Vision Financial Markets LLC Moves into Chicago Board of Trade Building
Chicago, IL - October 12, 2010 - Vision Financial Markets LLC ("Vision") has recently relocated their Chicago office to the entire 39th floor at the Chicago Board of Trade Building ("CBOT Building"), located at 141 West Jackson Boulevard. This lease increases Vision's space commitment in Chicago and demonstrates their long-term commitment to the futures business and the Chicago business community.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to consolidate and grow our Chicago operations in such a prestigious location," stated Howard Rothman, President of Vision. "In addition to the general growth of our business at a time when many other firms are stagnating or worse, we have been specifically growing our trading floor presence and having our office in the same location provides for many synergies."
Vision built the space to include the latest technology to fit their needs and continued growth. In addition to the technology needs, Vision recaptured many of the CBOT Building's wonderful original "Art Deco Period" details, including maintaining the nine foot plus ceilings throughout the majority of the space to fully capture the stunning 360 degree, unobstructed views of Chicago.
The CBOT Building, spanning some 42 floors, is both a Chicago and a National Historic Landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1930 by the Board of Trade, it replaced the prior Board of Trade Building which was in use from 1885-1928. It has always been owned by the Board of Trade and from 1930 to 1966 was the tallest building in the City of Chicago. A few years ago, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange ("CME") consolidated all its trading floors at the CBOT Building when the CME and CBOT merged. CME Group, the public holding company which owns both exchanges along with the New York Mercantile Exchange and the Commodity Exchange, now owns the CBOT
Building. Vision is a self-clearing member of each of the four exchanges.
About Vision Financial Markets LLC
Vision is a self-clearing Futures Commission Merchant and self-clearing Securities Broker/Dealer on all of the primary U.S. markets. Having full clearing capabilities on both the securities side and futures side in the U.S. markets places Vision among an elite group of less than twenty firms worldwide that possess the same breadth of capabilities, and Vision is the only one which is privately held. With approximately 200 futures Introducing Broker offices representing over 500 registered Associated Persons, Vision has grown and expanded over the past 20 years to become one of the largest providers of Introducing Broker services in America.
Vision is a clearing member of a number of exchanges including the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade, New York Mercantile Exchange and the Commodity Exchange, which together comprise CME Group, the world's largest derivatives exchange. In addition, Vision is a member of the Intercontinental Exchange, International Securities Exchange, the BATS Exchange, CBOE Futures Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange, CBOE Stock Exchange and OneChicago. Vision is also a member of the two U.S. securities clearing houses: the Options Clearing Corporation and the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation. Vision has offices in Chicago, New York and Stamford, CT. For more information regarding Vision, visit www.visionfinancialmarkets.com.