A Farewell To Arms

David Goldberg (on right) Burling Bank Founder & Chairman

David Goldberg (on right) Burling Bank Founder & Chairman

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CHICAGO - MARCH 30:  Traders signal offers in the corn futures pit at the Chicago Board of Trade following the release of the USDA crop report March 30, 2007 in Chicago, Illinois. In response to the potential boom ethanol fuel U.S. farmers are expected to plant more acres in corn this year than any year since 1944.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

After more than a century and a half, the arm-waving frenzy of open outcry trading fell silent today when the CME Group closed most of its trading pits. Burling Bank has been pleased to partner with the firms and individuals who were the lifeblood of the Chicago trading floors and we honor their pioneering spirit and contribution to the City of Chicago.

While the personalities and players may have changed, the relationships will endure and move this community forward together through innovation, performance, and perseverance. Just as traders have had to adapt and incorporate technology into how they transact business on the exchanges, Burling Bank has developed and implemented systems that allow our clients to access their accounts regardless of location or time of day. We are well equipped to serve our clients in a rapidly evolving marketplace and uniquely positioned to welcome a new generation of traders.

Onward.