Wall Street 50 – 2006

Joseph J. Murphy/Refco Global Futures

As CEO of Refco Global Futures and Executive Vice President of Refco Group Ltd., Joseph Murphy is the key player in one of the largest global FCMs in the world. Murphy’s climb began after he received his BS from Providence College. In 1983 he began work with Chase Manhattan Bank where he attended the Chase Capital Markets Training Program. From there he was assigned to the treasury area, before moving to Chase Futures as a vice president and manager of a sales desk selling exchange-traded OTC derivatives and cash products. In 1994 he joined HSBC Futures and went on to become the executive managing director before coming to Refco.

His professional affiliations include memberships with CBOT, CME, NYBOT, and NYMEX. Murphy, who is married, is a third-generation Irish American who traces his lineage to County Cork through his mother and County Tyrone through his father.