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RJ OBrien receives centennial award from
R J OBrien (RJO), the oldest and largest independent
futures brokerage and clearing firm in the US, has received an
award from the Futures Industry Association in honour of the
Chicago-based firms 100 years of
The award was presented to RJOs chairman Emeritus
OBrien, who turns 96 next week, and to CEO Gerald
The firm was founded as John McCarthy & Company in
October 1914. John McCarthy, who launched the firm, helped
create the Chicago Mercantile Exchange when it transformed from
the Chicago Butter and Egg Board into CME in 1919.
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