Raj Fernando is a businessperson, philanthropist, a political fundraiser, and the founder of Scoutahead.com and Chopper Trading. He started his career as a volunteer at Chicago Mercantile Exchange while he was still in college. After graduating, Raj Fernando continued his service at the company and the Chicago Board of Trade before starting Chopper Trading. Fernando has worked with international financial markets and technological innovation for over two decades. He pursued a bachelor’s degree in Economics and History from Beilot College and studied at University College London.
Raj Fernando founded Chopper Trading in 2002. Since inception, the company has continued to give fixed income and equities services to their clients. He was responsible for the risk management, communications, trading, and source code systems at the company. Chopper Trading comprises of 250 well vetted and highly trained engineers and traders who undergo a strenuous, involving, and lengthy hiring process aimed at getting the right people who would give quality services for a long time. Their highly qualified team of experts has developed Chopper Trading into one of the largest market participants where it has traded on CME, Nasdaq, LSE, Eurex, ICE, Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed, and ICAP- Broketek.
Raj Fernando sold the company in 2015 to DRW. In the following year, he launched Scoutahead.com, which he runs as the Chairman and the CEO. The company’s primary goal is providing information that would aid in the growth and increase in productivity. The Scoutahead.com provides a platform where the company’s employees get personal reviews from their colleagues, which in turn indicate the areas they need to make improvements in their work.
Raj Fernando has over ten years of experience in cyber security systems. Following his expertise in the field, he became one of the Board of Directors for the American Security Project. Fernando was a member of the Board of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and part of the Brookings International Foreign Policy Leadership Committee. Raj Fernando is on the board of trustees in the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Additionally, Fernando is on the board of directors for Paws Chicago. Other non-profit causes that he supports include the Clinton Foundation, Wounded Warriors, and the Big Brothers Big Sisters Metropolitan in Chicago.
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