PM Orban meets founding owner of Interactive Brokers Group
On Tuesday, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban received Tamas Peterffy, founding owner of Interactive Brokers Group, PM Orban s press chief told Hungary s state news agency (MTI).
Based in the United States, the businessman founded Timber Hill (later Interactive Brokers), the first enterprise to introduce computer-assisted trading in the early1980s, Bertalan Havasi recalled. In June 2017, the prime minister presented the Grand Cross of the Hungarian Order of Merit (awarded to civilians) to Tamas Peterffy for his support of the Museum to Commemorate the Victims of Communism to be founded in Washington, and in recognition of his merits and exemplary career, which have furthered the reputation of Hungary, the PM s press chief added.
Tamas Peterffy and Viktor Orban agreed that after the paralysing restrictions imposed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, everything should be done to restart the economy as soon as possible and to protect jobs and create new ones. During their talks, the issue of migration also emerged and they shared the view that mass illegal immigration posed a threat to nations and their cultural identity. The meeting on Tuesday was also attended by Finance Minister Mihaly Varga and Miklos Hanti, CEO of Interactive Brokers Central Europe, PM Orban s press chief said.