R.J. O'Brien & Associates celebrated the firm's 100th birthday on Oct. 17, 2014. CME Group honored the firm, its last surviving founding member, with an award ceremony overlooking the trading floor. On March 12, at the International Futures Industry Conference in Boca Raton, Fla., FIA presented RJO with an award for "100 years of excellence."
Follow the 100-year journey in this commemorative Centennial video exploring the humble beginnings, challenges and growth of the nation's oldest and largest independent futures brokerage firm. The video features interviews with 96-year-old Robert J. O'Brien, Sr. - along with other family members, RJO executives and industry leaders for insights into the company that O'Brien's father-in-law, John V. McCarthy, founded as a butter and egg merchant in 1914.
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