Management

John Wentzell

CEO / Founding Partner

20+ years market experience in rates proprietary trading (Chemical/Chase/JPM) as well as rates relative value sales & trading (SG Fimat/Man Group).

Jim Lockard

Founding Partner

30+ years market experience in rates sales & trading at Salomon, Merrill, & Barclays (Managing Director, USD product manager), rates proprietary trading (Nomura) and rates relative value sales & trading (SG Fimat/Man Group).

Chris Brighton

Managing Partner / CEO  North America

Over 33 years market experience in rates, including research, sales, and trading; 16 years at Merrill Lynch and 17 years at Société Générale (SG Fimat/SG Newedge).

Astor Ridge Europe

Rob Baida

20+ years market experience in both fixed income and equity sales and trading in Toronto and London specializing in Canadian institutional investors with RBC, Cantor and Prebon.

Gareth Edwards

Over 30 years experience in rates, global macro trading and hedge fund portfolio management. Former head of proprietary trading with Salomon Brothers and HSBC.

Mark Funsch

30 years of market experience in rates sales in both New York and London with DLJ, Greenwich Capital, and Merrill Lynch International (MLI). Most recently head of central banks/sovereign wealth funds rates sales for EMEA at MLI.

Stephen Creaturo

Over 25+ years experience in US and European Rates trading in both NY and London.
Formerly Managing Director, Nomura International UK, European Rates Trading. Prior experience at BNP Paribas, Barclays Capital, Merrill Lynch and Lehman Brothers with focus on Sovereign Debt Trading.

James Rice

25 years market experience in rates; including Managing Director & head of government bond market-making at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and, prior to that, government bond proprietary and client trading at Barclays and Bear Stearns.

David Sansom

20+ years market experience in rates, both in research (CS & DB) and as a Director in hedge fund sales at Société Générale, with a focus on relative value and derivative products.

George Whitehead

Over 35 years of experience in rates sales, specialising in U.K. Gilts to pension funds, insurance companies, hedge funds, and central banks at Citigroup, HSBC, RBC, Dresdner, Jefferies, and Société Générale.

Chris Williams

30 years market experience in rates sales at Cargill, Merrill Lynch, Dresdner Kleinwort, and Société Générale (SG Newedge), specialising in listed derivatives and technical analysis.

Peter Joos

Over 25 years experience in both US and UK with focus on Rates Sales and Funding
Strategies to Global Asset Management funds and Hedge Funds. Formally Executive
Director at Nomura International UK. Prior experience at Barclays Capital and Lehman Brothers.

Mike Ohr

25 years experience in US and European rates/macro sales, market making, and portfolio management.Formerly Partner/PM at Matrix Asset Management, Director of Hedge Fund Rate Sales at Credit Suisse, and European Government Bond Trader at Bear Stearns UK.

Marc Lamoureux

25 years experience in both rates trading and sales. Formerly Head of Gilt trading at DB and Head of UK Rate Sales at JPM and BAML (where he was Managing Director).

Astor Ridge North America

Larry McDonald

20+ years experience in macroeconomic analysis, global trends, risk management, policy risk analysis and opportunistic trades; including New York Times bestselling author, CNBC contributor, Managing Director at ACG Analytics, U.S. Head of Global Macro Strategy at Société Générale, and Distressed Debt and Convertible Securities trader at Lehman Brothers.

Brice Janney

Over 25 years of market experience in rates relative value sales and trading at Société Générale (SG Fimat/SG Newedge), Man Group, Guggenheim Securities, and Drexel Burnham Lambert.