Stuart A. Fraser graduated from Central High in 1979 and from the University of Missouri in 1983. He currently resides in Armonk, NY.
Stuart is the vice chairman and a partner of Cantor Fitzgerald, LP. While overseeing the firm's Governmental Securities Brokerage business, Stuart is credited with the highly successful transition of GSB from a traditional "open-outcry" environment to the firm's new automated "Cantor Fitzgerald Trading System." In May of 1999, he was awarded a United States patent for his Automated Auction Protecol Processor, which has become the "engine" for eSpeed, Inc., a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald.
Cantor Fitzgerald lost many employees and friends during the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, where its office was located. The Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund was established on September 14, 2001. Stuart currently serves as a director of the relief fund, the goal of which is to provide direct assistance to those who lost loved ones in the tragedy.
Since its establishment, Cantor Fitzgerald and the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund have provided approximately $120 million in financial support for the families and loved ones of the 658 victims. 100% of the money donated to the Cantor Fitzgerald Relief Fund is disbursed directly to the families and loved ones.
In 2002, the University of Missouri's school of arts and sciences named Stuart "Most Distinguished Alumni." His philanthropic efforts include the strategic planning board for the University of Missouri, the board of directors of The Keewaydin Foundation and Harlem RBI, a nonprofit organization that supports underprivileged children. Stuart has also been very generous in his support of the Alumni Association's Kurt Schoor Memorial Fund, which was established by fellow Central '79 grad and Hall of Fame inductee Jeff Altman to honor their good friend and classmate.