TradeKing's Christopher Sandel to Ring Opening NASDAQ Bell with OIC's Gina McFadden to Mark the Start of FIA OIC Conference

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TradeKing's Christopher Sandel to Ring Opening NASDAQ Bell with OIC's Gina McFadden to Mark the Start of FIA OIC Conference

Christopher Sandel, vice president with online broker TradeKing (, will ring the opening NASDAQ bell on Sept. 22, to mark the start of the 4th Annual FIA and OIC New York Equity Options Conference taking place Sept. 22-23 in New York. Sandel will join Gina McFadden, president of The Options Industry Council (OIC), at the NASDAQ podium for the bell ringing. He is serving as Chair of the FIA OIC Conference for the second consecutive year.

The FIA OIC conference is sponsored annually by The Options Industry Council and the Futures Industry Association, bringing together hundreds of delegates representing more than 120 firms, including representatives from brokerage firms, funds, exchanges, regulatory organizations, law firms, service organizations, and members of the media. For more information about the FIA OIC Conference, visit

About Chris Sandel
In his role at TradeKing, Sandel focuses on identifying and developing new strategic business initiatives and advising on critical operational functions. Before joining TradeKing, he was a senior vice president with Penson Financial Services, Inc., where he was responsible for driving clearing services, new business development and new product development for the firm. Earlier, he was a managing director with ADP Clearing and Outsourcing Services (formerly U.S. Clearing, a division of Fleet Securities) with responsibility for the relationship management, service quality and sales groups. In 1997, Sandel joined Fleet Securities, Inc. as vice president and established its execution capabilities for both equities and options. He holds a B.S. from Saint John's University.

About TradeKing
TradeKing ( is a nationally licensed online stock and options broker dealer offering simple, low trading fees ($4.95 per trade plus $.65 per option contract) with no hidden costs or account minimums.1 A pioneer in integrating new financial social media as part of its innovative online equities, options trading and fixed-income trading platform, TradeKing has received multiple five-star ratings from top industry sources and was given five stars in customer service by SmartMoney2 Magazine, ahead of OptionsXpress, Scottrade, Fidelity and TD Ameritrade. (June 2009 SmartMoney Broker Survey).

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