Marquette Partners was founded in 1990 by James Heinz and Robert Moore. Between them, they have nearly 70 years of trading experience and have seen every possible trading cycle. Both started their careers trading Treasury Bond Futures at the Chicago Board of Trade. In the beginning, Marquette was an early adopter of fixed income futures arbitrage between the U.S. and European derivatives exchanges. It now has grown from a five-employee Bund arbitrage firm in Europe to an exceptional proprietary trading group that trades all electronically traded futures across the globe. Our traders have been with the firm on average over 10 years.
Over the past five years, Marquette Partners has added three new offices across the US. Our Chicago and San Francisco offices supply direct market connections to eight different futures exchanges. These connections provide millisecond price granularity for the system or trader who depends on the accurate, real-time information.
"A Global Reference Point In A Borderless Industry"
On Thursday, March 25, 2010, Mayor Richard M. Daley held a roundtable discussion at the CME Group with key Chicago trading community leaders to highlight the benefits of having the futures industry in Chicago. Following the roundtable, the Mayor held a press conference in which Managing Partner James Heinz was asked to speak.
Mr. Heinz speaks from minutes 16:55 through 18:58.