Paul R.T. Johnson, Jr.
Board Member, State University Retirement System
Implementing Options and Volatility-Based Strategies within Institutional Portfolios
Friday, March 9, 2018
11:00 am

Paul began a well-acclaimed history in the world of finance & trading in 1982. In 1985 he began an execution group trading & filling institutional customer orders until selling the business to ING in 1997. At ING he became Co-Head of Institutional Sales until buyout. In 2001 became CEO of Boston Cabot, a broker dealer that trades futures, as well as, arranges billion dollar loans for hedge funds with ABN & others.

As Principal of Boston Cabot series 7, 24, 63, 53 & 55.  He is a current or past member of CBOT, CBOE, & CME.

Paul was formerly on board of directors of Mid-America Exchange and CBOT, as well as, Chairman of Floors & Chairman of Market & Product Development. In this role he forged alliances with other exchanges & companies like Dow Jones to create the Dow Jones futures products. Also, he rewrote the treasury complex contracts & helped launch Fed Funds futures. Helped with initial strategic planning to take CBOT public.

Paul speaks on the marketplace with audiences comprised of; foreign heads of state, trade missions, U.S. Senators, State Representatives and governors, as well as the presidents and governors of the Federal Reserve. He lectures Kent State’s Master’s program for financial engineering.

Often sought as an expert, Paul has appeared, over a thousand times, on or been quoted by international, national and local television, radio and print media, including CNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, FOX, PBS, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune, Financial Times, and Cigar Aficionado article “Stress and the Big dogs” features Paul with other Chicago financial leaders. The book “The Mind of a Trader,” devotes a chapter to Paul, his trading style, and his work at the Chicago Board of Trade. The book “My Word is My Bond”, dedicates the chapter “Service in High Style” to Paul’s history & industry innovations. The book “Stigum’s Money Market” acknowledges Paul. The documentary movie “Floored” credits Paul.


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