As part of its 50th anniversary celebrations, the Futures Industry Association (FIA) has set up a Futures Hall of Fame to “celebrate accomplishments and recognize the significant contributions individuals have made to the futures and options industry.” The announcement was made at the at the FIA conference in Boca Raton, Florida, this week.
Olof Stenhammar, founder and Chairman of the Board of OMX, is one of the first individuals to be inducted into the FIA Futures Hall of Fame. Other inductees included Alan Greenspan, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve and Leo Melamed, Chairman Emeritus at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
“I am really honored and proud that the FIA has chosen me for their Hall of Fame,” says Stenhammar. “This honour confirms that Sweden and the Nordic region have been early adopters in the area of derivatives and have had a significant impact on the global securities markets infrastructure. In fact, 2005 marks the 20th anniversary of derivatives trading in Sweden.”