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2018 Conference Business Meetings

SFSTA Business Meeting
at Bloomberg

Thursday Afternoon, June 7th

Moderator
Jeffrey Taylor
Managing Editor, US West, Bloomberg News

Speakers
Kit Juckes
Global Head of FX Strategy
Societe Generale

Vlad Khandros
Managing Director, Global Head of Market Structure
and Liquidity Strategy, UBS

Paul Choi
Director, US Equity Trading Strategy
Citigroup Global Markets Inc

Buyside Panel:
Straight from the Source VI

Saturday Morning, June 9th

Speaker
Joe Peta
Director of Marketing and Trading
Kingsford Capital

Buy Side Trading Panel
Jeong-Jeong Chu, Capital Group
Dayton Lonsdale, Blackrock
Greg Reposa, Empyrean Capital

Josh Jackson
Park West Asset Management, Moderator

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SFSTA Business Meeting

at Bloomberg

Kit Juckes
Global Head of FX Strategy
Societe Generale

Kit Juckes joined Societe Generale as Global Head of FX Strategy in 2010, before taking an additional role covering fixed income, credit and currency strategy. Before joining the bank, Kit was Chief Economist at the ECU Group, a London based currency management firm. Prior to this, he worked at RBS Global Banking & Markets as Global Head of Research.

He joined RBS as a result of the takeover Natwest Markets where he was Head of Bond and Foreign Exchange Strategy. Kit was born in Kenya, brought up in France and studied economics at UCL in London.

He started his career in 1985 with MMS Ltd in Frankfurt and has worked at Mitsui Bank and at SG Warburg in London.

 


Vlad Khandros
Managing Director, Global Head of Market Structure
and Liquidity Strategy, UBS

Vlad Khandros advises clients and internal groups on market structure issues and focuses extensively on UBS’s electronic strategy, particularly on exchange and alternative venue analysis, as well as order routing decisions. Vlad manages the global cross asset market structure team and the UBS ATS team which is currently the largest and most transparent bank ATS. Vlad represents UBS in several advisory committees and industry groups including the IEX Quality of Markets Committee, UBS Political Action Committee, and SIFMA Equity Markets & Trading Committee.

Prior to joining UBS in 2011, Vlad was Global Co-Head of Corporate Strategy at Liquidnet, responsible for business development, market structure, and government relations. Vlad was previously a board member of BIDS Trading LP and Chi-X Global LLC, and currently serves on the board of Stay Pawsitive, Inc. an animal welfare charity.

 


Jeffrey Taylor
Managing Editor, US West
Bloomberg News

Jeffrey Taylor is Managing Editor for the U.S. West at Bloomberg News. In that role, he supervises news bureaus in the western United States, including San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Houston and Dallas. Previously at Bloomberg, Jeff was San Francisco bureau chief, helped launch the technology-focused television program “Bloomberg West” and was an editor responsible for in-depth reporting on Wall Street and other topics. He supervised and edited “Wall Street’s Faustian Bargain,” a 2007 series on the subprime mortgage crisis that won the Gerald Loeb award for distinguished business reporting. Before joining Bloomberg, Jeff ran city, state and business news coverage as an assistant managing editor at the Denver Post, led business coverage at the Chicago Tribune and was a Wall Street Journal reporter in Chicago and Washington, D.C. He is the author of “The Pru-Bache Murder,” a non- fiction investigative book about the stock brokerage business, published by HarperCollins in 1994.

 


Paul Choi
Director, US Equity Trading Strategy
Citigroup Global Markets Inc

Paul Choi is a director on the US Equity Trading Strategy desk, focusing on macro equity trading strategies.

The team is integrated on the trading floor and provides investment ideas, derivatives and quant strategies to Hedge Funds, Asset Managers, Pension Funds, Insurance Companies and Family Offices. The team thrives to combine macro trends with company fundamentals to come up with actionable trade ideas using ETFs, thematic baskets, options and light exotics.

Before joining Citi in 2014, Paul was an equity derivatives portfolio manager at JP Morgan’s Chief Investment Office for four years. Prior to that, he traded interest rate and credit derivatives. Paul holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard College.

 


Buy Side Trading Panel:

Straight from the Source VI

Joe Peta
Director of Marketing and Trading
Kingsford Capital

After working for fifteen years as a sell-side market maker and running the trading desk of a long/short equity hedge fund, Joe Peta’s career on Wall Street came to an abrupt halt two years ago when an FDNY ambulance ran him down in Manhattan. While he recovered from a substantial leg injury, he developed a book proposal merging three passions in his life: trading, sports betting, and baseball.

The resulting book, Trading Bases, A Story About Wall Street, Gambling, and Baseball was published by Dutton Books (Penguin, USA) 2014. He is currently working on his next book: IFs, ANDs and Putts which examines the PGA tour from a data driven perspective during the Tiger Wood’s Era.

 


Jeong-Jeong Chu
Capital Group

Jeong-Jeong Chu is a vice president and a US/LatAm equity trader for Capital World Investors (CWI). Before her transfer to CWI’s San Francisco office in 2015, Jeong-Jeong traded Asian equities for Capital Research Company in Hong Kong for nearly 10 years.

Prior to joining Capital, she was an international trader for TIAA-CREF Investment Management. Jeong-Jeong earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of California at Berkeley. She holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation and is a member of the Security Analysts of San Francisco and San Francisco Security Traders Association.

 


Dayton Lonsdale
Blackrock

Dayton is a member of Blackrock’s Equity Trading team in San Francisco. He is responsible for execution within the institutional equity index business, iShares and Transition management.

Mr. Lonsdale’s service with the firm dates back to 1999, including his years with Merrill Lynch Investment Managers (MLIM), which merged with BlackRock in 2006. At MLIM, he was a trader for the Quantitative Investments team, responsible for execution across various investment vehicles and senior portfolio manager for mandates within the structured products space. Upon the completion of the BGI/BLK merger, Dayton joined the Beta Strategies investment platform as a portfolio manager.

Prior to transitioning to investment management, he worked in MLIM Operations as a trade support specialist within the Private Investors team. Preceding MLIM, Mr. Lonsdale spent two years with the Global Private Client group.

Mr. Lonsdale earned a BS degree in accounting and an MBA degree from Monmouth University in 1997 and 1999, respectively.

 


Greg Reposa
Empyrean Capital

Greg joined Empyrean at inception in 2004 as the Head of Trading. Empyrean Capital is an Event-Driven hedge fund based in Los Angeles. Greg handles all equities and derivatives trading in the US and Europe.

Greg began his career at Goldman Sachs in 1989 on the International Equity desk in New York before eventually moving to LA. In 1997, he moved to the buy-side as a prop trader with a group of colleagues to start an International desk at SAC Capital in Connecticut and then a spinoff, Aeneas Capital.

After two years in the derivatives group in JP Morgan in NY and SF, Greg started at Empyrean in 2004. He received a BA degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine and lives in Corona Del Mar, CA with his wife DeAnna and two children.

For the past 2 years, Greg has been on the Board of the Securities Traders Association of Los Angeles.

 


Joshua Jackson
Park West Asset Management

Joshua Jackson has traded equities, fixed income, and derivatives at Park West Asset Management, a $2.5 billion hedge fund in the Larkspur, CA, since 2011. Having earned his CFA Charter in 2015, he has also served on the Board of Directors for the San Francisco Security Traders Association since 2012.

Prior to joining Park West, Josh worked in Equity Derivatives at Goldman Sachs in New York after joining the full-time Analyst program in 2006. Mr. Jackson earned a BA in Sociology, concentrating on Markets and Management, from Duke University in 2006. He has since been actively involved with the University, serving on the Duke Annual Fund Advisory Board and other alumni boards. He also serves as the Economic Empowerment Chair for 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, Inc.

In his personal time, Josh enjoys motorsports, snowboarding, and mountain biking. He lives in Oakland, CA with his wife Dr. Rachel Gillum Jackson and their daughter Ava.

 


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