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Managing Director, Public Securities Group
Brookfield Asset Management
Larry Antonatos is a Managing Director and Portfolio Manager on the Real Asset Solutions team for Brookfield’s Public Securities Group. In this role, he oversees the portfolio construction process, including execution of asset allocation.
Mr. Antonatos joined Brookfield in 2011 as Product Manager for the firm’s equity investment strategies. Prior to joining Brookfield, Mr. Antonatos was a portfolio manager for a U.S. REIT strategy for 10 years. He also has investment experience with direct property, CMBS, and mortgage loans.
Mr. Antonatos earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University.
Chief Executive Officer
Joe is a founding member of Arrow Investment Advisors, LLC, the advisor to Arrow Funds. His responsibilities include investment strategy, business development and marketing.
Joe’s experience of more than 20 years includes six years at Rydex Investments, where he was positioned at the helm of Rydex research, educating financial intermediaries on how to use Rydex Funds. He created fundamental and technical research tools and developed momentum models with Rydex sector funds. As Director of Product Development, he was responsible for researching new strategic opportunities, as well as creating high-quality investment products and services. He also initiated the research to create and launch the firm’s first buy-and-hold mutual fund, the Rydex Sector Rotation Fund. Prior to Rydex, Joe spent 12 years at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. As a financial analyst, he assisted economists and analyzed monetary aggregate data. As a senior financial examiner, he advised Fed officers and board officials on financial, operational and managerial enhancements.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The George Washington University, where he majored in finance and minored in accounting.
Global Head of Real Estate Research
With 20 years’ experience in property research, Alice is Head of the Global Real Estate Research team. She manages a team of several analysts who are devoted to researching the direct property market in Europe, the US and Asia.
Alice works alongside Austin Mitchell, Global Head of Business Development, jointly running the Research & Development (R&D) function, which ensures our research is applied and remains at the forefront of product development. The R&D team identifies global, structural trends and finds appropriate opportunities for real estate investors.
Alice is a member of the Property Investment Committee and the Global Product Committee, ensuring the research feeds into every stage of the investment process and product development. She is also a member of the Investment Property Forum, the Society of Property Researchers, INREV and the International Council of Shopping Centres.
Alice has a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from the University of Southampton.
Head of Energy Commodities Research
Michael Cohen is a Director and Head of Commodities Research at Barclays. Based in New York, Mr. Cohen is responsible for the firm’s global research covering upstream, midstream, and downstream energy market developments. He is the lead author of Barclays’ flagship oil market monthly publication, The Blue Drum, and he also advises top management of Barclays’ broad-reaching client base on global energy market developments.
Prior to joining Barclays Capital in August 2013, Mr. Cohen spent two years as a senior member of the Oil Industries and Markets Division at the International Energy Agency (IEA), where he was a principal author of the industry benchmark Oil Market Report and Medium Term Oil Market Report. Mr. Cohen also worked for seven years with the US Department of Energy as an economist with the Energy Information Administration and with the Office of Policy and International Affairs. He also has experience as a trading desk analyst for AEP and as an electricity market design consultant.
Mr. Cohen received an MA in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies, and a dual degree in Business Economics and Political Science from The Ohio State University. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is a guest lecturer on energy and geopolitics at the US National Intelligence Council, Stanford, Georgetown, and Johns Hopkins University.
Tom Dempsey, brings 19 years of financial services experience to his role.
Focusing on advisor-sold distribution within Individual and Group Markets, Tom leads distribution in the southeast for Transamerica’s three core solutions sold through financial intermediaries: retirement plans, mutual funds, and variable annuities. These strategies help customers save, invest, protect, and create retirement income for the financial security and independence they deserve.
Tom earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University and began his financial services career in 1998. He joined Transamerica in 2008 as division sales manager and was promoted to national sales manager of mutual funds in 2013.
The son of a Marine colonel, Tom grew up with an acute understanding that hard work, discipline, and a passion for excellence leads to success personally and professionally. Tom is a former scholarship athlete and professional soccer player who believes in giving back to his community.
Nasdaq Dorsey Wright
Tom Dorsey co-founded Dorsey, Wright & Associates, a Nasdaq Company, in January 1987. Mr. Dorsey has over 40 years of experience in the financial services business, having started as a stock broker with Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith in 1974. He is the author of nine books whose subject matter ranges from the Point & Figure methodology to motivational topics, and is regularly quoted in the financial media. Mr. Dorsey is an award winning speaker, having taught the Point & Figure method of investing, around the globe. Additionally, he has been recognized for his business acumen with various awards including the Citizens Community Award from Governor Charles Robb, Runner-up Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award 1999, Runner-up Best Small Business of Richmond, VA 2000, and Alumni of the Year 2000, Virginia Commonwealth University as well as Star Alumni Virginia Commonwealth University 2015. He was also recently recognized as a Market Technicians Association “Living Legend.”
Mr. Dorsey’s personal interests have also led to recognition as he is a Former AAU World Record Holder in Power Lifting (50 – 55 age group) and the American Record Holder in Power Lifting (50 - 55 age group); All State Records in age group. He has completed the Adventurers “Rickshaw Run” from north to south India and is an FAA licensed Hot Air Balloon Pilot.
Managing Director, U.S. Options
Greg Ferrari is a Managing Director for Nasdaq’s Global Trading & Market Services. Greg joined the company in April 2011 after spending three years at the International Securities Exchange in a business development function, and prior to that he spent five years at Bank of America Securities as a Vice President in a host of product development roles involving electronic trading and client management.
Greg graduated from the University of Florida in 1998 with a B.S. in Management Information Systems. Upon graduating from school, Greg moved to New York and joined the fixed income analyst rotational program at Credit Suisse First Boston and then spent two years at Lehman Brothers as an associate on their e-commerce IT team.
Chairman & Editor-in-Chief
The Forbes brand today reaches more than 117 million people worldwide with its business message each month through its magazines and 38 licensed local editions around the globe, Forbes.com, TV, conferences, research, social and mobile platforms. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include conferences, education, financial services and brand licensing.
Mr. Forbes writes editorials for Forbes under the heading of “Fact and Comment.” A widely respected economic prognosticator, he is the only writer to have won the highly prestigious Crystal Owl Award four times. The prize was formerly given by U.S. Steel Corporation to the financial journalist whose economic forecasts for the coming year proved most accurate.
Head of Commodities Structuring, Director
Eugene Gaysinskiy is a Director in the Cross Asset Structuring team at Barclays, based in New York. He is responsible for the development of commodity quantitative investment strategies, across the beta, smart beta and risk premium categories. As part of this role, Eugene works closely with clients to identify and create investments that are tailored to their portfolio. Eugene joined Barclays in 2008.
Eugene holds a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems with an additional major in Statistics from Carnegie Mellon University
Head of Research and Development
Nasdaq Global Information Services
Dave Gedeon is Head of Research and Development, Nasdaq Global Indexes. Gedeon is responsible for the index product management, development and research of Nasdaq Global Indexes, a leading global index provider that calculates more than 40,000 indexes spanning all major asset classes and geographies.
Under Gedeon’s direction, Nasdaq has launched thousands of indexes resulting in both innovative benchmarks and index-tracking products. Notable launches include the Nasdaq US All Market Family, the Nasdaq Multi-Asset Family, the Nasdaq Commodity Index Family. Gedeon was also instrumental in leading the expansion of the Nasdaq Dividend Achievers™ brand.
Gedeon holds a B.A. in economics from Denison University.
Levin Capital Strategies
Sam Hendel is a portfolio manager and securities analyst for Levin Capital Strategies, L.P.
Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Hendel was a senior analyst for event driven strategies at Satellite Asset Management (2006-2009). Prior to Satellite Asset Management, Mr. Hendel was an analyst/associate director at UBS and worked in both the portfolio trading and proprietary trading groups (2003-2006).
Mr. Hendel earned a BA from Yale University.
Senior Portfolio Manager
Nasdaq Dorsey Wright
John Lewis is a Senior Portfolio Manager with Nasdaq Dorsey Wright. In this role, Mr. Lewis is responsible for the investment strategies used in various different indices and models.
Since joining the firm in 2002, Mr. Lewis has developed strategies for the firm’s Systematic Relative Strength series of separate accounts, the Technical Leaders Index methodology, global asset allocation strategies, and multiple series of UITs. His work is technically driven and focuses on relative strength and momentum as the main factors in the investment process.
One of the foremost experts on relative strength investing, Mr. Lewis has authored several original research papers on the subject. He is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT) and a member of the Market Technician’s Association and the American Association of Professional Technical Analysts.
Mr. Lewis earned an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Southern California and a B.A. from the University of San Diego.
He began his career in the investment industry in 1994. He is married and has two children.
Head of ETN Product Development and Capital Markets, Director Cross Asset Structuring, Americas
Rishi Rajan is a Director and Head of ETN Product Development and Capital Markets within the Cross Asset Solutions Structuring team at Barclays. Based in New York, Mr. Rajan joined Barclays in 2009. He leads the listed product origination efforts for the cross asset solutions business in the Americas. In this role, Mr. Rajan works closely with all sales teams to create tailored listed products for clients. He also oversees the capital markets function and market maker relationships for the iPath® and ETN+ ETNs. Prior to Barclays, Mr. Rajan spent 6 years as a technology consultant at Sapient Corporation. Based in Houston TX, he worked with several large energy producers and utilities to design and implement market risk management solutions. Mr. Rajan holds an M.B.A in Energy Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay.
Founder & CEO
In 2016, Will Rhind challenged himself to find a way to do things differently. As a 16-year veteran of the ETF industry with experience working at, building and running, well-established successful ETF businesses, he made a keen observation: investing just isn’t as exciting as it once was.
Will asked himself is how do you bring back that excitement? As an experienced entrepreneur, he decided to answer that question by launching his own ETF company - GraniteShares was born.
Will’s focus on disrupting the financial industry has taken GraniteShares from an idea to a successful start-up garnering the attention of Bain Capital and other well-known ETF investors who support his passion to create products that will change the way people see investing.
International Investor and Author
Jim Rogers, a native of Demopolis, Alabama, is an author, financial commentator, adventurer, and successful international investor. He has been frequently featured in Time, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Barron’s, Forbes, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Business Times, The Straits Times and many media outlets worldwide. He has also appeared as a regular commentator and columnist in various media and has been a professor at Columbia University.
After attending Yale and Oxford University, Rogers co-founded the Quantum Fund, a global-investment partnership. During the next 10 years, the portfolio gained 4200%, while the S&P rose less than 50%. Rogers then decided to retire – at age 37. Continuing to manage his own portfolio, Rogers kept busy serving as a full professor of finance at the Columbia University Graduate School of Business, and, in 1989 and 1990, as the moderator of WCBS's 'The Dreyfus Roundtable' and FNN's 'The Profit Motive with Jim Rogers'.
Chief Investment Officer
Transamerica Asset Management
Tom Wald, CFA, joined Transamerica in early 2014 as Transamerica Asset Management’s Chief Investment Officer. As CIO, Tom is responsible for overseeing the Investment and Mutual Fund Product Development functions and sub-advisor selection process. He will also actively publicize Transamerica’s investment thought leadership and products to advisors, clients and the media.
Tom has more than 25 years of investment experience and has managed large mutual funds and sub advised separate account portfolios. Tom comes to Transamerica from Curian Capital, the investment management subsidiary of Jackson National Life, where he worked as a Client Portfolio Manager focusing on enhanced risk adjusted strategies incorporating multiple asset classes and alternative investments. Prior to that, Tom served as a senior portfolio manager for Invesco Funds Group and Munder Capital where he managed some of those firm’s largest mutual funds totaling several billion in assets. Tom holds a BA in Political Science from Tulane University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Aegon Asset Management
Brian Westhoff, CFA, is the head of multi-sector portfolio management and is a portfolio manager for core plus, core aggregate, short duration, stable income, government/corporate fixed income strategies and emerging market strategies portfolios. Brian is a member of the Senior Management Group. Prior to his current role, Brian worked as an equity research intern with Credit Suisse Asset Management in London, a fixed income investment analyst at St. Paul Companies, and an Argentine oil-and-gas equity research intern with Merrill Lynch in Argentina. He has 21 years of industry experience and has been with the firm and its affiliates since 2003. Brian received his BS in business administration from Drake University and his MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. He is a CFA® charterholder.
CEO & Chief Investment Officer
Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC
Mark W. Yusko is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment adviser formed in July 2004 to provide investment management services based on the University Endowment Model of investing to wealthy families, individuals and institutional investors. Morgan Creek currently has $1.6 billion in assets under advisement in non-discretionary accounts and discretionary funds.
Prior to forming Morgan Creek, Mark served as the Chief Investment Officer for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) from 1998 to 2004. Mark, and his team, founded the UNC Management Company (UNCMC) in July of 2002 to provide comprehensive investment advisory services to the University including strategic and tactical asset allocation, investment manager selection, manager performance evaluation, spending policy management and performance reporting. The Management Company was also responsible for providing Cash Management and Planned Giving Management services as well as aiding in the commercialization of University technology and real estate development projects. UNCMC also provided outsourced investment management services to select schools within the UNC System. Total assets under management were $1.5 billion, $1.2 billion of Endowment and $300 million of University working capital.
Vice President & Managing Editor
Matthew Schifrin is vice president and managing editor at Forbes Media, LLC and Forbes newsletters. He oversees money, investing, markets and personal finance content in Forbes magazine and on Forbes.com, including its Intelligent Investing video show and Financial Advisor Network. Mr. Schifrin also manages Forbes Newsletter Group and Forbes iConferences, and was the founding editor of Forbes Best of the Web. As an investigative reporter, his articles have been featured on the cover of Forbes magazine dozens of times. Mr. Schifrin has won a Society of American Business Editors and Writers, “Best In Business” award and has been a finalist for an American Society of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award. He is a frequent speaker at investor conferences and has appeared numerous times on radio and television. Mr. Schifrin's is also author of The Warren Buffetts Next Door: The World's Greatest Investors You've Never Heard Of and What You Can Learn From Them, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2011.
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