McCabe Hurley, Principal

Our owner, McCabe Hurley’s career objectives took hold while still in high school. Applying and receiving a work-study program put her in the right place at the right time.

Beginning at such a young age, she grew up with the derivatives market. This gave her a unique perspective of watching the market experience it’s growing pains. Understanding what went wrong, why it went wrong and how the industry fixed the problem.

Her biggest disappointments were those situations where someone broke the rules and as a result innocents (clients) lost money. She didn’t understand why people sold their integrity so cheap.

She thought if she could mimic what her parents had done with her, she may be able to increase the consciousness of participants who took her classes. Especially since the credit crisis, she weaves the verbal cues of maintaining one’s moral compass throughout her programs.

McCabe’s tours of duty left her well prepared:

  • She began as a trading desk assistant for a small risk arbitrage firm, Easton & Co., Inc. After a while she began trading options for them. From there she went to work for Chicago Research & Trading as an option market maker on the American Stock Exchange.
  • She did another stint as an options market maker on the New York Mercantile Exchange with her own partnership trading natural gas options.
  • She moved over to marketing swaps for Credit Lyonnais introducing the product to a new user group, asset manager and pension funds.
  • As part of Commerzbank’s Corporate Solutions Group. With a few landmark transactions under her belt and four years working with a wonderful lady she decided to startup MHDS again. It was time. There was opportunity and work to be done.