Scott Shellady, Markets Specialist
RFD-TV is thrilled to welcome renowned Markets Analyst Scott Shellady, also known as “The Cow Guy,” as Markets Specialist for Market Day Report!
Mr. Shellady has a broad and strong range of media, technical and trade experiences in cash equities, commodities, and financial products in the three main geographies of North America, Europe, and Asia.
From 1990 to 1993, after graduating with a finance degree from the University of Colorado in 1988, Mr. Shellady was the European Managing Partner of Prime International Trading London, a proprietary options trading group based out of Chicago. He built the group up to one of the largest options proprietary trading firms on the London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE) and was responsible for all aspects of firm management, from risk controls to regulatory reports.
In 1993, Mr. Shellady built a similar group for Muirpace Ltd. as a board member and Director, which was sold and merged into Speer Leeds in 1995. Mr. Shellady was then retained by Deutsche Bank AGas an Associate Director Level 3 to revitalize all their financial options on the floors of London and any exchange staffed by Deutsche Bank personnel throughout Europe.
In 1998, Mr. Shellady was hired by The Industrial Bank of Japan – to become the Managing Director of their London operations overseeing all aspects of the futures division of a large, triple A-rated, international investment bank.
During this same period, Mr. Shellady was helping to get patsystems plc off the ground as a technology company for electronic trading. Mr. Shellady was the first shareholder after the founder and committed time and resource from 1996 to 2000 when he was named Chief Operating Officer for a listing in March of 2000 on the London Stock Exchange raising over $100 million US Dollars leading to an over $400 million market cap.
After almost 16 years in London, Mr. Shellady returned to Chicago to run a small family investment business that was started over 50 years ago. It is in Chicago where Mr. Shellady entered the media fray. Initially, he started doing segments with Successful Farming and Agriculture.com (Meredith Media Corp.) and now Mr. Shellady can frequently be seen weekly wearing his trademark ‘Cow Jacket’ on CNBC Europe, Bloomberg, CNN, BBC, and Fox Business News to name just a few.
Most recently Mr. Shellady has added both radio and print to his media mix signing a contract with Salem Radio as a fill-in on AM560’s The Morning Answer and The Dan Proft Show in Chicago as well as a weekly contributor to the Northwest Indiana Times Sunday Editorial Edition.
Mr. Shellady currently resides in Chicago. He is a citizen of both the U.S. and Great Britain.