Pete Nessler, CEO of FCStone Group, was raised in Chicago but earned his stripes in the grain fields of Iowa. Working with elevators and farmers, he helped turn Farmers Commodities Corp. from a group of co-ops into the international brokerage firm INTLFCStone that it is today.
At a time when U.S. equities are trading near a record and the dollar is having its best start in three years, commodities will finish this quarter little changed from where they were at the end of 2012.
Bursa Malaysia Bhd. Chief Executive Tajuddin Atan said the exchange will focus on turning domestic companies into regional champions after spending the past five years boosting corporate governance and investor protection.