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Robert Hardy

Principal, LLC

Robert Hardy is the principal at LLC. He has 25 years of experience in global equity, currency, futures trading and market making.

From 1995 to 2010, Hardy was a New York Stock Exchange specialist where he was in charge of trading over 130 non-U.S. stocks in New York and in 26 foreign local markets. He was Managing Director for International Trading at LaBranche and Company from 2006 to 2010. From 1999 to 2006, he was director of International Trading at Fleet Bank, which was later purchased by Bank America.

Mr. Hardy ran his own arbitrage company, trading international oil companies in New York and in their local markets from 1990 to 1995. He began his specialist career as a partner at M.J. Meehan in 1995, later purchased by Fleet.

He began his career as a currency trader in Hong Kong in the early 1980s and then worked as a trader in New York and Chicago futures in the late 1980s. He became a member of the New York Stock Exchange in 1990.

Articles by Robert Hardy

Xi Jinping: Handling the Hong Kong Umbrella Revolution

A new generation believes it can succeed in something its predecessors could not.

October 6, 2014

Kerry’s Political Theater in Afghanistan

The power sharing agreement in Afghanistan has no basis in law or popular support.

August 20, 2014

China as Greece’s Savior: A Threat to Europe?

How the upcoming privatization round in the Eurozone crisis helps China expand its foothold in Europe.

July 16, 2014

China as Netanyahu’s New Friend

China's economic and strategic footprint in Israel is growing.

July 11, 2014

Beyond the Alibaba Hype: China’s Risky Business

Why buyers should be wary of Alibaba's eagerly awaited IPO.

July 2, 2014

A Judicial Coup in Thailand?

Does Thailand's future lie In Singapore's managed democracy?

March 13, 2014

EU Can’t Sanction? Try Israel

The BDS movement has raised a serious prospect of European sanctions against Israel.

February 20, 2014

Egypt, Wheat and Revolutions

Why is Russia emerging as a key factor in the political equation in Egypt?

July 19, 2013

Egypt and Syria: Beyond Repair

What do an insolvent Egypt and a disintegrating Syria mean for the governance of the Middle East?

June 25, 2013