Peter Abric, Head of US Securities Lending, New York, RBC Capital Markets LLC
Peter Abric is the head of US Securities Lending for RBC Capital Markets, where he joined as a Managing Director in its Central Funding Group in June of 2018. In his role, Peter is responsible for overseeing the day to day Equity Financing operation that supports the various trading units within RBC Capital Markets and RBC Bank in the US. This includes day to day flow, secured funding, balance sheet management, business development and technology enhancements. Prior to joining RBC, Peter spent 2 years with Broadridge Financial, where he was a Vice President in their Global Technology Services group, with a focus on sales and business development for their suite of Securities Finance and Collateral Management technology product offerings. Across his 30+ years of industry experience, Peter has also held senior leadership roles at Wells Fargo, Nomura Securities (Canada), Royal Trust and CIBC World Markets. Peter holds a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm) degree from Dalhousie University.
Justin Aldridge, Head of Agency Lending, Fidelity
Justin Aldridge is a senior vice president and head of agency lending at Fidelity Capital Markets (FCM), the institutional trading arm of Fidelity Investments, providing trading products and services to a wide array of clients, including buy-side institutions, hedge funds, and Fidelity’s retail, correspondent, and advisor businesses. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals. In this role, Mr. Aldridge is responsible for the development and ongoing management and commercialization of the business line. Fidelity Agency Lending was launched in 2019 to take its affiliated lending program in-house and capitalize on Fidelity’s market positioning and financing expertise. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Aldridge served as the head of supply for the Global Securities Finance trading group within Fidelity’s Prime Brokerage unit. His responsibilities included creating the supply side trading desk and managing the pricing and trading strategy for clients’ long and short activity. Mr. Aldridge was also responsible for a high touch client service model, servicing some of the firms most sophisticated prime brokerage clients. He was instrumental in the development and distribution of PB Optimize, a cloud-based global securities finance and treasury optimization platform for asset managers. Prior to joining Fidelity in 2005, Mr. Aldridge worked in the Securities Finance division of State Street in its Operations and U.S. equity trading groups. He has been in the financial industry since 2001. Mr. Aldridge earned his bachelor of science degree in finance from Central Connecticut State University. He also holds the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Series 7, 24, and 63 licenses.
Judson Baker, Senior Vice President, Securities Finance and Collateral Services Product Manager, Northern Trust
Judson Baker joined Northern Trust in 2006 and is a Senior Vice President and Product Manager at the Northern Trust Company based in Chicago. He is responsible for coordinating and developing Northern Trust’s solutions within the Capital Markets group. This includes innovation and development, global expansion, and overall strategy for securities finance and collateral services. He started his career in finance at Bank One and later was an equity derivative trader within the firm’s Capital Markets area. After Bank One, he helped develop and eventually managed a Product Control unit at Citadel Investment Group.
Chris Benish, Portfolio Manager, Asset and Risk Allocation Group, State of Wisconsin Investment Board
Chris Benish is a Portfolio Manager in the Asset and Risk Allocation group at the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB). He oversees synthetic replication, equity index management and leverage implementation for the $120B state pension fund. He also focuses on issues related to securities finance, collateral optimization and liquidity management. Chris also serves as a founding Board member of the Global Peer Financing Association (GPFA).
Chris Blas, Prime Finance Sales – Americas, Natixis
With over 15 years’ experience in the Securities Industry, Chris Blas is responsible for sourcing and managing relationships within our Global Securities Financing team out of New York. In addition to his role as lead marketer for Delta One in the Americas, he is tasked with driving client engagement across the firm and identifying cross product sales opportunities. Prior to joining Natixis, he was a Director of Equity Financing Sales at UBS responsible for covering Hedge Funds, Asset Managers and Levered ETF providers. Previous industry experience includes roles at BAML within Short Rate Sales, Relationship Management and COO. Chris graduated from Boston College with a B.S. in Finance and Human Resources.
Yuri Brightly, Senior Vice President, Fidelity Agency Lending®, Fidelity Investments
Yuri Brightly is a senior vice president at Fidelity Agency Lending, the institutional trading arm of Fidelity Investments, providing trading products and services to a wide array of clients, including buy-side institutions, hedge funds, and Fidelity’s retail, correspondent, and advisor businesses. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals. In this role, Mr. Brightly is responsible for the overall securities finance product development and ongoing management of the platform. Mr. Brightly’s 20+ years of securities finance experience spans across both the Agency Lending and Prime Brokerage space, including 13 years with Fidelity. In 2018 Mr. Brightly was tasked with the overseeing the product development for Fidelity Agency Lending. Prior to joining Fidelity, Mr. Brightly held various securities finance roles on the agency lending side of the business at State Street and PNC Bank. At PNC he held the role of head of Securities Lending Product Development. Mr. Brightly earned a bachelor of arts in economics and philosophy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He also holds Series SIE, 7, 24, and 63 FINRA Securities licenses.
Heather Burns, Senior Vice President, Securities Finance Sales, Jefferies
Heather Burns serves as a Senior Vice President at Jefferies in Securities Finance Sales. She leads the Community Outreach Working Council for JVETS and is on the Steering Committee for JNOBLE. Prior to her time at Jefferies, she was an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley working in Securities Finance and Electronic Trading. Before joining the Wall Street ranks, she served as a Captain in the U.S. Army in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter pilot. Ms. Burns received her B.S. in Administration of Justice from Penn State University and an MBA from The University of Notre Dame. She currently serves on the board of Community Impact at Columbia University. Ms. Burns is an avid triathlete and marathoner. She resides in central Pennsylvania with her family.
Michael Cardieri, Executive Director, Head of America Equities Trading Agency Securities Finance, J.P. Morgan
Michael Cardieri, Jr., CFA has been in the financial industry for over 30 years and with JPMorgan since 1998 through the Chase acquisition of the Morgan Stanley Trust Company. Michael started in Agency Securities Finance on the Investment desk before transferring to the Americas Equities Trading desk in 1999 where he was responsible for managing the U.S. equity specials book. In January 2020, Michael was promoted to Head of the Americas Equities Trading desk responsible for lending in the U.S., Canadian and Brazilian markets. Prior to JPMorgan, Michael spent 6 years at Morgan Stanley with experience in the securities lending, money market and foreign exchange businesses. Michael has a Master of Business Administration in Finance and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from St. John’s University and is a Chartered Financial Analyst since 2000.
Christel Carroll, Vice President, Co-Head of U.S. Relationship Management, Goldman Sachs Agency Lending
Christel is Co-head of Client Service and Relationship Management at Goldman Sachs Agency Lending (GSAL). Christel joined GSAL in 2003 as a Client Service Analyst through the Northeastern University internship program. In 2008, Christel assumed responsibility for the US Client Services team. Christel has played a critical role in developing GSAL’s industry leading client service model, performance analytics, and highly flexible reporting platform. As Co-head of the US Client Services team, Christel is responsible for client implementation and program oversight as well as numerous tactical and strategic facing initiatives. Christel is a member of the Risk Management Association Securities Lending Executive Council and co-head of the Boston Women’s Network within Goldman Sachs. Christel received a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from Northeastern University, D’Amore-McKim School of Business.
Matt Cohen, Chief Executive Officer, Provable Markets
Matt Cohen is CEO of Provable Markets a New York broker-dealer and operator of the ATS, Aurora. Matt joined the Provable Group following a 14-year Wall Street career during which he was senior institutional trader and portfolio manager on both the buy and sell-side, working at several Wall Street firms, including Merrill Lynch, Jefferies, and Nomura. Matt’s responsibilities ranged from sales, senior equities trader, options market maker, to senior risk and desk manager. His areas of expertise are in the funding and financing markets, structured financing, listed and OTC options, and various arbitrage strategies. Throughout his career, Matt has always taken a keen interest in market structure, seeking to understand the pipes and plumbing that support the global markets, and looking for innovative ways to implement work flows to increase efficiency and productivity. This ambition provides the foundation for Provable Markets’ drive to create more efficient, secure, and fair market practices. Matt holds a B.S. in Finance from Villanova University.
Amy Dunn, Executive Director, Agency Securities Finance, J.P. Morgan
Amy Dunn is the head of the Americas Relationship Management team for the Agency Securities Finance business. In this role, she is responsible for driving the Client Experience agenda, partnering with clients to define their securities lending strategy and optimize program performance. Prior to joining, Amy headed up Deutsche Bank’s Agency Securities Lending Client Service team in the Americas. Amy has worked for over 16 years in the Securities Finance industry. Preceding Deutsche Bank, Amy spent 5 years at Allianz Global Investors in a client service / business development role. Amy received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics & Business from Lafayette College.
Josh Galper, Managing Principal, Finadium
Josh Galper is the lead for Finadium’s research and consulting practice with an expertise in institutional investments, treasury and financing. Josh has conducted numerous consulting assignments for banks, asset holders, CCPs and technology companies, and is the author of over 60 industry reports as part of the Finadium research subscription. He also writes for Finadium’s online and hard copy magazine, Securities Finance Monitor. Josh has been quoted in most industry publications covering hedge funds, securities finance, collateral management and financial markets. He holds an MBA in Financial Engineering from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Sal Giglio, COO & Chief Markets Officer, GLMX
Sal has extensive experience trading interest-rate instruments and possesses comprehensive knowledge of all aspects of the secured funding business. As a Managing Director, his responsibilities included managing a team of traders, implementing liquidity discipline, and navigating interest rate and credit risks. He has worked at several major Wall Street sell-side firms including JP Morgan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and most recently, BNP Paribas. Sal holds an AB/Economics from Columbia University.
Melissa Gow, Head of Client Relationships, Securities Finance, ETP and Benchmarking Services, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Melissa Gow is the head of client relationship activities for the S&P Global Market Intelligence securities finance, ETP and benchmarking businesses, overseeing client services, product specialists, consulting, media, commentary, and events. Melissa joined the former Data Explorers team in 2008 and held various roles in sales and account management. Previous industry experience includes roles at EquiLend as the head of sales and marketing, Goldman Sachs, and Swiss Bank Corporation. Melissa holds an M.B.A from New York University and a B.A. from Georgetown University.
Glenn Horner, Managing Director, Chief Regulatory Officer, State Street Global Markets
Glenn Horner is a managing director, Chief Regulatory Officer for State Street’s Global Markets and Head of Asset/Liability Management for Securities Finance. Mr. Horner works with senior management to efficiently implement regulatory requirements within the division. He works in close coordination with the Bank’s Regulatory, Industry, and Government Affairs unit as well as external industry groups to provide feedback and commentary on regulatory proposals. He also oversees the implementation of the asset and liability strategies for the Securities Finance Agency Lending Program. Glenn holds a Bachelor of Science degree as well as a Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College. He also earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, the Global Association of Risk Professionals’ Financial Risk Management (FRM) certification and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association’s Certified Risk Manager designation. He is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research, the Global Association of Risk Professionals, the Boston Security Analysts Society and the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association.
Jim Hraska, Managing Director, Clearing Agency Services, DTCC
Jim Hraska is Managing Director, Clearing Agencies Services at DTCC. Within this role, he is responsible for the Fixed Income clearing agency product group, overseeing all of FICC’s products and services. He is a key contributor on multiple Clearing Agency Services efforts in identifying and delivering new value-added initiatives, such as expanding buy-side participation in FICC clearing services and the development of the NSCC Secured Financing Trade (SFT) service. In addition, he assists in implementing product and process enhancements to further increase efficiency and reduce risk across the industry. Before DTCC, Jim was at Barclays, where he most recently served as Global Director of Product Management, specializing in financing and structural reform. He has over thirty years of experience in the securities industry with deep knowledge in fixed income and equity financing, fixed income and equity derivatives, financial engineering, reinsurance, structured credit products, futures, and global clearance and custody. He is a long-standing member of SIFMA, where he has served as the Government Operations Chair and as a participant in numerous working groups. Jim served as a member of the Treasury Market Practices Group (TMPG) from the group’s inception through September 2016, supporting integrity and efficiency in the treasury, agency debt, and agency MBS markets. He was also a senior member of the Fed’s Tri-party Reform Task Force, which was responsible for the platform’s risk and liquidity improvements over recent years.
Dave Martocci, Managing Director, Global Head of Securities Finance, Citi
David joined Citi in 2010 and was named Global Head of Agency Lending in 2012. He was previously Global Head of Product Sales and Client Management and the Global Product Manager for Third-Party Securities Lending. Prior to joining Citi, David was the Global Co-Head of the Dresdner Bank Agency Securities Lending business where he led the successful effort to build the largest third-party lending program in the industry. Before joining Dresdner, David spent over five years at Deutsche Bank as Managing Director in charge of Global Asset and Liability Trading for their Securities Lending division. Prior to the acquisition of Bankers Trust, David was the Head of Securities Lending Global Markets in North America. In this role David was instrumental in establishing Deutsche Bank’s presence in North America as a top provider of non-custody/third-party securities lending services. David also was a Senior Vice President at Lehman Brothers and was the Head of Asset and Liability trading at Lehman Brother’s Trust Company. Prior to joining Lehman, David spent 14 years at J.P. Morgan and J.P. Morgan Securities in various management roles. Related to securities lending, David was the Head of JP Morgan’s Securities Lending desk and was the head of U.S. product development. At JP Morgan Securities, David was in charge of the overnight, term financing, and term matched book teams for the repo desk as well as the securities lending sales force. David received a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Pace University.
Bill Mascaro, Managing Director, Global Head of Trading for ASL & DAIS, Securities Services, Citi
Bill is the Global Head of Trading for ASL & DAIS, Securities Services. This includes trading desk oversight for domestic equity, international equity, corporate fixed income and government fixed income trading, as well as cash investment services. Prior to this role, Bill oversaw Strategic Trading in North America, as well as the international equity lending desk in New York. Bill joined Citi as an analyst in Global Transaction Services in 2004 and rotated through the firm’s Treasury and Trade Solutions and Markets and Securities Services divisions. Bill graduated from Cornell University with a B.S. in industrial and labor relations, and concentration in economics.
Mike McAuley, Global Head of Regulatory Strategy and Industry Affairs, BNY Mellon
Mike is Managing Director and Global Head Regulatory Strategy and Industry Affairs for BNY Mellon’s Securities Finance business. He is responsible for leading the business’ efforts to identify and capitalize on new opportunities in a changing business, tax and regulatory environment. Prior to BNY Mellon, Mike was a Senior Managing Director and the Chief Product Officer for securities finance at State Street Bank and Trust Company. In this role Mike was responsible for the global expansion of the agency and principal securities finance businesses through new product development, merger and acquisition, and product innovation. Prior to holding this position, he was the Senior Managing Counsel responsible for all legal matters with respect to the securities finance business of State Street. Prior to State Street, he held positions as a Senior Managing Counsel for the master trust and global custody business of Boston Safe Deposit and Trust Company and as an ERISA attorney for the Boston law firm of Gaston & Snow. Mike is a former Chairman and a current committee member of the Securities Lending Committee of the Risk Management Association. He is also a former member of the Board of Directors of the Risk Management Association. Mike holds a BA in economics from Boston College and a Juris Doctorate from Suffolk University Law School.
Marney McCabe, Head of Relationship Mangement for Agency Lending, Fidelity Capital Markets
Marney McCabe is a head of relationship management for agency lending at Fidelity Capital Markets (FCM), the institutional trading arm of Fidelity Investments, providing trading products and services to a wide array of clients, including buy-side institutions, hedge funds, and Fidelity’s retail, correspondent, and advisor businesses. Fidelity Investments is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and other financial products and services to institutions, financial intermediaries, and individuals. With 20 years of experience, Ms. McCabe is responsible for Fidelity Agency Lending’s relationship management strategy and client experience. Prior to joining Fidelity, Ms. McCabe was the co-head of the global securities lending business at Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) managing its value-based agency program and market engagement strategy. Before that, she led the Relationship Management team and had oversight responsibilities for the securities lending clients at BBH. Spending over 16 years in securities lending, Ms. McCabe has experience in developing differentiated and highly customized agency lending programs for many of the world’s largest asset managers. Ms. McCabe also worked as a portfolio manager, providing investment and wealth management services to high-net worth and small institutional clients, and as an equity research associate and international wastepaper trader. She is an active member of Women in Securities Finance as one of the Boston Chapter chairs. Ms. McCabe earned her bachelor of arts degree in environmental studies with concentrations in economics and sociology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
Owen Nichols, Managing Director, Global Head of Sales, Financing Solutions, State Street Global Markets
Transformation (FaCT), leading business development and relationship management efforts globally. His team works with a range of existing and prospective clients globally to structure centrally cleared and peer-to-peer liquidity and financing solutions. Prior to joining the FaCT Team, Owen Nichols spent 19 years in the securities finance division. He led the business development and relationship management team for State Street’s agency lending business in the Americas. Owen was also a member of the division’s Asset/Liability Working Group in which representatives from Risk Management, Trading, Portfolio Management and Relationship Management determined how to position the aggregate portfolio in changing market conditions. Owen Nichols received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Bates College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Boston University.
Jill Rathgeber, Director, Product, Strategy and Commercialization, BNY Mellon
Jill Rathgeber is a Director in the Product, Strategy and Commercialization group at BNY Mellon and is responsible for the development of new products for the Securities Finance business. Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 2013, Jill held a number of positions within State Street Global Markets’ Securities Finance division in product development, international equities trading and various operations roles. Jill is a co-founder and global chair of Women in Securities Finance and also serves on the RMA ESG Committee. She holds a B.S. in Business Administration from Providence College and an MBA from Suffolk University.
Taryn Siglain, Global Head of Enhanced Custody, State Street
Taryn Siglain is the Global Head of Enhanced Custody at State Street where she is responsible for developing and driving the execution of the business strategy, delivering highly valued solutions to clients and ensuring comprehensive and consistent delivery of services to evolving financing needs. Before joining State Street, Taryn held a variety of roles during her 15-year tenure at Morgan Stanley including Head of Americas Secured Funding and Collateral Trading, Vice President Investor Relations, Global Head Client Financing Strategy, and Vice President Corporate Treasury. Taryn serves on the Board of Directors for a NYC-based nonprofit, New Alternatives for Children and she holds a BS in Corporate Finance and Accounting from Bentley University.
Craig Starble, Chief Executive Officer, eSecLending
Craig Starble is the Chief Executive Officer at eSecLending where he leads the development and implementation of eSecLending’s overall strategy. Craig joined eSecLending in 2013 and began his career in financial services in 1984. Prior to eSecLending, Craig was the Founder and CEO of Premier Global Securities Lending, LLC (PGSL), Executive Vice President and Head of State Street Bank’s global securities lending division from 2004 to 2009, was a Co-Founder and CFO for Shoebuy.com, and was Managing Director for the Treasury Funding Group at BankBoston Corporation. Craig received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Government from Connecticut College.
Jason Strofs, Managing Director, Global Head of Strategy, BlackRock
Jason Strofs, CFA, Managing Director, is Global Head of Strategy for BlackRock’s Securities Lending Business within BlackRock’s Global Markets Group. He is responsible for the firm’s institutional and board relationships, as well as the firm’s securities lending business strategy. Mr. Strofs’s service with the firm dates back to 2000, including his years with Barclays Global Investors (BGI), which merged with BlackRock in 2009. At BGI, he was director of Investment Strategy for the Global Securities Lending business. Prior to this role, he was a portfolio manager and strategist in the Structured Solutions Group as well as Head of Channel strategy for the indexing, transition, securities lending, and allocations businesses at BGI. Prior to joining BGI, he was an asset/liability manager in the securities lending business of State Street Bank and Trust Co. Mr. Strofs is a council member and prior Chair of the Risk Management Association’s (RMA) Securities Lending Executive Council. He earned a BA degree in economics from the University of California at Irvine and a MA degree in international economics and finance from Brandeis University.
John Templeton, Global Head of Relationship Management, Securities Finance, BNY Mellon
John Templeton is a Managing Director and was named Global Head of Securities Finance Sales and Relationship Management for BNY Mellon Markets in January 2022. John joined BNY Mellon in 2000 and, prior to assuming his current responsibilities, held a number of business development positions within BNY Mellon’s Markets, Global Collateral Services, Broker/ Dealer Services, Global Client Management and Securities Industry Banking divisions.
Muju Tsay, CFA, Buyside Product Manager, Securities Finance, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Muju Tsay is the Buyside Product Manager for the Securities Finance business within S&P Global Market Intelligence. Muju joined IHS Markit (now part of S&P Global) in January 2021. Previously, he was an early employee and Director of Product at a treasury and portfolio finance technology startup, contributing substantially to its successful exit. And prior to that, he spent about a decade at Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital in New York and London in a variety of roles within fixed income and repo analytics, credit financing, and prime services. Muju holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree in Computer Science with a certificate in Finance from Princeton University and is a CFA charterholder.
Chris Valentino, Head of Business Development, Stonewain Systems – An EquiLend Company
Chris Valentino is the Head of Business Development for Stonewain Systems—An EquiLend Company. In this role, he is responsible for client engagement and identifying new business opportunities for EquiLend Spire, the award-winning books and records platform. Chris has more than 25 years of relevant experience in sales and relationship management roles within the financial services and financial technology industries. Prior to joining Stonewain Systems, he was Head of Sales and Client Management at Trading Apps, U.S. Head of Sales at Stonewain’s parent company EquiLend, and Global Account Director at Data Explorers. He previously held various institutional sales and client management roles at Bloomberg, J.P. Morgan and Lehman Brothers. Chris has a BA in Economics from Lafayette College and an MBA in Finance from Fordham University.
Mark Whipple, Global Head of Securities Lending, Invesco
Mark Whipple is the Global Head of Securities Lending. Mark joined Invesco in 2019 to manage the firm’s securities lending capabilities. He currently sits on Invesco’s Securities Lending Governance Committee and is responsible for the global platform’s oversight. Prior to Invesco, Mark co-headed Goldman Sachs’ agency lending business, GSAL. He joined Goldman in 1999, and later relocated to London where he helped establish GSAL’s international presence across the EMEA and Asia-Pac regions before returning to the States. Mark currently serves as the Chair of the Risk Management Association’s (RMA) Executive Council on Securities Lending. He also an Ex Officio Director on the RMA Board of Directors. Mark received his B.S. in Finance and Marketing from Boston College, Carroll School of Management. Mark holds FINRA Series 7, Series 24, and Series 63.
Marc-Andre Wilson, Managing Director, Global Head of Structuring and Risk, Scotiabank Global Banking and Markets, Prime Services
Marc-Andre Wilson manages the Prime Services Structuring team responsible for developing and executing securities finance and derivatives transactions for clients of Prime Services. In addition, the team designs and implements client products and internal arrangements to optimize net revenue, balance sheet usage, regulatory capital and liquidity ratios, and other regulatory and internal requirements of Scotiabank. Marc-Andre also oversees the in-business Prime Services Risk team responsible for managing risks for the business, including negotiating and monitoring client margin requirements. Prior to joining Scotiabank in 2012, Marc-Andre was an Associate at Stikeman Elliott LLP in Toronto. Marc-Andre received an HBA from the University of Toronto and an LLB from the University of Ottawa.