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Robert T. Cox passed away at home on December 7, 2018, after a brief illness, at age 65. Bob was born in Centralia, Illinois, the son of Roy and Jane. Bob graduated from the International School of Manila, Philippines when the family lived there while his father was on assignment as an executive with Gulf Oil. Bob earned a B.A. in economics from Northwestern University. He was a Director-at-Large with the Northwestern University Alumni Association, chaired the Day With Northwestern Board and was an avid fan of Northwestern football. He had a long career in financial markets, most recently as a vice president in the financial markets group at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He advised the Bank's senior management, and presented to international organizations, on matters involving central counterparty risk and derivatives. Previously, he held executive positions at HSBC in the Americas, and Goldman Sachs in East Asia, with assignments in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore. He served as a board member at the Hong Kong Clearing Corporation and the Singapore International Monetary Exchange (SIMEX), and he was a member of the Hong Kong Exchange Group's Clearing Consultative Panel. In addition, he was a member of the board of the Futures Industry Association. In his early career he was a member of the Mid America Commodity Exchange in Chicago, where he was Chairman of the Rules Committee and the Membership Committee. Bob's interests were wide. He was a supernumerary at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, traveled extensively and had a strong interest in history, Vikings, Abraham Lincoln and Pearl Harbor (the anniversary on which day Bob passed). He is survived by his loving wife Gail, children Julia and Elliott; brother William (Gail) and their children Emma and Dewey. A memorial celebration will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. with memory sharing at 4:00 p.m. at Donnellan Family Funeral Home, 10045 Skokie Boulevard at Old Orchard Road, Skokie IL 60077. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Bob's name to HOPE c/o Northwestern Memorial Foundation, 251 East Huron Street Suite 3-200, Chicago, IL 60611 to support the work of Dr. Pat Garcia and the women's HIV clinic at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Info: www.donnellanfuneral.com or (847) 675-1990
Published in a Chicago Tribune Media Group Publication on Dec. 12, 2018
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