Rej Fernando is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopper Trading, a small trading company that focuses on fixed income trading. He earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and history from Beloit College, and quickly began building his experience as a trader. He began his career in 2002 when he worked as a volunteer trader at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the Chicago Board of Trade. After gaining more knowledge and experience in terms of trading and finance Raj Fernando decided to launch his own business, Chopper Trading.
In 2004, Raj stopped trading full time to devote more time to helping Chopper Trading grow and reach its full potential. After a little over a decade, Fernando was finally able to begin seeing the results of his sacrifice. He was able to help establish Chopper Trading as one of the largest and most successful market trading participants. After a long run of success, Fernando sold the company to DRW-world leader in the financial sector. Although Rej decided to pass the torch by selling Chopper Trading, his contributions to the world of business and finance did not stop there. In 2016 Fernando founded and launched an internet startup company that houses valuable and informative resources to business owners and individuals called Scoutahead.com.
Aside from his professional life, Fernando is a dedicated and compassionate philanthropist. He is heavily involved with bettering the Chicago community for all residents, and is a member of the chicago Symphony Orchestra as well as the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Fernando believes in the democratic cause ad equality for all. He is a major contributor to the Clinton family, and was deeply involved in the 2008 presidential election by raising money for the Obama campaign. A 2011 report from the Washington Post names hopper Trading as the third largest contributor to the Obama presidential campaign from business to philanthropic contributions, Rej Fernando dedicates himself completely to all that he is involved in and can easily be named one of the most successful men in the trading industry.