RJO expands its operations in Europe through the acquisition of The Kyte Group Limited, now known as R.J. O'Brien Europe Limited.
R.J. O’Brien & Associates celebrates its 100th anniversary year. RJO remains the oldest futures brokerage firm in the United States and the last surviving founding member of CME.
To commemorate the Centennial, a video is produced that includes interviews with industry leaders, management, clients and members of the O’Brien family, including 95-year-old Robert J. O’Brien, Sr., for whom the company is named.
RJO today is the industry’s largest independent futures brokerage and clearing firm, with more than 500 employees and offices in Chicago, New York, London, Beijing, Hong Kong and Toronto.
RJO introduces a newly designed corporate logo and re-branding initiative.
The firm releases its first-ever mobile trading application, RJO Mobile Trader.
RJO expands Chicago institutional brokerage operation.
RJO invests in UK operation as a focal point for growth in Europe.
RJO assumes 20,000 of the 38,000 accounts at MF Global after that firm declares bankruptcy.
RJO CEO Gerald Corcoran testifies before U.S. House Committee on Agriculture on recommendations for strengthening industry’s financial safeguards.
O'Brien Family resumes majority interest in R.J. O'Brien & Associates LLC.
RJO becomes member of CBOE Futures Exchange.
RJO launches R.J. O’Brien & Associates Canada Inc., its first Canadian subsidiary.
RJO expands business in Asia opening operations in Hong Kong.
RJO partners with Powerline Petroleum, marking continued expansion into commodity hedges.
RJO partners with Spectrum Equity Investors and Technology Crossover Ventures. Gerald Corcoran assumes the additional role of Chairman.
RJO establishes first presence in Asia with a sales representative office in Beijing.
RJO releases new trading platform that includes real-time risk management, one click trading, depth of book and streaming quotes.
RJO joins London International Financial Futures Exchange (Liffe).
Gerald F. Corcoran named Chief Operating Officer and Director of RJO.
RJO joins the Chicago Board of Trade.
Mayor Richard M. Daley proclaims October 17 as R. J. O'Brien Day in Chicago in honor of the firm’s 75th anniversary. RJO has approximately 70 employees.
Gerald F. Corcoran joins RJO and is named Chief Financial Officer. Firm has approximately 35 employees.
John W. O'Brien, Sr., son of Robert J. O’Brien, Sr., named CEO of RJO.
RJO moves to 550 W. Jackson.
First live, direct-from-the-floor commodity report in broadcast history: "Bob O'Brien Commodity Report."
Robert O'Brien, Jr. named President of RJO.
Robert O’Brien, Sr. named Chairman of the Board of RJO.
RJO moves to 444 W. Jackson when CME relocates.
Robert O’Brien, Sr. made Director and Secretary of the new International Monetary Market upon creation of the world’s first financial futures.
John V. McCarthy company name officially changed to R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO).
Robert O’Brien, Sr. appears on Tonight Show presenting "Great Western Grand Champion Steer" to host Joey Bishop.
Robert O’Brien, Sr. elected Chairman of the Board of CME and served two consecutive one-year terms through 1968.
An RJO employee, 22-year-old Sandra Stephens, becomes the first woman ever to work on the floor of CME.
Robert O’Brien, Sr. elected Second Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
First branch office established - Russ Brooks: Harlan, Iowa.
RJO takes first delivery of the new Live Cattle contract, the first live commodity traded on the CME floor.
Robert O’Brien, Sr. elected to Board of Governors of Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) (served continuously from 1964-1977).
John V. McCarthy dies.
Robert O’Brien, Sr. named President of John V. McCarthy.
Robert J. O'Brien, Sr., son-in-law of John V. McCarthy, joins firm and spends two years traveling through Midwest on a grassroots campaign, learning about clients and their businesses and visiting grain farms, hatcheries and egg companies. John V. McCarthy & Co. has four employees.
Geraldine McCarthy, daughter of John V. McCarthy, marries Robert J. O’Brien, Sr.
John V. McCarthy & Associates locates at 110 N. Franklin
Firm becomes founding member of Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) when it is transformed from the Chicago Butter & Egg Board.
John V. McCarthy & Co. established on October 17 as cash butter and egg house.