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A globally-renowned business leader and entrepreneur, Anthony Saliba is CEO and founder of Matrix Holding Group, which includes both financial technology firm Matrix Execution Technologies and Matrix Executions, a U.S. broker-dealer. His areas of expertise include workflow automation for derivatives agency activities, securities routing/execution, risk management, strategic planning, electronic trading, and derivatives education.
Saliba has been a pioneer in the trading industry for four decades, beginning his career in 1979 at the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), where he traded equity options as an independent market maker. Later he traded most CBOE products, currencies and the S&P 500 contracts on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, along with the agricultural and interest rate products traded on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). He spent three years on the Board of Directors at CBOE and also served for two years on the board of the Chicago Stock Exchange (CHX) before its acquisition in 2018. In 2019, he was an inaugural recipient of the U.S. Options Lifetime Contribution Award, selected by the U.S. options exchanges and the Options Industry Council (OIC).
Saliba was the only options trader to be featured in “Market Wizards” (1989), the seminal book by Jack Schwager, showcasing the world’s best professional traders. He has also authored numerous books himself, including: Managing Expectations: Driving Profitable Option Trading Outcomes Through Knowledge, Discipline, and Risk Management(2017); Options Workbook(2001); Option Strategies for Directionless Markets: Trading with Butterflies, Iron Butterflies, and Condors(2008); and Option Spread Strategies: Trading Up, Down, and Sideways Markets (2009, with Karen E Johnson, and Joseph C Corona).
Saliba has founded a number of successful companies over the course of his career. These include: the International Trading Institute, which built and delivered the first options simulator and pioneered training for pro traders and market makers worldwide; LiquidPoint, a trading platform, broker and solution provider sold to ConvergEx for a mid-nine-figure sum; and Efficient Capital Management, a premier managed futures firm. He has invested in nearly 100 companies and continues to lend his expertise and experience to a variety of firms today.
In 2019, Saliba was recognized by the U.S. options exchanges and the OIC as one of the first recipients of the U.S. Options Lifetime Contribution Award.
Saliba lives in Chicago, Illinois, and holds a BS in Accounting from Indiana University – Bloomington.