The investment industry relies on talented people to see things that others would miss. These brilliant and hardworking people ensure that the markets are working at their most efficient. The investment community is packed with these brilliant minds, but one of the brightest names in the business is Raj Fernando.
Raj became interested in the markets as a college student. He volunteered on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, and after graduating he immediately started working on the floor of the exchange. He spent the nineties working at various positions at the exchange and at the Chicago Board of Trade. He excelled at each position, and in 2002 he was ready to start his own company, Chopper Trading.
Chopper Trading grew quickly under Raj’s leadership. It eventually grew to more than 250 traders. Their traders worked on the CME, Eurex, LSE, Nasdaq, and most other major platforms. Fernando helped Chopper Trader become a major power during his time with the company, and he is still proud of the work he has done.
Fernando is proud of his private works, but he has also given back considerably to his profession. Raj is contributing to the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission. He strongly supports their mission of building open and transparent markets. In 2010, he spoke as a featured panelist at a discussion on disruptive trading practices. In 2013, Raj had the opportunity to speak at the Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leader Conference. His brilliant speeches have advanced the cause of free and open markets for people around the world.
Raj sold Chopper Trading in 2015, but he was not ready to retire. He founded Scoutahead in 2016. Scoutahead is designed to help people throughout the business world reach the levels of personal and professional growth they need. They help install advanced communication systems that make everything more efficient.
Raj Fernando is extremely proud of his record as a trader and with Chopper Trading. He believes in the mission of open and transparent markets, and has spent his career promoting this mission. Raj plans to stay active within the business community for years to come.