William W. Hobert

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William W. Hobert
Occupation Founder
Employer WH Trading, LLC,
Location Chicago
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William ("Will") W. Hobert is the founder of WH Trading LLC, a proprietary futures and option trading firm. He founded WH Trading in 1998 and has served as a market maker and liquidity provider in numerous asset classes at the CME Group in both open outcry markets and electronically traded markets.[1]

Hobert also serves as a member of board of the CME Group.[2][3]

He is also the chair of the board for My Block My Hood My City.[4]

In 2020, Hobert was appointed to chair the Illinois Finance Board by Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Hobart was appointed to the Illinois Finance Authority in 2019. Hobart also serves on the President's Board of UCAN and is involved with AUSL.[5]

Hobert is a mentor and former employer of Jahmal Cole, the founder of My Block, My Hood, My City.[6]


Hobert worked for Cooper-Neff and Associates from 1988 to 1994 as an FX options market maker on the floor of the CME.[7][8] He also traded in the over-the-counter markets.

In 1994, he founded Hobert Trading Inc., which is a member of WH Trading, LLC.

As a member of the CME Group board of directors, Hobert is a member of the Clearing House Oversight Committee, chair of the Clearing House Risk Committee and chair of the IRS Risk Committee.


Hobart holds a bachelor of arts from Wesleyan University. While at Wesleyan, Hobart was a member of the men's hockey team.[9]


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