Our founder and Chairman, Dick Rosenblatt, spent a decade on the NYSE floor before starting our firm in 1979, and has been a pioneer and fierce advocate for institutional investors ever since. We were the first firm, for example, to facilitate direct buy-side electronic order entry on the NYSE more than 30 years ago. Today, Dick is one of just three Senior Executive Governors advising the exchange on rules and strategy. Two of the firm's other Partners serve as Governor and Executive Floor Governor. Our relationships with senior NYSE management and insight into the exchange’s market structure, operations and strategic direction help us guide clients through the sometimes Byzantine world of the NYSE. Combine that expertise with our unrivaled experience, efficiency and integrity, and it’s no wonder we have become the proven leader on the NYSE floor.