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Lifestyle - Wall Street's Top Blade: En Garde! ECN Official Ready to Fence with Wall Street Big S

Traders Magazine, February 2000

Sanford Wexler

Matthew Andresen, the combative president of Island ECN, knows all about plunging a sword into the competition. And he makes no apologies.

While working as a commodities trader for Lehman Brothers, Andresen, who's 29, was an alternate on the U.S. Olympic fencing team during the 1996 Atlanta games. Fencing demands quick thinking and maneuvering. Those are the same skills needed in buying and selling futures. The game moves so fast that touches are scored electronically - more like Star Wars than Errol Flynn.

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