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New Clearing-Firm Rules Could Upset Trading Desks:Executive Hammers Home the Message: Quality Con

Traders Magazine, February 1998

John A. Byrne

A mallet stands out among the clutter on a desktop in Mesirow Financial's offices in Chicago. Is this for Thomas Avgeris, a big man never afraid of strangers in the Windy City?

No, Avgeris needs the mallet to hammer home one of the attributes some say has made Mesirow an important name in the scrappy business of correspondent clearing: good quality control.

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