Barry Lind, businessman was pioneer in futures industry

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. — Barry Lind, a leading voice in the futures industry for many years and a fixture at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, died Thursday after being hit by a car in Southern California, according to coroner’s officials.

Mr. Lind, 74, was crossing a road in Rancho Mirage when he was struck Wednesday evening, the Riverside County sheriff-coroner’s office said.


Mr. Lind served five terms on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s board of directors. He played a key role in creating the International Monetary Market and directed the National Futures Association for 12 years.

Mr. Lind was a co-founder of Lind-Waldock & Co., among the first firms to market futures to retail investors, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. That firm was sold in 2000, having expanded from two full-time employees to a firm of more than 1,000 workers.

Get Today's Headlines in your inbox:
The day's top stories delivered every morning.
Thank you for signing up! Sign up for more newsletters here

Most recently, he was a managing partner of an investment firm, Silver Young Capital LLC, which he ran with cousin Alan Young.

‘‘He was a mentor, really like a soulmate and brother,’’ Young told the Sun-Times.

Mr. Lind was also the founder and chairman of the Rose Lind Charitable Trust, a philanthropy involved in medical research and access to health care for the underprivileged.


The Northwestern University graduate was inducted into the Futures Hall of Fame in 2006.

Real journalists. Real journalism. Subscribe to The Boston Globe today.
We hope you've enjoyed your free articles.
Continue reading by subscribing to for just 99¢.
 Already a member? Log in Home
Subscriber Log In

We hope you've enjoyed your 5 free articles'

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of