Aviva plc, the world's fifth largest insurance group, opened offices in Chicago to house its North American executive team functions, one of four regional centers for Aviva's global operations.
Ventas, Inc. (NYSE:VTR) recently announced that its headquarters will be relocated to Chicago. The change from Louisville, Kentucky to Chicago took effect at the company’s 2008 annual meeting of shareholders. The Company's Chicago employees will be based in its offices in Chicago's central business district.
NAVTEQ (NYSE: NVT) relocated its headquarters to Chicago to take advantage of its central location, and attract appropriate talent to its dynamic technology environment.
The Big Ten Network announced in late 2006 that Chicago would be the official location for its studios and business offices. The network will be headquartered in the historic Montgomery Ward building located in Chicago's Near North neighborhood.
Clients can trade more than 8,000 equity securities, including those listed on the NYSE, Nasdaq, AMEX,and NYSE Arca (formerly Archipelago Exchange, or Arca Ex, and the Pacific Exchange).