A member of the Claremont Country Club in Oakland, California, and The Valley Club in Sun Valley, Idaho, Blair Hull enjoys a myriad of outdoor activities including golfing, hiking, skiing, fly fishing, and playing basketball.
However, Blair Hull spends much of his time maintaining the companies he founded. Hull’s most recent business venture is Ketchum Trading, LLC, a private company specializing in several types of markets and trades including exchange traded funds (ETF), options, and futures. Since the company’s creation in 2010, Hull has served as its manager.
Blair Hull launched another private company in 1999. Matlock Capital, LLC operated as a private financial investment firm located in Chicago, Illinois. Hull served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago company until 2010, shortly before he founded Ketchum Trading, LLC. Hull established the Hull Family Foundation in 1999 as well. The private nonprofit foundation supports various cultural, environmental, educational, and social justice causes around the United States.
The first firm Blair Hull founded was the Hull Trading Company in 1985. This independent trading firm implemented breakthrough technology, especially in the area of computerized trading. The company soon expanded to become one of America’s largest trading firms, trading on 26 exchanges in 9 countries. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., acquired Hull Trading Company in 1999 for $531 million.
Blair Hull has maintained other executive positions throughout his career including serving as a member on the Board of Trustees for the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received his Bachelor’s in Mathematics in 1965.