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 Expert  733951

Expert in Finance


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New York (NY)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness Market Research

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert possesses extensive experience in all major asset classes: equities, rates, swaps, fx, bonds, derivatives, and options. His core areas of expertise include Finance, Banking, Asset Allocation, Risk Management, Hedge Fund Strategies, Due Dilligence, Investment Fraud, Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Derivatives, Futures, Options, Commodities, Swaps, Foreign Exchange, Investments and Modeling, Portfolio Management, Sales, Trading, Investment Strategy, Alternative Risk Management, Crypto Currencies, Bitcoin, Etherium, and Valuation of Financial Instruments.
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derivative (finance)

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due diligence

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risk management

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asset allocation

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bank procedure

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banking

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finance

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trading

Expert has accrued extensive experience with hedging, and VAR calculation.
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alternative risk market

Expert possesses extensive experience with Portfolio Management.
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portfolio management

Expert has worked at two of the world's largest hedge funds: AQR and Bridgewater Associates.
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hedge fund

He has evaluated commissions for over 1,000 hedge funds.
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stocks

Expert has extensive experience evaluating Third Party Hedge Fund databases.
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database

Expert has experience with 20+ big data firms. He has been responsible for purchasing and evaluating big data.
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big data


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Hartford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2000   BA   Economics and Finance   Yeshiva University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2016 to

 

Expert's Firm

 

Portfolio Management

 

Partner and Portfolio Manager

 

Responsible for portfolio management, risk, vendor selection, and budget forecasting,


2015 to 2016

 

Expert's Firm

 

Sales and Trading

 

Head, Electronic and Portfolio Trading

 

Developed Equity Smart Order Router that outperforms peers by 5.15 Basis Points or 1.55 cents per share.

Designed and implemented multi-factor model to forecast additions and deletions from the S&P500 Index.

Manage Electronic and Portfolio Trading relationships across Hedge Funds and Real Money accounts; responsible for multiple million dollar annual revenue stream.

Formulaically modeled anticipated customer revenues, and valued aggregated customer research consumption to forecast future earnings.

2012 to 2015

 

Expert's Firm

 

Trading

 

Head, European Markets Trading

 

Hired, managed, and mentored team of traders covering Commodities, Foreign Exchange, Interest Rate Swaps, TIPS, Sovereign Debt, London Metals, Futures, Equities, Equity Synthetics, and Options. Traded volumes exceeding 2 billion dollars per day.

Discretionarily managed rolling of 90+ billion dollars of commodity futures, index futures, and FX within all major financial markets. Supervised business allocation and rolls for AQR's multi-billion dollar Commodity and Commodity Swap Portfolios.

Select member of weekly Proprietary Strategies Working Group. Participant in AQR Management Training Classes, Trading Education Committee, and Deep Dive Sessions covering specific model factors.

Presented AQR's trading methodology to current and prospective clients. Delivered internal updates to Founding Partners and Firm-wide Risk Committee during special situations.

Developed systematic Emerging FX execution strategy which saved 14 million USD annually and added 4 bps of excess return to AQR's core hedge fund products.

Top 10% ranking in firm-wide 360 degree midyear and annual reviews. Steady promotion from Trading Associate to Vice President to Desk Manager.

2010 to 2011

 

Expert's Firm

 

Investment Management

 

Investment Manager

 

Developed, back-tested, and implemented investment ideas within the Event Driven Space including Index Adjustments, Binary Events, Abnormal Dividends, Spin-offs, Exchange Offers, Rights Offers, Tender Offers, Mandatory Convertible Preferred Shares, Japanese Stock Buy-Backs, Pension Fund Rebalances, and Warrant Exchanges.

Researched and Invested in both Long and Short Value Based Investment ideas

Entrusted with own book six months after joining the firm.

Discovered and implemented short term trading strategy with 81% hit rate in forecasting market direction.

Analyzed and participated in Risk Arbitrage deals with antitrust risk, excessive securities lending cost, elections, contingent value rights and payments, and optionality.

Managed securities selection process, research, and trading for IPO and Secondary syndicate book.

Developed factor based monitoring system to alert for investment opportunities. Evaluated and presented investment ideas to fund owner. Attended investment conferences, ideas dinners, and shareholder meetings.

Interviewed programmers; supervised automation of manual trading strategies into stand-alone algorithms.

Discovered and integrated new execution systems to facilitate trading option volatility, special situations, paired equities, and risk arbitrage.

Cultivated broker relationships; formulaically tracked and allocated commissions to compensate for ideas, research, and syndicate.

2009 to 2010

 

Expert's Firm

 

Sales and Trading

 

Senior Vice President

 

Managed $25 million of proprietary capital; made markets in global ETFs; traded domestic and international equities, ADRs, equity derivatives, foreign exchange, and futures.

Established, developed, and monetized client relationships across the hedge fund, mutual fund, investment bank, and registered investment advisor spectrum.

Built and designed trading desk from scratch; managed order management and program trading system selection process; meticulously monitored desk budget to maximize profit retention.

Supervised and mentored junior employees; provided timely feedback to assist in their career development.

2007 to 2009

 

Expert's Firm

 

Trading

 

Senior Trader

 

Traded and evaluated interest rate, energy, agricultural, LME, and foreign exchange based futures and options. Priced all major FX pairs (spot and forwards) and NDFs; Experienced with major FX trading platforms including FXAll and Currenex.

Traded global inflation Linked Bonds and Emerging Market Debt. Utilized interest rate futures and options to hedge risk-free interest rate component.

Managed short-term cash requirements for Australian client accounts via purchase and sale of Australian Semi-Government and Commercial Paper instruments.

Developed automated system to manage global trading for Bridgewater's 8 billion dollar long/short Equity portfolio; traded over 150 million dollars daily.

Generated considerable profit via strategy improvements including optimized roll scheduling, liquidity mapping, block trading, packaging options with futures, and index basis trading.

360 degree review rank as #1 Equity trader and #2 Futures trader. Evaluated as top trainer/mentor to new traders. Awarded “Most Creative” at annual department awards meeting. Select participant in Bridgewater's Market Mechanics Class.

Cultivated broker relationships at all major investment banks and clearing houses; conducted successful commission negotiations.

2000 to 2007

 

Expert's Firm

 

Derivatives

 

Senior Trader

 

Traded ETF and Options arbitrage strategies for a business that at its peek generated over 200 million USD annually in revenue.

Responsible for ETF positions valued at over nine hundred million dollars. Frequent weekly top ten index arbitrageur.

Generated significant desk profit via proprietary trading of term based equity loan obligations.

Calculated fair value, reconstructed, and rebalanced over 150 indexes based on forecasted corporate actions, index changes, spinoffs, splits, mergers and acquisitions, equity delistings, and dividends.

Coordinated NDX options operation on the CBOE; supervised hedging operation and designed models to highlight cross month and product volatility arbitrage.

Traded Global Indices (WEBS); exploited global volatility arbitrage utilizing Japan Index Options, SIMEX Nikkei 225 Options, CME Nikkei 225 Futures, and SIMEX Nikkei 225 Futures.


Career Accomplishments:
Licenses/Certifications

Series 3,7,24,55,63

Professional Appointments

Featured "keynote" panelist at FX Week's 14th annual FX Week USA Conference on July 12, Expert's Firm. Presented on "Vision and Reality of Execution Quality" at Risk.net Invetment Conference; December 7, Expert's Firm. Featured "all star" panelist at TradeTech FX's Miami Conference; February 12-14, Expert's Firm.

Awards/Recognition

Max Stern Distinguished Scholar

AQR: Top 10% ranking in firm-wide 360 degree midyear and annual reviews. Steady promotion from Trading Associate to Vice President to Desk Manager. Bridgewater: 360 degree review rank as #1 Equity trader and #2 Futures trader. Evaluated as top trainer/mentor to new traders. Awarded “Most Creative” at annual department awards meeting. Select participant in Bridgewater's Market Mechanics Class.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Recently Complete Consulting Projects: Hedge Fund Investment Process, Hedging and Risk Management, Trading and Risk Management Systems, Online Legal, Commodity Trading and Risk Management Systems, Blockchain Technology, Bitcoin, Cryptocurrencies.Trading and Risk Management System (TRMS) | Market OverviewThird Party Database and Investment ConsultantsAlternative Data SourcesAsset Management Data and Analytics Market Research/Information Services EU Hedge Funds | Portfolio Management and DerivativesFX Trading | OTC Options vs. Futures MarketsData Acquisition - Buy Side
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He is interested in leveraging his significant subject matter knowledge for Expert Witness work. Client has extensive experience with depositions, and his direct testimony has led to charges being dropped against litigants. Expert has been involved with cases prosecuted by both the SEC and FINRA.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2012 to 2015   Europe   Head of European Trading at AQR Capital Management

Market Research:
Expert has had direct interaction with over 1,000 buy-side and sell-side Financial Institutions while at Goldman Sachs and at Guggenheim Partners.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

He has extensive experience in vendor evaluation across all major financial asset classes.


 

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