June 18 - 20, 2019
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Global Head of Fixed Income
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.
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, 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.
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.
Morgan Stanley Investment Management
Managing Director and Head of U.S. Credit Product
Head of Taxable Fixed Income
JP Morgan WM
Capital Markets Strategies
Head of FX Strategy
Brown Brothers Harriman
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.
Global Head of Fixed Income ETF Sales & Trading
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.
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.
Head of FX
Head of Trading
Capital Advisors Group
Founder & Chief Investment Officer
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.
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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.
Senior Vice President in Fixed Income Sales
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.
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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.
Sr. Vice President, Credit Trading
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.
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.
Head of Portfolio Management
Senior Fixed Income Strategist, Head of Tactical Fixed Income Allocation
UBS Wealth Management
Head of Sales
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Hartfield, Titus and Donnelly
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.
Managing Director, Global Head of Fixed Income Portfolio Management
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.
Product Manager, CFA
Charles River Development
CFA, Senior Portfolio Manager, Global High Yield Head of Canada Fixed Income
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.
Head of North American Sales
Director of Global Fixed Income Trading
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.
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.
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.
Head of Global Credit, TRS, and Price Transparency
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.
Head of Quantitative Research and Portfolio Manager
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.
President and Chief Executive Officer
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.
Global Head of Research
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.
Rialto Trading Technology
Senior Vice President, Head of Relationship Management
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 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.
Co-Head US Investment Grade Credit and US Credit Strategist
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.
Senior Managing Director, Head of Multi-Asset Strategy, The Americas
State Street Global Markets
Head of Global Macro, Interest Rates, and Foreign Currency
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.
Head of Market Structure Research
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.
Chairman and CEO
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.
Managing Director, Head of US Credit Trading
Managing Director and Head of U.S. Institutional Rates
Vice President, Investment Grade Corporate Bond Trading
Executive Vide President
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.
Head of US Rates Strategy
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.
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.
Head of US Fixed Income Trading
Janus Henderson Investors
Head of U.S
Vanguard’s Fixed Income Derivatives
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
Managing Director, Global Head of Systematic Fixed Income & Senior Portfolio Manager
FICC State Street Global Advisors
Head of Execution FX and UK & Asia Fixed Income Trading
AXA Investment Management
Senior Vice President & Portfolio Manager, Global Analytics
American Century Investments
Head of Open Trading
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.
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.
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.
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.
Head of BrokerTec Direct
Associate Portfolio Manager
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.
Head of Macroeconomic and Investment Research
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.
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.
Global Head of Credit Trading
Head of Credit Trading
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.
Head of Fixed Income Trading
Managing Director, Chief Investment Strategist
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 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.
Global Head of Fixed Income
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.
Senior Vice President, Fixed Income
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.
Senior Managing Director Global Head of Strategy & Sales
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.
Global Head of Trading
T. Rowe Price
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.
Head of Fixed Income and Co-CIO
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.
Senior Managing Director, Partner, and Director of Global Trading
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.
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.
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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