R.J. O’Brien Moves, Expands New York Office to Accommodate Growth, Additional Institutional Brokerage Teams



NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2011 – R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO), the largest independent futures brokerage firm in the United States, announced today that the Chicago-based company has moved its New York operation into larger office space to accommodate the firm’s growing institutional presence in the city and addition of numerous experienced teams of broker groups.

The move consolidated the two offices previously situated in the downtown and uptown New York City areas into one office more than twice the size of the two previous locations combined. The new office is located at 1500 Broadway in Times Square.

Joseph Murphy, Executive Vice President and President of the Americas, said: “Over the past two years, our New York operation has diversified and grown our presence dramatically with the addition of veteran futures brokerage teams in the areas of metals, soft commodities and foreign exchange, along with experienced specialists in over-the-counter energy and structured products. As part of our diversification efforts, we will continue to add a number of top-tier institutional brokerage teams in the near future. Our terrific new space in Times Square will enable all of our groups here to collaborate, while providing room for our continued expansion.”

About R.J. O’Brien

Founded in 1914, RJO is the largest independent futures brokerage firm in the United States. The firm offers state-of-the-art electronic trading technology and 24-hour trade execution on every futures exchange worldwide. Clearing more than 80,000 client accounts, RJO services a global network of more than 300 introducing brokers and many of the world’s largest financial, industrial and agricultural institutions. For more information, please visit www.rjobrien.com.

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Ellen G. Resnick
Crystal Clear Communications
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