Nick Ronalds

President, RhoFinancial Consulting

Nick Ronalds is founder and President of RhoFinancial LLC, a firm that specializes in financial markets consulting and strategic advisory services in exchange-traded derivatives in Asia. Among his recent projects were the development of FIA Asia, the Asian affiliate of the Futures Industry Association, and assisting hedge funds, exchanges, and other institutions with strategies for entering Asian markets.

Mr. Ronalds’ career in the futures industry has included senior positions at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the futures brokerage units of several global futures brokerage firms.  In the 1990’s he was Managing Director of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s first Asian Representative Office, based in Tokyo, Japan.  

Ronalds has published many articles on futures and financial topics in publications as diverse as Futures Industry, CaiJing Magazine, Nihon Shoken Shimbun (Japan Securities Daily), and The Wall Street Journal. He is a CFA charter holder and past-Chairman of the CFA Society of Chicago.  He can be contacted at