the firm's offices.

Mr. Cashin is involved in a variety of charitable activities at the NYSE. He chairs the NYSE Fallen Heroes Fund which assists the families of NYC police and firemen killed in the line of duty. After the tragedy of 9/11, the Fallen Heroes Fund provided over $6 million in assistance.

At the NYSE, Mr. Cashin has served as a Governor, Member of the Market Performance Committee and has also served on virtually every committee at the NYSE.

He is currently one of six Executive Floor Governors, the highest level at the NYSE. Mr. Cashin is a member of the Bond Club of New York as well as Mensa and the Knights of Malta.