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Trader at the Helm

Traders Magazine, January 2002

Staff Report

John Ragan who has spent nearly nine years at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, his entire professional career, is directing the Keefe, Bruyette & Woods equity trading desk. He had worked at the World Trade Center up until July of last year-when he moved to Boston - and saw the horrible events of Sept. 11 on television. Most of the employees who were located on the 88th floor made it safely out of the burning building, but those who were on the 89th floor, where the trading floor was based, were lost. "Traders were on the phones and the lights were ringing," Ragan said. "It was approaching nine o'clock."

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