Fixed Income Leaders USA Summit 2019

June 18 - 20, 2019

Philadelphia 201, Philadelphia

44 (0)207 368 9576

Speakers

Speakers

Haider Ali
Head of U.S. Treasury Trading
RBC Capital Markets”
Robert Almgren
Co-Founder
Quantitative Brokers
Constantinos Antoniades
Global Head of Fixed Income
LIquidnet
Constantinos is Head of Liquidnet Fixed Income and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and expansion of the fixed income business globally. He brings more than two decades of fixed income experience and joined the company following Liquidnet’s 2014 acquisition of Vega-Chi, a bond trading platform that he founded in 2008. As CEO of Vega-Chi, Constantinos led the launch of the first all-to-all electronic trading platform for the US corporate bond market as well as Europe's first multilateral trading facility dedicated to high yield and convertible bonds. Prior to Vega-Chi, Constantinos spent over a decade at Goldman Sachs where he held various roles as part of the Fixed Income business in New York and London, and also three years as a buy-side trader/portfolio manager. Antoniades is a Fulbright program scholarship recipient and holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas at Austin where he graduated with the highest honors with a degree in Management Information Systems.
Brock Arnason
Founder and Chief Delivery Officer
Droit Financial Technologies

Brock Arnason is a founder and Chief Delivery Officer of Droit Financial Technologies. Prior to founding Droit, Brock was an Executive Director of Fixed Income E-Commerce at Morgan Stanley. He was the global product manager of Matrix, Morgan Stanley’s client portal,and led SEF strategy and Dodd-Frank compliance programs across the firm.Brock holds an M.Eng. and B.Sc. in Engineering Physics from Cornell University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Andrew Awad
Managing Director
Greenwich Associates
Dan Barnes
Writer
The DESK
Dan Barnes is the editor and a founder of bond trading magazine, The DESK, which deals with buy-side investment and trading of all fixed income instruments. He is also the presenter and founder of Trader TV, a monthly show about trading for professional investors across all asset classes. He wrote the world’s first article on predatory automated trading in 2005 and continues to write extensively about securities and market mechanics on a freelance basis.
Suzanne Bishopric
Managing Partner
Global Sovereign Advisors

Ms. Suzanne Bishopric is Managing Partner of Global Sovereign Advisors, providing advisory services to Central Banks, Pension Funds, and SWF’s. She is a Non-Executive Director of Lim Advisors and an advisor to CyNation, a cybersecurity company.

Until 2015, Bishopric was the Director – Investments of the UNJSPF’s pension fund, increasing its value to US$54 Billion.  Ms Bishopric instituted the Fund’s risk management process and increased the diversification of holdings across all asset classes and currencies.  She initiated the Fund’s investments in Private Equity, Infrastructure, Green Bonds and Low Volatility ETF’s. Previously, Ms Bishopric served as Treasurer of the UN, managing a $50 Billion multi-currency fixed income portfolio diversified amongst 195 Member States.  As Director-Financial Markets of McDonald’s Corporation, she financed start-ups and real estate investments in 43 countries. 

Ms Bishopric has degrees from Harvard University, Harvard Business School and completed the Directors Education Program at McGill University. Fluent in several languages, she has taught investment strategies in many venues, including the World Bank’s Global Symposium on Pension and Sovereign Fund Investments, The OECD Institutional Investors Group on Climate Change, The CFA Institute of New York, the World Gold Council and the Financial Times Growth Markets Summit.  


Audrey Blater
Senior Analyst
Aite Group

Audrey Blater, Ph.D., is a senior research analyst who supports Aite Group’s Institutional Securities & Investment group’s efforts, focusing on fixed income, OTC derivatives, and risk management research. Her work spans technological developments, industry trends, and market structure as well as the impact of financial regulations.

Ms. Blater brings to Aite Group over 17 years of financial markets experience. Most recently, she served as the director of research for the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA). During her tenure at ISDA, she led the association’s research effort to communicate public policy goals and derivatives industry trends to ISDA’s membership, the regulatory community, and other stakeholders through public speaking engagements and written research, including thought leadership pieces, white papers, and commentaries.

Ms. Blater was also a senior applied researcher for MSCI Inc., where she worked with sales professionals to engage clients and prospects through in-person meetings and written research related to multiple-asset-class market risk. She authored several papers focusing on enterprise risk management, stress testing, and expected shortfall, drawing from the market knowledge she gained as a fixed income analyst and trader working for AQR Capital Management, a Greenwich, Connecticut-based quantitative hedge fund.

Ms. Blater holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Fordham University as well as a B.B.A. from Iona College. Her thesis, China’s New Millennium Financial Liberalization Programs: Economic Risks to the Chinese Retail Investor has been presented and discussed at multiple forums.

Marcel Borelli
International Director of Fixed Income Manager
J.P. Morgan Private Bank

MARCEL BORELLI is International Director of Fixed Income Manager and Solutions Research for J.P. Morgan Private Bank, based in London. He is responsible for the manager selection and ongoing due diligence of fixed income managers for the firm’s international private banking client base. He joined J.P. Morgan in 2009 as head of the Brazil Product Solutions Team, responsible for the coverage of Brazilian local fund managers and identification of investment opportunities in fixed income, equities, alternative strategies and structured investments.Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Mr. Borelli worked eight years at Citibank, three of which were within the Sales and Trading Group reviewing Latin American, global commodities and foreign exchange business risk in New York and Miami, and five years as a Quantitative Analyst within Citibank Asset Management. Mr. Borelli holds a B.Sc. in Engineering and a dual master’s degree in Mathematics and Finance from the University of São Paulo. He also graduated from Columbia University with an M.B.A.

Alexander Bouzalis
Executive Director
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Alexander is a trader on the Global Fixed Income team. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2007 and has 22 years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm , Alexander worked as an FX trader at Bankers Trust and NatWest Bank. Previously, Alexander was the head of Equity and Listed Derivative Trading for Emporiki Invesment Bank. He received a B.S. in finance from Northeastern University and M.B.A. from Duke University.
Chris Bruner
Managing Director and Head of U.S. Credit Product
Tradeweb
Chris Bruner is a Managing Director and Head of U.S. Credit Product at Tradeweb Markets. He is focused on advancing the development of the firm’s product offering, and building the firm’s leading position in the global credit markets. Previously he worked in a senior credit trading role at JP Morgan Chase, and has extensive experience in credit markets, technology and electronic trading. Prior to that, he was a Managing Director at Citadel Securities heading the Algorithmic Credit Trading business. Earlier, he led the start-up and development of the Algorithmic and Systematic Trading Book at Lionhart USA and was instrumental in the development of electronic derivatives markets while serving as Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank. Bruner holds a B.S. from MIT.
Russell Budnick
Head of Taxable Fixed Income
JP Morgan WM
Russ Budnick serves as the US & EMEA Head of Credit Trading for Global Wealth Management at J.P. Morgan. In this role, he oversees a twenty-five person team responsible for fixed income strategy, trading and investment solutions within taxable fixed income products including Corporate Bonds, Emerging Markets and Securitized Products for high net-worth individuals. In addition to trading, strategy and single name idea generation, the team advises private clients on the implementation of fixed income investing strategies within the context of their overall investment portfolios. Mr. Budnick is a member of the Capital Markets Investment Group which formulates investment views and identifies tactical brokerage opportunities. Prior to joining Global Wealth Management in 2009, Russ worked at JPM Investment Bank on the Investment Grade Syndicate Desk focusing on structuring and distribution of new issue investment grade debt transactions. Russ began his career in 2005 within the fixed income department of Bear, Stearns & Co Inc on the corporate syndicate desk. Mr. Budnick received a bachelors degree from Middlebury College with a double major in Economics and Political Science. He currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children.
David Bullen
Director
Bullen Management
David Bullen runs his own independent advisory consultancy specialising in fixed income electronic trading and market structure change; driven both by regulatory reform and electronic efficiency. Prior to this, David ran Citigroup's Global Rates & Credit e-Commerce businesses for 17 years. David previously managed Citi's cross-asset class FICC e-Commerce businesses in Europe and was also heavily involved in the launch of the FIX protocol to the Equities market whilst at Salomon Brothers in the late-90's; he has a genuine cross-asset class appreciation of e-trading. More recently, David’s clients, on both buy-side and sell-side, span areas as diverse as regulatory-driven futurisation in OTC interest rate space, efficiency changes in fixed income primary markets, a technology network utility-driven initiative in European credit markets, a global investment management company’s e-strategy, advising a regional savings and investment bank on ecommerce and regulatory reform strategy. David also currently leads a trade association focused on European fixed income, cash and derivative, market regulations for the European non-equity MTFs. David is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment and was a Trustee of a £3.5bn+ pension scheme for 10 years.
Alex Bundy
Global Head of Trade Analytics
SSGA
Alvin Burgos
Independent Expert
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Head of US Fixed Income Sector Management Trading: New York Joined the Company in 2005 with 7 years of industry experience. Prior to his current role, Alvin was a Credit Portfolio Manager. Before joining, he served as a Corporate Bond Sector Manager at Brown Brothers Harriman. Previously, Alvin worked as a Fixed Income Research Associate at JPMorgan Chase, where he covered Financial Institutions and Industrials in Investment Grade and High Yield for short and long-term investment strategies BS in Business and MBA in Finance from Fordham University; CFA Charterholder
Ari Burstein
President
Capital Markets Strategies
Ari Burstein is President of Capital Markets Strategies. In his role, Mr. Burstein represents financial services firms, including investment advisers, hedge funds, private equity firms, broker-dealers, securities exchanges and trade associations before regulators and policymakers, in the U.S. and globally. Prior to starting Capital Markets Strategies, Mr. Burstein was Head of US Regulatory Affairs for Kreab, a leading global consulting firm. In that role, Mr. Burstein was responsible for advising financial services clients on global regulatory and policy developments impacting their businesses. Representative clients included asset managers, broker-dealers and financial services trade associations. Prior to joining Kreab, Mr. Burstein was Senior Counsel for capital markets issues for the Investment Company Institute and ICI Global, the global trade associations for the regulated fund industry. Mr. Burstein was responsible for issues impacting mutual funds, ETFs and investment advisers, particularly trading, market structure and brokerage related issues. Mr. Burstein joined the Investment Company Institute in 1998 and provided additional counsel to ICI Global since its inception in 2011. Mr. Burstein also was an attorney in the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management from 1997 to 1998 and the Division of Market Regulation from 1992 to 1997. Mr. Burstein has served on a number of industry advisory committees and is a regular speaker in the United States and globally at industry conferences and workshops on regulatory and legislative issues impacting financial services firms. Mr. Burstein graduated from The George Washington University National Law Center in Washington, D.C. in 1992. He received his undergraduate degree from Queens College in New York and also attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business.
Marc Chandler
Head of FX Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman
Marc’s global team spans three locations, with people in US, London and Tokyo to provide real asset managers with commentary, analysis and trade ideas in fixed income, equities and FX. Marc actively advises clients on key challenges with in fixed income, including low negative interest rates, the latter of which is unprecedented, and more volatile exchange rates, which makes hedging more expensive.
Ryan Chin
Portfolio Manager, Multi Asset US
Allianz Global Investors

Ryan Chin, CFA is a Portfolio Manager and a Vice President with Allianz Global Investors, which he joined in 2015. As a member of the Multi Asset US team, he focusses on the firm’s dynamic target date funds and multi-asset income products. He was previously the head fixed income derivatives trader in charge of US interest rate swaps at Scotia Capital (now Scotiabank) in New York. Mr. Chin has a B.B.A. in finance and accounting, first class honors from Simon Fraser University, British Columbia, Canada and a diploma in piano performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto.

Mustafa Chowdhury
MD, Head of Rates
Voya Investment Management
Philip Cichlar
Global Head of Fixed Income ETF Sales & Trading
Jane Street

Phil leads Fixed Income ETF Sales and Trading efforts at Jane Street.  He is an expert in electronic bond trading and market structure, acting as Jane Street’s primary point of contact for venues and electronic trading for the corporate bond market.

During his 9-year tenure at Jane Street, Phil has played an instrumental role in building out its bond trading desk, in addition to growing its institutional client-facing ETF business. 

Prior to Jane Street, Phil spent over 5 years as a trader and heading capital management at BlueMountain Capital. He also spent several years at both Deutsche Bank and BNP Paribas as a credit and rates middle office manager.

Phil holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Fordham Gabelli School of Business in New York.

 

Christopher A. Coccoluto
Head of Investment Grade Bond Trading
Manulife Asset Management

Christopher A. Coccoluto is Director, Head of Investment Grade Bond Trading at Manulife Asset Management. Previously, Chris was responsible for the trading of emerging market debt, while providing coverage for trading convertible and preferred debt. Prior to that, he was responsible for managing and trading the company's money market portfolios. Chris joined the company upon completion of an internal two-year development program, where he worked alongside the High Yield and Strategic Income Teams.

Ruben Costa-Santos
Head of FX
ITG
Ruben Costa-Santos is the head of FX at ITG, a leading independent broker and financial technology provider, where he oversees foreign exchange activity across the Analytics, Execution, and Workflow Technology divisions. Previously Ruben worked at Deutsche Bank, where among other roles he served as head of FX Client Platforms for the Americas, responsible for technology enabled FX solutions for institutional clients and for the cross border payments’ platform. Ruben has a Ph.D. in Mathematical Physics. Prior to working in Finance, he conducted research in discrete quantum gravity and statistical mechanics and taught at Utrecht University and at Stony Brook University.
Anthony Cucinotta
Head of Trading
Capital Advisors Group
Anthony Cucinotta is responsible for trade execution and strategy implementation at Capital Advisors Group, while also providing market information and investment strategy ideas to the Portfolio Management and Research departments. Anthony joined Capital Advisors Group in 2000 and serves on the Company’s Credit and Investment Committees. Anthony holds a B.A. degree in marketing with a minor in economics from Syracuse University and is a member of the Boston Securities Traders Association.
Robert Daly
Global Head of Fixed Income
Glenmede Investment Management
Art DeGaetano
Founder & Chief Investment Officer
Bramshill Investment

Mr. DeGaetano is the Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Bramshill Investments. Prior to founding Bramshill, in 2012, Mr. DeGaetano was a Senior Portfolio Manager at GLG Partners LP where he not only managed the predecessor to the Bramshill Income Performance Strategy, but also managed a levered US credit portfolio for the GLG Market Neutral Fund. Combined Mr. DeGaetano had approximately $375 million in assets under management for GLG Partners LP. Prior to joining GLG Partners in 2007, Mr. DeGaetano was a Managing Director and Head of US Credit Trading at RBS Greenwich Capital from 2005 through 2006. He traded and oversaw the credit trading desk, comprised of 14 traders across corporate bonds, credit default swaps and index products from investment grade to high yield averaging a $4 billion gross position. Prior to RBS Greenwich Capital, he traded credit for 12 years for Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. He was a Senior Managing Director and the Head Trader on the high yield trading desk from 2000 through 2004. He managed a group of 4 traders along with trading his own positions during this period overseeing a gross position of approximately $1billion. His expertise has been in high beta sectors such as telecom, financials, and special situations. Prior to trading high yield, he was a Managing Director on the investment grade trading desk at Bear Stearns from 1992 through 1999. Mr. DeGaetano has a B.A. from Colgate University.

Art is a member of the Columbus Citizens Foundation and actively supports student-athlete programs and scholarships through a family foundation

Amit Deshpande
Head of Fixed Income Quantitative Investments & Research
T.Rowe Price
Michel Dimitri
Global Head of Leverage Credit Trading
Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Michel joined Goldman Sachs Asset Management (“GSAM”) in January 2015 as a member of the high yield corporate credit team and became the director of leverage credit trading in 2016. Prior to joining, Michel was a Director at BNP Paribas where he focused on trading E&P, Oilfield Services, Pipelines and Mining.  Michel began his career at Bank of America working in debt capital markets.  He received a BA in Economics from Vanderbilt University and received his MBA from Columbia Business School.

Steven Divittorio
Managing Director, Head of US High Yield Trading
Barings Asset Management
Christian Dopp
Senior Vice President in Fixed Income Sales
Eurex

Christian Dopp is a Senior Vice President in Fixed Income Sales at Eurex.  He covers both traditional and alternative asset managers throughout the United States and Canada for Eurex’s trading and clearing businesses.  Additionally, he is responsible for the development of the exchange’s fixed income asset class within the Buy-Side community. Christian has over 20 years of experience in both OTC and exchanged-traded derivatives with particular expertise in the fixed income markets.  Before joining Eurex, he held roles in institutional rates sales at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan and worked as a proprietary trader.  Christian holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Economy from Tulane University and an MBA in finance from the University Of Chicago Booth School Of Business.

Robin Dreeke
Former FBI Special Agent, & Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioural Analysis Program
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Robin is a retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program and has taken his life's work of recruiting spies and broken the art of leadership and relationship building into Five Steps to TRUST. In this dynamic session learn from Robin’s 20 years experience in the FBI and find out everything you need to know to gain peoples trust. 

Scott Eaton
CEO
Algomi

Prior to joining Algomi, Scott was the COO of MarketAxess Europe and Trax. He was formerly Global Head of Emerging Markets Trading with UniCredit. Before that he held a variety of senior leadership roles within credit trading and structuring at ABN Amro, RBS, Deutsche Bank and UBS. Scott has a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University in Washington, DC and a BA in Economics from Colorado College.

Ugo Egbunike
Sr. Vice President, Credit Trading
Millennium Advisors

Ugo is a investment-grade credit trader with extensive experience in ETF research, capital markets, and electronic trading. Prior to Millennium, he worked at ETF.com in a variety of roles spanning  analytics, product development, and business strategy. Ugo started his career at Kellogg Capital Group as an ETF market maker on the NYSE Arca platform. 

Zack Ellison, CFA, CAIA
Director, US Public Fixed Income
Sun Life Investment Management

Zack Ellison is a Director in U.S. Public Fixed Income and a corporate credit trader at Sun Life Investment Management, whose teams manage over $100 billion in assets for the Sun Life Financial group of companies. Sun Life Investment Management designs and delivers investment solutions for liability-based institutional investors based on its long-standing experience in liability-driven investing and alternative, yield-driven asset classes. Prior to joining Sun Life Investment Management, Zack lived in New York and worked at Deutsche Bank as a sell-side trader focused on crossover credits, hybrid securities and preferred stock. He also worked at Scotia Capital as a corporate banker and leveraged loan analyst throughout the Global Credit Crisis.

Ben Emons
Head of Portfolio Management
Intellectus Partners
Experienced portfolio manager, strategist and published author with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Asset Management, Equities, Bonds, Investment Strategies, and Capital Markets. Strong finance professional with a MBA focused in Finance, General from University of Southern California - Marshall School of Business.
Susan Etes
CEO
OpenDoor
Leslie Falconio
Senior Fixed Income Strategist, Head of Tactical Fixed Income Allocation
UBS Wealth Management
Leslie Falconio is a senior investment professional within the Chief Investment Office of UBS Wealth Management and runs the tactical asset allocation within US fixed income. Ms. Falconio has more than 20-years in the industry, as a lead portfolio manager on the institutional and hedge fund side of the business including MetLife, Oppenheimerfunds, Soros, Graham Capital and Mizuho. Leslie has lead several successful management teams within rates, derivatives and credit, and was the lead portfolio manager on an Intermediate US fund specializing in rates, derivatives and credit which was recognized in the Wall Street Journal as a top performing fund. Leslie has been quoted in multiple media networks including the WSJ, Bloomberg, and Reuters. She has spent time on several non-for profit boards and is involved with various philanthropic organizations. Leslie holds an undergraduate degree in Finance and Computer Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Leslie earned her Master of Business degree in Finance and Corporate Accounting from the University of Rochester, William E. Simon Graduate School of Business.
Bryan Farrell
Head of Sales
Liquidity Edge

Bryan is Head of Sales for LiquidityEdge, a user defined U.S. Treasury trading platform and the first alternative model to break into the market in over a decade. He is responsible for managing the company’s sales strategy and implementation across all bond products. Bryan has been with LiquidityEdge since its inception in 2015 and through his leadership, the firm has grown from the ground up to become a market leader in directed streaming. He has spent his career working in the electronic exchange space, both in fixed Income and FX. Most recently he served as Vice President of E-Rates Sales for State Street. He graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in finance.

Chris Ferreri
Chief Operating Officer
Hartfield, Titus and Donnelly
Chris joined Hartfield, Titus and Donnelly following a three-decade career with ICAP, plc. He brings HTD a unique combination of a deep understanding of the Interdealer Broker space and the technological nuances of electronic trading. He has been a pioneer in electronic brokerage with experience in business development, product positioning, systems design, development and deployment. The trading model that he helped to design remains the predominant trading platform for the interdealer fixed income market across the globe. In addition to the senior executive positions at ICAP, he serves on Advisory Boards for the Stevens Institute of Technology School of Systems and Enterprises and their Financial Systems Center. He was a founding member and three-term Chairman of the Wholesale Markets Brokers Association, Americas, as well as a long-time mentor with the Columbia University Executive Masters in Information Technology program.
Steve Gallagher
US Chief Economist & Head of Research
AMER, Societe Generale

Mr. Gallagher is US Chief Economist and Head of Research for Societe Generale in the Americas.  In the US, SG research coverage includes: Economics, Rates Strategy, FX, Commodities, US Credit, and US Equity Research. Stephen oversees teams in each of these research areas and coordinates consistent views from the different disciplines.  The primary focus is on a global macro view and on the energy sector specifically.  Our commodity research team and equity sector focus on oil and gas production provides extensive depth into the energy industry.  Stephen has been with SG since 1995 and his forecasts for the US economy have been recognized by Bloomberg and the National Association of Business Economics (NABE).  The recognition was based on Fed forecasts, US GDP growth and interest rate forecasts.  Mr. Gallagher served as President of the Forecasters Club of New York and also as President of the New York Association of Business Economics.  Before joining SG, Mr Gallagher was Money Market Economist Kidder Peabody and Co. Inc. Stephen Gallagher studied at Columbia University, receiving an MA and M. Phil. in economics.   Areas of academic focus included Macro Economics, Mathematical Economics and Econometrics.    Mr. Gallagher earned his undergraduate degree at University of Michigan.  

Christopher Gunster
Managing Director, Global Head of Fixed Income Portfolio Management
U.S. Trust

Chris is Head of CIO Fixed Income Portfolio Management for Bank of America Global Wealth & Investment Management and has been with the team since its inception. He has over 30 years of investment experience with a majority of his experience in fixed income asset management. His background includes experiences as a director of a fixed income for a hedge fund, partner and founder of a boutique asset management firm, fixed income director for a large institutional bank owned asset management firm, analyst for online bank, and other senior management and research roles. 

As Head of Fixed Income Portfolio Management, Chris’s team is responsible for portfolio strategy and implementation across the all bond strategies, which includes duration and curve strategy, sector allocation, and security selection. The team works closely with traders, credit analysts and others 

members of the CIO Fixed Income Team to construct portfolios and to communicate to the firm’s overall fixed income strategy both internally and externally. He is a member of the CIO Investment Strategy Committee as well as other responsibilities with in the firm. He has been frequently quoted in Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and other media outlets. Additionally he has been a speaker at numerous forums and conferences on fixed income strategy, portfolio construction and fixed income markets. 

Chris has a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from Kenyon College and a Master of Business Administration from Babson College Graduate School of Business. 


Vidya Guruju
Product Manager, CFA
Charles River Development
Vidya is responsible for managing and enhancing Charles River’s Fixed Income Order Management functionality, and prioritizes the product enhancement roadmap by tracking industry events and gathering feedback from clients. Prior to joining Charles River, Vidya was Director of Product Management at SunGard and Director of Professional Services at Cortera. Vidya has an MBA with concentration in finance from Babson College and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science. Vidya is a CFA charter holder.
Rick Harper
Head of Fixed Income and Currency
Wisdomtree Asset Management
Jennifer Hartviksen
CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global High Yield Head of Canada Fixed Income
Invesco

Jennifer Hartviksen is a senior portfolio manager for Global High Yield and the Head of Invesco Fixed Income in Canada. She was appointed to her global role in 2016, building on her experience leading the fixed-income efforts for the Canada-based investments team. Ms. Hartviksen began her investment career in 1992 at Cassels Blaikie Investment Management Ltd., where she worked as a portfolio manager assistant. Following that, she was a research assistant at Research Capital Corp. and an analyst, corporate finance, at Midland Walwyn Inc. In 1996, she relocated to Brazil, where she worked at JP Morgan Chase & Co. as senior analyst, investment banking, and at ING Barings LLC as a vice president, corporate debt research. In 2000, Ms. Hartviksen moved to the U.S., joining Los Angeles-based SunAmerica Investments, Inc. as a vice president, high-yield investments. She then spent eight years working at Pasadena-based Western Asset Management Co. as a senior high-yield analyst. In 2009, she returned to Toronto, joining the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as a senior portfolio manager specializing in corporate debt on a market-neutral strategy. Most recently,Ms. Hartviksen worked at Fiera Quantum L.P. as a senior portfolio manager, managing along short credit strategy. She joined Invesco in 2013. Ms. Hartviksen earned a BA in Economics from the University of Toronto, and she is a CFA charterholder.

Alastair Hawker
Head of North American Sales
Quantitative Brokers
Alastair is Head of North American Sales at Quantitative Brokers. Previously in his career, he was at Goldman Sachs overseeing futures electronic trading, with additional experience spanning equity derivatives, equities electronic execution and clearing, in both London and New York. Alastair has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Birmingham, U.K.
Greg Heller
Director of Global Fixed Income Trading
MFS

Gregory C. Heller, CFA, is an investment officer and director of Global Fixed Income Trading at MFS Investment Management® (MFS®). He is based in Boston. He is a member of the MFS Global Fixed Income Management Team and serves on the firm's Investment Management Committee.
Greg joined MFS in 2002 as a municipal fixed income trader. He was named an associate director of fixed income trading in 2006 and assumed his current responsibilities in 2007. He began his career in the financial services industry in 1991 at Eaton Vance, where he held several investment and trading positions over an 11 year period. Greg earned a bachelor's degree from George Washington University and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Mike Huff
Director of Portfolio Management and Asset Allocation
TIAA CREF
Billy Hult
President
Tradeweb

Billy Hult is President of Tradeweb. Hult is a key figure in online markets, and has a proven record of innovation and business leadership. In his roles at Tradeweb, he has been responsible for originating and growing many of Tradeweb's global markets, including its highly successful TBA-Mortgage platform. In 2007, he was instrumental in working with the dealers and Thomson Reuters to create a historic partnership to grow online trading. In 2008, Hult took responsibility for Tradeweb's inter-dealer business, following the acquisition of Hilliard Farber (now known as Dealerweb Inc.), a boutique brokerage. He was also named one of Institutional Investor News' Rising Stars for his pioneering work in the online markets. In February 2009, Hult was responsible for launching Tradeweb's first inter-dealer electronic trading platform. Prior to joining Tradeweb, Hult held a variety of trading positions at Société Générale. Hult serves on the board of Tradeweb and is a graduate of Denison University. He also serves on the board of directors for Boys Hope Girls Hope New York.

Carl James
Global Head of Fixed Income Trading
Pictet Asset Management

Carl James is an influential buy-side dealer with 30 years’ experience in global multi-asset execution. He has operated successfully at various Global Asset management companies, including in Global Head of Dealing roles. He has overseen the management of more than £1 trillion of assets. Most recently, Carl has taken over as the Head of Fixed Income Trading at Pictet Asset Management. Carl’s experience stands out for its breadth – embracing every aspect of execution, and for its depth – including advising on regulation, risk, process and developing and implementing groundbreaking technology. Highly respected by both buy and sell-side, his opinions are sought by people at the highest level. He demonstrates the kind of vision and incisive, strategic thinking that have seen him inform change and progression for organisations and for the industry as a whole.

Paul Kaplan
Head of Global Credit, TRS, and Price Transparency
Bloomberg L.P.

Paul Kaplan joined Bloomberg L.P. in 2015 and is the Head of Global Credit, TRS, and Price Transparency. In this position, he is responsible for the overall strategy and product development of Global Credit, TRS, and Price Discovery within Bloomberg’s Electronic Trading Solutions (ETS) group. Mr. Kaplan has also served as a Business and Operations Manager for Bloomberg SEF LLC since 2015.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Mr. Kaplan was a Director at Deutsche Bank (4/2008 - 10/2015) and an Executive Director at J.P. Morgan (11/1998 - 4/2008). His responsibilities at these firms included managing the US Corporate IG Front-end Trading Desk, trading US corporate IG front-end debt, developing algorithmic trading for US cash corporate bonds and CDS indices, managing the USD Spread Product Trading Desk (Government-Sponsored Enterprises (GSEs), USD Sovereign, Supranational and Agencies (SSA), FDIC guaranteed bonds, and USD non-US guaranteed bonds), trading all instruments covered on the USD Spread Product Trading Desk, running syndication for all GSE products, trading USD Repo specials, and starting USD Repo trading in Tokyo and London. Mr. Kaplan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business.

Amit Kaushik
Head of Quantitative Research and Portfolio Manager
SciFeCap

Amit Kaushik is the Head of Quantitative Research and Portfolio Manager at Blockseed Investments, New York. His fund invests in digital assets and cryptocurrencies using quantitative and systematic strategies. 

Amit is an investment professional with over twelve years of Wall Street Sell Side and Buy Side experience. He is a successful quantitative researcher with extensive experience in modelling and development of Interest Rate Structured Products, Commodities Exotics, and Cross Currency Correlation Options. His experience includes quantitative strategist/researcher/analyst roles with the structured products trading desk at the Bank of America, commodities and rates exotics derivatives at the Barclays, and commodities and FX at the Millennium Management.

Amit received an MS focused on quantitative research in Business from the Penn State and an MS and BS in Engineering from IIT Bombay. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst and the Certificate in Quantitative Finance designations.


Lynnette Kelly
President and Chief Executive Officer
MSRB

Lynnette Kelly is President and Executive Director of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB) where she leads the self-regulatory organization whose mission is to protect investors, state and local government issuers and other municipal entities, and the public interest by promoting a fair and efficient municipal securities market. In addition to her management responsibilities, Ms. Kelly provides strategic counsel to the MSRB Board of Directors, and develops long-range initiatives in support of the MSRB’s mission.

Thomas V. Kennedy
Executive Director, Global Head of Fixed Income Strategy
J.P Morgan Private Bank
Paul Kim
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager
Principal Global Investors
David Krein
Global Head of Research
MarketAxess

David Krein joined MarketAxess as Head of Research at MarketAxess in August 2014. Mr. Krein is responsible for spearheading the firm’s market research and analysis for the institutional credit markets. MarketAxess Research leverages the firm’s extensive real-time and historical fixed-income trade data, as well as market data from FINRA TRACE and Trax®, to develop market insights that help inform trading and execution strategy. Mr. Krein joined MarketAxess from NASDAQ OMX Global Indexes where he was Head of Research. In this capacity, he led the research and development of index methodologies across asset classes, which were used as benchmarks for active and passive investment funds globally. Prior to this, he held a senior position in product development and analytics at S&P Dow Jones Indices. He also founded DTB Capital to develop trading and investment products for derivatives exchanges and the OTC marketplace within equity, commodity and multi-asset class portfolios. Before establishing DTB Capital, Mr. Krein spent more than 10 years in various trading, structuring and technology positions at leading investment banks, including UBS and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Krein has been an active member of the professional investment management and wealth management communities. He has spoken at key industry conferences, and has authored several articles for specialized publications including The Journal of Indexes, The Journal of Wealth Management and the Investment Management Consultant Association’s The Monitor. He is also a member of the Review Board for The Journal of Indexes. Mr. Krein earned an MBA with Honors from The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering with Distinction from Cornell University.

Olya Kushnir
Project Manager
Rialto Trading Technology
Shari Noonan is Rialto Trading’s CEO and has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Rialto Trading delivers electronic trading solutions to participants in the corporate bond market and is expanding their ATS into digital securities. Shari has extensive experience in building and scaling operations and products with Deutsche Bank, Goldman, and Instinet and was directly involved in the electronification of the Equities market. She worked to develop many of the initial products in equities electronic trading, including dark pools and ATS’s, advanced algorithms, and electronic negotiations.  She received a BS in Accounting from Marquette University and MBA from Columbia University and holds Series 3,7,24,55,63 registrations.   
Joe Lieber
Director of Research and Political Analys
Washington Analysis
Jennifer Litwin
Senior Vice President, Head of Relationship Management
Greenwich Associates
Jennifer Litwin is responsible for spearheading the Firm’s relationship management and marketing initiatives with key decision-makers at select priority buy-side institutions and is a frequent speaker at industry and investor conferences. Prior to joining the firm in 2007, Jennifer was a senior sales-trader on the Synthetic GIC desk at UBS Investment Bank. She began her career as an Associate in the Operations Group at AIG Financial Products Corp. Jennifer is a recipient of Traders Magazine Wall Street Women, A Celebration of Excellence 2012 - Crystal Ladder Award and was elected to the National Organization of Investment Professionals (NOIP) in 2016.

Jennifer is also a professional opera singer and earned her Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees at Oberlin College Conservatory of Music and Yale University School of Music, respectively.
Howard Lutnick
CEO
Cantor Fitzgerald

Howard W. Lutnick is Chairman & CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., one of the world’s leading financial services firms, and Chairman & CEO of BGC Partners Inc., a leading global brokerage company primarily servicing the wholesale financial and real estate markets. More details about his role at BGC Partners can be read here. Mr. Lutnick guided the rebuilding of Cantor Fitzgerald following the devastating September 11, 2001, World Trade Center attacks that claimed the lives of 658 of the firm’s 960 New York-based employees. Since then, Cantor has provided over $180 million to help the families of the firm’s employees who were lost on that day.  Cantor and its affiliates now have more than 4,000 employees in New York and over 10,000 globally. Since 9/11, Mr. Lutnick has been recognized as a symbol of resilience and his story has been widely covered by top financial publications.  Mr. Lutnick was named the Financial Times Person of the Year in 2001; additional media highlights include stories published by The New York Times: “From Devastation to Determination at Cantor Fitzgerald,” on September 10, 2002, and “The Survivor Who Saw the Future for Cantor Fitzgerald,” on September 3, 2011. Most recently, Mr. Lutnick’s story was highlighted in the History Channel documentary, “15 Septembers Later.” Mr. Lutnick graduated from Haverford College in 1983 with a degree in economics and joined Cantor Fitzgerald the same year. Mr. Lutnick served on the Haverford College Board of Managers for 21 years, including as vice-chair and chair. He has also served on the boards of the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research, the Intrepid Museum Foundation and the National September 11 Memorial Museum. Mr. Lutnick received the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest honor granted by the Navy to non-military personnel. He also was the recipient of the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award at Haverford. Mr. Lutnick and his wife Allison have four children.

Erin Lyons
Co-Head US Investment Grade Credit and US Credit Strategist
CreditSights

In her role as US Credit Strategist, Erin directs CreditSights' Investment Grade sector allocation research and publishes on a wide range of market and macroeconomic themes. Prior to joining CreditSights she was a Director and single-name strategist at Citi and a portfolio manager at Brigadier Capital Management. In addition, she covered the high yield technology sector at both JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank. Erin holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Brian Mandirola
Executive Vice President, Head of Trading
Hartford Investment
Lynn Martin
President and COO
ICE Data Services
Lee Ferridge
Senior Managing Director, Head of Multi-Asset Strategy, The Americas
State Street Global Markets
Lee Ferridge is a senior managing director and the North American head of Multi-Asset Strategy for State Street Global Markets. Mr. Ferridge and his team formulate foreign exchange, fixed income and equity market views for State Street’s range of clients using unique proprietary flow indicators. Originally from the UK, he is now based permanently in Boston. Lee joined State Street in February 2008 and in addition to more than 15 years of experience as a macro strategist, he has also worked as a proprietary trader. Lee has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics and business economics and in 2008 completed a master’s degree in quantitative finance. He is a frequent commentator in the financial press — both written and TV — and has written articles for numerous industry publications. State Street has been ranked first for Flow research for nine consecutive years by Euromoney magazine and in 2017 Lee and his team were voted first for macro strategy in North America.
Anne Mathias
Head of Global Macro, Interest Rates, and Foreign Currency
Vanguard

Anne N. Mathias is a senior strategist in the Vanguard Fixed Income Group, with a focus on global macro, interest rates, and foreign currency.  She is responsible for analyzing interest rates, currency valuations, economic developments, and political risks and making longer-term strategic investments in sovereign bonds and related securities across Vanguard’s active fixed income funds. Before joining Vanguard in 2017, Ms. Mathias was the senior macro strategist for Guggenheim Partners Investment Management in Los Angeles, working alongside the firm’s Chief Investment Officer. She also spent an earlier part of her career on the sell side as a corporate tax policy analyst and leader of U.S.-based research teams for MF Global, Charles Schwab, and others. In these roles, she led the Washington Research Group team which provided political, economic, and industry research for investors and was consistently ranked among the top three in the Institutional Investor "All-America Research Team" poll. Ms. Mathias was a private equity investor with the Global Environment Fund and spent five years with Deloitte & Touche as a senior consultant specializing in emerging market privatization and enterprise restructuring. Ms. Mathias earned a B.A. from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in international affairs from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. She is a CFA® charterholder and a member of the CFA Society of Los Angeles and the CFA Institute.

Brandon Matsui
Portfolio Manager
DWS
Matt McFarland
Head of Futures
Cboe Global Markets
Kevin McPartland
Head of Market Structure Research
Greenwich Associates

Kevin McPartland is the head of the Greenwich Associates Market Structure and Technology practice. He has 15 years of capital markets industry experience with deep regulatory and technology expertise in fixed income, FX, and equity markets. Kevin has presented at a wide range of industry conferences and is quoted regularly in the financial media including The Economist, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, Financial Times, and numerous other industry publications. He has also provided live and taped commentary for CNBC, National Public Radio, Bloomberg TV and Reuters TV.

Rick McVey
Chairman and CEO
MarketAxess
Richard M. McVey has been Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of our Board of Directors since our inception. As an employee of J.P. Morgan & Co., one of our founding broker-dealers, Mr. McVey was instrumental in the founding of MarketAxess in April 2000. Prior to founding MarketAxess, Mr. McVey was Managing Director and Head of North America Fixed-Income Sales at J.P. Morgan, where he managed the institutional distribution of fixed-income securities to investors. Mr. McVey led MarketAxess through the Company’s IPO in 2004, and since that time, MarketAxess has been one of the fastest growing financial technology companies in the U.S. public markets, with industry leading total shareholder returns. Mr. McVey was named the Ernst & Young National Entrepreneur of the Year for financial services in 2012, and he has been named to the Institutional Investor Tech 40 list 15 times. Mr. McVey is a member of the SEC’s Fixed Income Market Structure Advisory Committee, for which he chairs the Technology and Electronic Trading Sub-Committee. Mr. McVey serves on the Board of Directors of Miami (Ohio) University Foundation, as well as the Board of Trustees of Colby College. He previously served on the board of directors of Blue Mountain Credit Alternatives L.P., an asset management fund focused on the credit markets and equity derivatives markets. Mr. McVey received a B.A. in Finance from Miami (Ohio) University and an M.B.A. from Indiana University.
Dwayne Middleton
Executive Director, Head of US Fixed Income Trading
Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Dwayne is Head of US Fixed Income Tradingin Long Only Asset Management. He joined Morgan Stanley in 2009 and has 21years of investment experience. Prior to joining the firm, Dwayne spent nineyears with JPMorgan Asset Management as a senior portfolio manager. Mostrecently, he was head of Investment Grade Credit Strategy leading portfolioconstruction, sector allocation, trading and credit research. Previously,Dwayne served as portfolio manager with Criterion Investment Managementspecializing in the corporate bond sector. Dwayne received a B.A. in economicsfrom the University of Maryland and an M.B.A from Northeastern University. Heholds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation and is a member of the NewYork Society of Securities Analysts.

Ivan Mijov
Head of Buy-side Fixed Income EMS
AxeTrading
Andrew Mogavero
Managing Director, Head of US Credit Trading
Barclays
Andrew Mogavero is a Managing Director and Head of US Credit Trading at Barclays, based in New York. In this role, he is responsible for Credit Trading in the Americas. Andrew joined Barclays in September 2008. Prior to that, he was at Lehman Brothers from 1999 to 2008. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Public Policy from Duke University.
Colm Murtagh
Managing Director and Head of U.S. Institutional Rates
Tradeweb
Colm Murtagh is a Managing Director and head of U.S. Institutional Rates at Tradeweb overseeing market development, strategic planning and product management for the business. Previously, he held various roles at BlackRock, where he spent 18 years, most recently serving as Head of U.S. Rates Trading. Before that, he was Portfolio Manager focused on Treasuries, Agency MBS, Swaps, Futures and Agencies. He was also a member of the firm’s Investment Strategy Group helping to shape the firm’s approach to trading interest rate products and agency mortgages. Earlier he held various roles in operations, analytics and administration at BlackRock before joining the Portfolio Management team in 2001. He holds a B.Comm. from University College Dublin.
Mike Nappi
Vice President, Investment Grade Corporate Bond Trading
Eaton Vance
Michael is responsible for all investment grade corporate bonds, preferred stock, and hybrid securities trading across all sectors, with a focus on maturities three years and beyond. He has experience in electronic trading, operations, pricing, and order management systems. Michael is involved in the corporate bond strategy for managed accounts, playing a role in planning and execution, while also providing market information to the portfolio management teams. He also trades for a variety of closed-end and other mutual funds. Michael has spoken at numerous events pertaining to market structure and trading protocols, and has been with the Eaton Vance since 2000.
Michael Noto
Fixed Income Ecommerce- Markets Strategic Investments
Barclays
Michael O'Brien
Head of Global Trading
Eaton Vance
Liakos Papapoulos
Senior Investment Manager Treasury
MN Asset Management
David Parker
Head of Sales
MTS Markets
Andrew Parra
Head of Investment Grade Corporate Trading
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Sonali Pier
Executive Vide President
PIMCO

Ms. Pier is an executive vice president and portfolio manager in the Newport Beach office, focusing on high yield and multi-sector credit opportunities. She contributes to the Diversified Income, Global Credit Opportunities and High Yield Funds, and she has served as a rotating member on the firm's Investment Committee and Americas Portfolio Committee. Prior to joining PIMCO in 2013, she was a senior credit trader at J.P. Morgan, trading cash, recovery and credit default swaps across various sectors. She has 16 years of investment experience and holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University.

Sam Priyadarshi
Head of Fixed Income Derivatives
Vanguard
Samis a senior investment professional with in-depth experience in derivatives,risk management, structured transactions and alternative investments. Deepknowledge of fixed income and derivatives markets and several years ofexperience leading teams responsible for trading, researching strategies, andgenerating alpha. Highly proficient in hedging with rates, credit, equity andFX derivatives. Skilled in developing derivatives strategies and quantitativeanalysis involving futures, swaps, swaptions, CDS, equity options, andstructured notes. Extensive technical skills and experience in creating tradingand risk management platforms. Expertise in fixed income portfolio analytics,CDO and structured credit analytics, asset-liability management, portfoliooptimization, and alternative investments research. Strong knowledge ofinsurance GAAP, SAP, RBC and RSAT. Deep relationships with investment banks,insurance companies, asset managers, law firms, hedge funds, and accountingfirms.
Sam Priyadarshi
Head of Fixed Income Derivatives
Vanguard
Samis a senior investment professional with in-depth experience in derivatives,risk management, structured transactions and alternative investments. Deepknowledge of fixed income and derivatives markets and several years ofexperience leading teams responsible for trading, researching strategies, andgenerating alpha. Highly proficient in hedging with rates, credit, equity andFX derivatives. Skilled in developing derivatives strategies and quantitativeanalysis involving futures, swaps, swaptions, CDS, equity options, andstructured notes. Extensive technical skills and experience in creating tradingand risk management platforms. Expertise in fixed income portfolio analytics,CDO and structured credit analytics, asset-liability management, portfoliooptimization, and alternative investments research. Strong knowledge ofinsurance GAAP, SAP, RBC and RSAT. Deep relationships with investment banks,insurance companies, asset managers, law firms, hedge funds, and accountingfirms.
Subadra Rajappa
Head of US Rates Strategy
Societe Generale

Subadra Rajappa joined Societe Generale in October 2014 as Head of US Rates Strategy. In her current role she is responsible for publishing thematic research on US rates markets and highlighting relevant trading opportunities. She is a frequent speaker at internal and industry conferences where she presents her broader market views to the firm’s clients. She currently represents SG at the alternative reference rate committee (ARRC) and is actively involved in discussions with industry groups around transitioning to the new reference rate.

Kevin Rauseo
Head of Credit Trading
AQR Capital Management

Kevin Rauseo is a vice president and Credit Trading team lead within AQR’s Global Trading group. In this role, he is responsible for trading, trade strategy implementation, and execution optimization focused on Credit trading globally. He is a member of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association’s Credit Steering Committee. He was a speaker at ISDA’s 2016 Fundamentals of Derivatives Conference, a panelist at Bloomberg’s 2015 Fixed Income Forum and the 2016 FIA/SIFMA Asset Management Derivatives Forum. Prior to AQR, he was a G-10 FX options and ETF trader for Citigroup. Rauseo earned a B.B.A. in finance from the University of Notre Dame.

Neal Rayner
Head of US Fixed Income Trading
Janus Henderson Investors
Neal Rayner is Head of U.S. Fixed Income Trading at Janus Henderson Investors, a position he has held since 2017 when he joined Janus. Mr. Rayner joined Janus from Aberdeen Asset Management where he was Head of Fixed Income Trading – U.S. since 2009 and also served concurrently as a high yield investment manager and trader from 2005. Prior to Aberdeen, Neal was an investment grade trader and portfolio manager at Deutsche Asset Management from 2000 to 2005 and a portfolio analyst from 1998 to 2000
Mark Rodrigues
Partner
Illuminate Financial
Christina Ronac
Head, Emerging Markets Credit Research
HSBC Asset Management
Tracy Rucker-Wilson
Head of U.S
Vanguard’s Fixed Income Derivatives
Tracy Rucker-Wilson works on Vanguard’s Fixed Income Derivatives trading and portfolio risk management team. Since joining Vanguard in 2001, Ms. Rucker-Wilson has held various roles within the organization’s Investment Management, Retail, and Corporate divisions. Most recently, she was head of U.S. investment risk management which oversees risk and performance analysis for active and passive stock funds, bond funds, money market funds, and stable value funds. Before joining Vanguard, Ms. Rucker-Wilson worked in quality and productivity for JPMorgan Chase and was a Six Sigma master black belt. She has more than 20 years of project management and leadership experience, including over 15 years in financial services. Ms. Rucker-Wilson is a graduate of the University of Virginia, where she earned a B.S. in aerospace engineering. She earned her master of engineering degree in mechanical engineering from Villanova University and her Six Sigma black belt certification from the Six Sigma Academy. Ms. Rucker-Wilson is a Financial Risk Manager, certified by the Global Association of Risk Professionals.
George Runsak
Head of Global Fixed Income
Wells Fargo Wealth Management
David Saab
Managing Director
JP Morgan Private Bank

He is the global head of fixed income and absolute return funds This is including 40act and UCITS vehicles. Prior to joining J.P. Morgan in 2011, he was working as a Portfolio Manager at Banque Privee Edmond de Rothschild. He headed their Fixed Income and Absolute Return fund research as well as their broader multi-manager team, developing expertise in High Yield, Leveraged Loans and Emerging Markets debt David was a member of the investment committee at BPERE and had built tailored asset allocation solutions for high net worth clients. He started his career at J.P. Morgan where he worked on the Masterswap desk. David holds a master’s degree in Finance from Audencia Nantes Business School and has attended the MBA program of Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA

Ritirupa Samanta
Managing Director, Global Head of Systematic Fixed Income & Senior Portfolio Manager
FICC State Street Global Advisors
Riti Samanta is a managing director and part of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) at State Street Global Advisors. She is responsible for the development of smart beta fixed income, currency, and active rates investment strategies for SSGA. Previously, she headed the Asset Allocation and Currency research teams developing investible strategies in these areas using quantitative models for return forecasting, risk measurement, and portfolio construction. She is part of the Fixed Income, Cash and Currency (FICC) SLT and a member of the Technical Committee that evaluates all quantitative research in the firm. She is a senior portfolio manager in FICC. Before joining SSGA, Riti was a senior research associate at State Street Associates using institutional flows, holdings and market returns to forecast investor behavior in equity and currency markets. She has published research on Extreme Value Theory, studying the effect of incorporating non-normalities and time-sensitive correlation structures in various aspects of quantitative modeling. Her research has been published in the Journal of Performance Measurement and presented at the Society for Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics. Riti holds a PhD in international finance and economics from Brandeis University, a MS in finance from Brandeis, and a BA in economics (minor in mathematics) from Reed College, where she held the Walter Mintz scholarship in economics.
Lee Sanders
Head of Execution FX and UK & Asia Fixed Income Trading
AXA Investment Management
Lee is responsible for foreign exchange execution globally and also oversees fixed income trading in the UK and Asia. In 1991 Lee joined Sun Life Investment Management (which became part of AXA IM) as a member of the US equities team, moving into the fixed income team in 1994 as an analyst and from 1996 as an investment manager. In 2002, he moved to Trading & Securities Financing (TSF) to help establish fixed income, foreign exchange and money market dealing. In 2006, all pan-European FX trading was incorporated into TSF. Lee also worked with the business to develop electronic systems and oversee transaction cost analysis activities. In 2010, TSF created a desk to handle our global MM business and in 2012 Lee was given responsibility for fixed income execution in the UK and Asia. Lee is Chair of the Investment Association’s FX Working Group and a member of their Fixed Income Trading Stream. He is also a member of the Bank of England’s FX Joint Standing Committee on FX and a member of the Quorum15 Board. Lee left school after A-levels and worked in the equities markets for a number of years before joining Sun Life Investment Management in 1991.
Peruvemba Satish
Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Global Analytics
American Century Investments
Richard Schiffman
Head of Open Trading
MarketAxess

Richard Schiffman is the Head of Open Trading. In this role, Mr. Schiffman is responsible for managing the development and implementation of the Open Trading, the firm’s all-to-all credit trading network. He joined MarketAxess from BlackRock Financial Management where he was a Managing Director and CEO of BlackRock Capital Markets from August 2010 to August 2013, leading the Aladdin Trading Network (ATN) Open Trading initiative. Previously Mr. Schiffman was with MarketAxess for ten years, having joined the firm, at its inception in April 2000. Over that period he held several key roles including Head of New Business Development, Head of Information Services, Investment Grade Trading Product Manager and Chief Technology Officer. Prior to joining MarketAxess, Richard was Vice President and Manager of Fixed Income Research Technology at J.P. Morgan, where he was employed in a variety of positions from March 1992 to April 2000.

Richard holds a BA in Economics from Rutgers University and an MBA in Finance and Information Systems from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Liz Scholz
Managing Director
Office of Strategic Initiatives FHFA
Alex Sedgwick
Industry Expert
T. Rowe Price

Alex Sedgwick is a market structure analyst in Fixed Income Trading at T. Rowe Price. Mr. Sedgwick is responsible for performing custom research and analysis pertaining to market structure, liquidity, and trade cost/execution analysis across the various fixed income sectors. He is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. Mr. Sedgwick has 14 years of investment experience, one of which has been at T. Rowe Price. Prior to joining the firm in 2014, he spent eight years at MarketAxess Corp. in New York, where he was most recently head of research.

Jarred Sherman
Managing Director, Fixed Income Portfolio Manager
JP Morgan Asset Management

Jarred A. Sherman, managing director, is a portfolio manager for the Absolute Return and Opportunistic Fixed Income Team at J.P. Morgan Asset Management. Prior to taking on this role, Jarred was a lead portfolio manager responsible for the strategy development and management of the enhanced cash and short duration portfolios within the U.S Fixed Income Group. An employee since 1999, Jarred has also served as an investment analyst within the Short Term Fixed Income Product Group. Jarred holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Columbia University. He is also a CFA charterholder.

Meredith Shifman
Head of Trading Governance
Morgan Stanley Investment Management

Ms. Shifman heads Trading Governance for Morgan Stanley Investment Management, responsible for best execution across all asset classes, transaction cost analysis, and counterparty oversight.  She joined Morgan Stanley as a Risk Officer in 2015 focused on counterparty and cross-asset investment risk.  Previously she worked at JPMorgan Asset Management and prior to that she spent six and a half years at Third Avenue Management where she was responsible for performance attribution and risk analytics.  She began her career as a Venture Capital analyst at a Baltimore-based healthcare and technology fund.  Ms. Shifman received a B.A. in Mathematics from Johns Hopkins University.

Nicole Shumpert
Head of BrokerTec Direct
NEX
Nicole joined NEX Markets last year to lead the expansion of the BrokerTec Direct platform in the Americas. She now heads up BrokerTec Direct globally. Prior to NEX, Nicole spent over 10 years at Tradeweb, overseeing the U.S. Treasury business, as Product Manager and lastly as Head of Market Development and Strategy. That tenure, along with previous trading roles on the buy side using platforms such as Tradeweb and Bloomberg for execution, have provided Nicole with over 15 years of experience in Fixed Income electronic trading.
Mila Skulkina
Associate Portfolio Manager
Lord Abbett

Mila Skulkina is an Associate Portfolio Manager at Lord Abbett, focusing on Emerging Market strategies. She serves on the firm’s ESG (environmental, social and governance) portfolio management integration team. Prior to joining Lord Abbett in 2013, Ms. Skulkina was a Research Analyst at Sanders Capital working across long-only, long/short, and multi-asset portfolios. Previously, she was a Strategy Consultant at Bain & Company and an Investment Banking Analyst at Merrill Lynch. She has 16 years of investment experience and holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. She received her undergraduate degree in business economics from UCLA, graduating summa cum laude. 

Brian Smedley
Head of Macroeconomic and Investment Research
Guggenheim Partners

Mr. Smedley joined Guggenheim Investments in 2015 as Head of Macroeconomic and Investment Research, reporting to the firm’s Global CIO. He leads a team of economists and investment strategists who help to formulate the firm’s macro and asset allocation views and communicate them to internal and external audiences. Their publications have been ranked among the industry’s most-read and most-shared. Previously, Mr. Smedley was Head of U.S. Short Rates Research at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this role, he covered Treasuries, interest rate derivatives and money markets, as well as Fed policy and financial regulation. He was ranked 2nd in the Short Duration Category of the Institutional Investor Fixed Income Research Survey. Mr. Smedley joined BAML in 2010 from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he worked in the Markets Group covering FX, commodities and buy side relationship management. He began his career at the New York Fed in 2006 as an economist in the Emerging Markets and International Affairs Group. Mr. Smedley earned bachelor’s degrees in Economics and Finance from Utah State University, where he graduated summa cum laude with honors in Economics. He earned a master’s degree in International Development Studies from The George Washington University. As a graduate student, he worked at the U.S. Treasury Department and the White House Council of Economic Advisers.

Henley Smith
Senior Vice President
Vanderbilt Asset Management

Henley serves as Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager, and is responsible for direct interface with the firm’s Institutional, Municipal and HNW clients who participate in StoneCastle’s (SCCM) liquid investment strategies.  Prior to joining StoneCastle, he spent the majority of his career as Chief Investment Officer for Gabelli Fixed Income LLC beginning at that firm’s inception in 1987.  He also served as CIO for Commonwealth Asset Management, which was established as a “next-gen” consortium of the Gabelli Family Office.

 A frequent contributor to Bloomberg TV, radio and print media and a speaker at various industry seminars, Henley leads the firm’s efforts to manage and communicate overall market and sector strategy directly with SCCM’s existing client base.  He has been an advocate for conservative investors and savers throughout his career.

He began his career with Bankers Trust Company, and also worked at Manufacturers Hanover Investment Corp., managing ERISA, Taft-Harley and various other taxable fixed income portfolios and short-duration strategies.

He was graduated from St. Lawrence University with a BS in Economics.  

Brian Smith
Director, Office of Capital Markets
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Mike Sobel
President
Trumid
Mike is the President of Trumid. He has 15 years of experience in the credit market. Mike is one of the original members of Trumid’s team, serving as a member of Management and the Client Team since the company’s founding. Prior to joining Trumid, Mike traded high yield bonds and CDS at Lehman Brothers and then Barclays. At Barclays he was a Managing Director and head of high yield bond trading. Mike has a B.A. from Harvard College.
Nick Steinbach
Co-Head of Fixed Income Trading
AQR
James Switzer
Global Head of Credit Trading
Alliance Bernstein
James Switzer joined AB in 2011 as Global Head of Credit Trading, overseeing both investment-grade and high-yield credit trading. Previously, he was a managing director at Société Générale, where he managed the Financial Institutions Credit Trading Desk, and at BNP Paribas, where he managed the Investment Grade Trading Desk from 2000 to 2002. Switzer also formerly served as a sector portfolio manager/trader at UBS Principal Finance (from 2002 to 2005) and at Sigma Capital (from 2005 to 2008). Earlier in his career, he worked at Paine Webber and Co.; Kidder, Peabody & Co.; and Alex. Brown & Sons. Switzer holds a BA in biology from Colgate University. Location: New York
James Switzer
Head of Credit Trading
Alliance Bernstein

James Switzer joined AllianceBernstein in 2011 as global Head of Credit Trading, overseeing both investment-grade and high-yield credit trading. Previously, he was a managing director at Société Générale, where he managed the Financial Institutions Credit Trading Desk, and at BNP Paribas, where he managed the Investment Grade Trading Desk from 2000 to 2002. Switzer also formerly served as a sector portfolio manager/trader at UBS Principal Finance (from 2002 to 2005) and at Sigma Capital (from 2005 to 2008). Earlier in his career, he worked at Paine Webber and Co.; Kidder, Peabody & Co.; and Alex. Brown & Sons. Switzer holds a BA in biology from Colgate University.

Glenn Taitz
Head of Fixed Income Trading
Invesco
Glenn Taitz is the Global Head of Fixed Income Trading and is responsible for Invesco’s fixed income trading desks in the U.S., U.K. and Hong Kong. Mr. Taitz has over 30 years of experience in trading, structuring and sales of global fixed income products. Mr. Taitz recently joined Invesco from RBC Capital Markets after working 10 years at UBS and 8 years at Merrill Lynch. Mr. Taitz has extensive experience in trading and structuring fixed income derivative products. Mr. Taitz received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colgate University and holds Series 3, 7 and 63 licenses.
Robert Tipp
Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist
PGIM

Robert Tipp, CFA, is a Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist, and Head of Global Bonds for PGIM Fixed Income. In addition to co-managing the Global Aggregate Plus strategy, Mr. Tipp is responsible for global rates positioning for Core Plus, Absolute Return, and other portfolios. Mr. Tipp has worked at the Firm since 1991, where he has held a variety of senior investment manager and strategist roles. Prior to joining the Firm, he was a Director in the Portfolio Strategies Group at the First Boston Corporation, where he developed, marketed, and implemented strategic portfolio products for money managers. Before that, Mr. Tipp was a Senior Staff Analyst at the Allstate Research & Planning Center, and managed fixed income and equity derivative strategies at Wells Fargo Investment Advisors. He received a BS in Business Administration and an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. Mr. Tipp holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Named Morningstar’s 2017 Fixed Income Manager of The Year for Prudential Total Return Bond Fund. 

Steve Toland
Founder
TransFICC

Steve is Founder of TransFICC an eTrading technology company offering solutions to Banks and Asset Managers who trade in the Fixed Income and Derivatives Markets. TransFICC’s “One API for eTrading” addresses issues of market data throughput, fragmentation and proving best execution. Steve has over 25 years experience working in the global capital markets. In a previous role he was Head of LMAX Interbank, where he met his technology colleagues. He has also led global sales for MarketFactory, and held the positions of Head of FX Sales for EMEA and America at ICAP, and Head of Sales for Americas at Thomson Reuters.

Philipp Torress
Co-Head of emerging Markets
Aegon
Dan Veiner
Global Head of Fixed Income
Blackrock

Mr. Veiner's service with the firm dates back to 2003, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. Prior to his current role, he was Head of EMEA Fixed Income Trading based in London. Prior to entering fixed income trading, he was a senior derivatives trader and managed the Americas team responsible for executing trades for the Multi-Asset Strategies and Scientific Active Equity groups. Before joining BGI, he was an options market maker trading on the Pacific Stock Exchange floor backed by Group One Trading L.P.

James Wallin
Senior Vice President, Fixed Income
Alliance Bernstein

James Wallin is a Senior Vice President in AllianceBernstein’s Fixed Income group. Prior to joining AllianceBernstein, Wallin was at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, Evergreen Asset Management Corp. as Senior Counsel and Yamaichi Capital Management Inc., where he served as General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer. Prior to working at Morgan Stanley, Wallin also worked in the legal department of The Dreyfus Corporation and with the law firm of Cole and Dietz. He also had been with Alliance Capital previously, from 1982 to 1986. He is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales.

Herb Werth
Managing Director
IPREO
Rich Winter
Senior Managing Director Global Head of Strategy & Sales
FENICS USTreasuries

Mr. Winter joined FENICS USTreasuries in 2015 to build and lead it's re-entry into the electronic US Treasury space. Prior to joining Fenics UST, Rich was most recently the Global Head of Hedge Fund Sales and Client Development at the CME Group where he oversaw significant Buyside growth in their use of futures and cleared swap services. He also spearheaded internationalization at the exchange, significantly growing their client-facing presence in London, Hong Kong and Singapore. During his tenure at the CME, the exchange significantly grew it's percentage of electronically executed contracts as he focused on technology and the evolving demand for robust connectivity across platforms and technologically savvy market participants. During his 28-year career in Finance, Rich has also held management and front office positions at Merrill Lynch, D. E. Shaw & Co., and KBC Financial Products. Mr. Winter is based in NY and received his degree from Dartmouth College.

Marc Wyatt
Global Head of Trading
T. Rowe Price
Marc Wyatt is a vice president of T. Rowe Price Group, Inc., and is head of Global Trading. He has responsibility for trading desks in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. These teams execute transactions across multiple asset classes, including equity, fixed income, foreign exchange, and derivatives. In addition, Marc oversees the Investment Operations, Portfolio Modeling, Market Structure, and Electronic Trading Groups, as well as Brokerage and Trading Services. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, Marc was the director of the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations, where he oversaw examinations of investment advisors, investment companies, broker-dealers, and other financial companies. Prior to his tenure at the SEC, he was a principal and senior portfolio manager in the London office of Stark Investments, a multi-strategy hedge fund where his responsibilities included oversight of trading and risk management. Marc earned a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Delaware and an M.B.A. from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business. He also has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Apurv Jain
Visiting Researcher
Harvard Business School
Elaine Stokes
Portfolio Manager
Loomis, Sayles & Company

Elaine has has 31 years of investment industry experience and has a co-portfolio manager for the firm’s flagship Loomis Sayles Bond Fund, which won the 2009 Morningstar Fund Manager of the Year award in the fixed income category. She is also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Prior to becoming a portfolio manager in 2000, she had experience working in high yield, global and emerging markets. Elaine has served as a senior fixed income trader and portfolio specialist. Elaine is co-head and founder of the Loomis Sayles Women at Work Network and is on the executive board for the Strong Women, Strong Girls nonprofit organization.

Charles Curry
Head of Fixed Income and Co-CIO
FIS Group

As Co-CIO of Fixed Income, Charles leads all aspects of Piedmont’s fixed income research activities and serves as Co-Portfolio Manager for Piedmont’s Yield Advantage products. He also oversaw the Bank Advisory Services team which performed preferred stock and warrant valuation services for the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP).  Charles is an equity partner of the firm and a member of the Executive Committee. Having joined Piedmont in 2001, Charles is considered an honorary founder of Piedmont. He previously served as lead portfolio manager at Hughes Capital Management with responsibility for over ~$800 million in fixed income assets (as of 12/31/00).

Charles received his AB in Political Science from Duke University and his MBA in Finance from Clark-Atlanta University. Charles serves as President of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Association of Securities Professionals (NASP).  He also serves on the North Carolina Central University School of Business Board of Visitors.

Scott M. Lopez CFA
Senior Managing Director, Partner, and Director of Global Trading
Wellington Management

As director of Global Trading, Scott oversees Wellington Management’s Global Trading effort from execution through settlement. He and his team of more than 135 investment professionals focus on enhancing the investment process globally across all asset classes and investment styles. Additionally, Scott co-chairs the Error Resolution Council and is a member of the Counterparty Review Group, Trading Policy Review Group, and Compensation Committee II. He is also a member of the Wellington Management Hong Kong and Singapore boards of directors.

Prior to joining the firm in 1997, Scott worked at Fidelity Investments (1996), Investors Bank & Trust Company (1993 – 1996), and The Boston Company (1992).

Scott received his BS in business administration, cum laude, from North Adams State College (1992) and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.

Anne P Colucci
CFA Managing Director and Business Manager
Global Fixed Income Trading

As business manager for the Global Fixed Income Trading department, Anne plays a critical role in ensuring that the desk has the infrastructure and supervisory framework to execute on behalf of our clients. Her specific areas of focus include performance metrics; risk management; fiduciary, regulatory, and supervisory oversight; globalization; infrastructure; and internal/external communication of department objectives. Anne is charged with continuously assessing existing practices within Fixed Income Trading as well as strengthening, documenting, and implementing procedures and controls.

Anne joined Wellington Management in August 1998 as a client administrator and transferred to the Fixed Income Trade Coordination Group in 2003. She worked as a senior trade coordinator and assistant manager in Trade Coordination before being promoted to the role of manager in May 2007. She held the role of senior manager until March 2016. Prior to joining Wellington Management, Anne worked at Investors Bank & Trust in their fund accounting department (1996 – 1998).

Anne received her MSF from Bentley College (1996) and her BA in economics and psychology from Tufts University (1994). She also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

Ingrid Jacobs
Chief Diversity Officer
Eaton Vance Management

 Ingrid Jacobs is a vice president of Eaton Vance Management and chief diversity officer. She is responsible for leading efforts to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce and to foster more inclusive work environments across the firm’s subsidiaries and affiliates. She joined Eaton Vance in 2018. Ingrid has a wealth of experience designing and implementing diversity and inclusion strategies at global corporations. Before joining Eaton Vance, she was head of corporate diversity and inclusion at Raytheon Corporation. Previously, she was global head of diversity and inclusion at Whirlpool Corporation and was associated with Fifth Third Bank, General Electric and Bank of America. Ingrid earned a B.S. in agricultural business from The Ohio State University and a master's degree in human resources development from Xavier University.


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