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Paul Johnson Jr.

Paul Johnson Jr.

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Paul RT Johnson, Jr. is the Chief Investment Officer of LSU Trading, a family office based in Chicago. He is a former futures broker and exchange member who rose to prominence in the world of finance and trading in 1982. He speaks on the marketplace with audiences comprised of heads of state, senators, state representatives, governors, trade missions, as well as the presidents and governors of the Federal Reserve. He is a coveted expert who appears regularly on international, national, and local television, radio, and print media.

  • Johnson lectures Kent State’s Masters's program for financial engineering.
  • Securities licenses 7, 24, 63, 53, and 55.
  • He helped with initial strategic planning to take CBOT public.
  • He served a term as a trustee of the State Universities Retirement System of Illinois from 2012 to 2018, with $20 billion AUM.
  • Cigar Aficionado's article “Stress and the Big dogs” features him with other Chicago financial leaders. 
  • The book “The Mind of a Trader,” devotes a chapter to him, his trading style, and his work at the Chicago Board of trade
  • The book "My Word is My Bond", dedicates the chapter "Service in High Style" to his history and industry innovations.
  • The book “Stigum’s Money Market” acknowledges him.
  • The movie “Floored” credits Paul.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.