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Trading Czar Oversees Salomon Floor Revamp

Traders Magazine, August 2000

Peter Chapman

Nasdaq and listed desks are converging at Salomon Smith Barney under the guidance of the firm's new U.S. trading czar, Ciaran O'Kelly. His mandate is to restructure Salomon's vast trading floor along industry sector lines.

The 32-year-old Irishman was yanked from the listed desk in June to fill a newly-created position overseeing all equity trading in the U.S. His oversight extends to three desks: Nasdaq, listed and international. That means "well in excess of 100 traders," according to O'Kelly. Most are on the Nasdaq desk.

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