The New York Stock Exchange is among the largest marketplaces in the world for securities and other investments, with an equity market capitalization above $25 trillion in 2023. The exchange has its roots in a 1792 meeting of two dozen stockbrokers under a buttonwood tree on present-day Wall Street and was officially constituted as the New York Stock and Exchange Board in 1817.


Legions of financial heavyweights have emerged from New York, a selection of whom we celebrate here. This
collection of Notable Leaders in Finance features individuals originating deals, leading impact investing, managing generational wealth, broadening access to capital and more.

Billy Hult

Chief Executive Officer, Tradeweb

Billy Hult is chief executive officer of Tradeweb, an electronic trading platform for institutional, wholesale and retail investors and dealers. In this role, he manages the global executive team and sits on the board of directors. In the first year under Hult’s leadership, Tradeweb reported its 24th consecutive year of record revenues as total revenue increased 12.6% to $1.3 billion compared to 2022. Under his direction, Tradeweb reported $1.7 trillion in average daily volume and $370 million in quarterly revenues during the fourth quarter of 2023. Outside of work, Hult sits on the board of directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope New York as well as for the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival.

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