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James McCaffrey

James McCaffrey

Vice President | Financial Planner

James McCaffrey started his career in investments and capital markets with Kidder Peabody, in 1991, where he specialized in the institutional bond market and UHW individuals. After his tenure at Kidder, James commenced on a long career in trading and portfolio management in the domestic and international derivatives markets. At Hull Trading Company, after a very short apprenticeship, James accepted the post to trade a multi-million dollar portfolio on the CAC40 listed options and futures in Paris, France. As the founder of this office, James was the first American ever to be a member of and trade on the floor of the Bourse de Valuers. After a successful 2 ½ year stint in Paris, James was promoted to Senior Managing Director in charge of all European operations for Hull trading, LLC, in London, UK. From London, James traded and managed the portfolio for the FTSE 100 index options and futures, the CAC40 portfolio and managed the team trading the OM and DAX portfolios in Frankfurt, Germany. Intermittently, James would also trade the DAX index options and futures in Frankfurt.

After five years abroad, James returned to the US and Chicago, IL, the home base for HTC. It was in Chicago that James began trading the credit derivatives of the 5 year, 10 year and 30 year bond options and futures on the Chicago Board of Trade. Further along in his tenure in Chicago, James would trade the OEX and SPX options on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. On the trade desk, James would trade these products, as well as the associated products in the global portfolio at the AMEX and NYSE. He would also trade options and futures on the NASDAQ, S&P 500 and DJIA benchmarks. James has also traded the individual equity options and stock for many large, well known companies. James was also a founding member for the inauguration of the trading the DJIA index options and futures on the CBT and CBOE.

James McCaffrey hails from Brooklyn, NY but has called everywhere home. He received a B.S. in Finance from Providence College in Providence, RI. After a few years of working, James returned to school and graduated with an MBA in Finance from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. James holds Series 7 and 66 registrations with LPL Financial.

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