Raj Fernando is a business mogul who started Chopper Trading and the Scoutahead. He has been the head of the two companies. He attended the Beloit College and the University of London, and he has a degree in economics and history. Mr. Fernando started working when he was still in college as a voluntary employee of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. He did an excellent job for the company, and he was offered a paid job and also promotions with time. Raj Fernando then got another job at the Chicago Board of Trade and served the company from 1991 to 2001. He later left the firm and in 2002, he established the Chopper Trading and served it as the chief executive officer. The business was successful, and it grew fast. Mr. Fernando employed approximately 250 people. Chopper Trading does transactions on the ICE, LSE, CME, ICAP-Broketek, Eurex Cantor Fitzgerald-espeed, and the Nasdaq.
The most significant career undertakings of Raj Fernando include being involved in the operations of the US Commodity Trading Futures Commission, which was devoted to having markets that are aggressive, financially steady, transparent, and equal. He was a featured panel member in a summit that was organized by the commission to tackle risky trading ventures in the industry. The Rosenblatt Global Exchange Leader Conference of 2013 recognized him, and he was offered an opportunity to talk to several international guests that had attended.
In 2015, the Chopper Trading was merged into the DRW Trading Group and Mr. Fernando’s current business is the Scoutahead. The company was established in 2016, and it primarily offers internet services. The operations of the firm have an objective of advancing the growth of enterprises by applying safeguarded and sophisticated technology.
Raj Fernando actively gives back to the community by regularly funding various activities in the Chicago region. The aid institutions that benefit from him include the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago, Wounded Warrior, and the Clinton Foundation. He also sits on the boards of charity institutions such as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Trustees and the PAW Chicago.