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- Paul Brigandi, Managing Director, Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Head of Trading [Bio]
- Tony Ng, Managing Director, Co-Head of Portfolio Management and Head of Portfolio Strategy [Bio]
- Todd Sherman, FRM, Chief Compliance Officer and Chief Risk Officer [Bio]
- Jake Behan, Vice President, Portfolio Management
- Sean McFarland, Assistant Vice President, Portfolio Management
- John McLain, Assistant Vice President, Risk Management
- Jung Kim, Junior Portfolio Administrator, Portfolio Management
PPaul is responsible for the day-to-day management, oversight, and trading operations for all products in the Direxion lineup. He also sits on various senior management committees and assists in creating new leveraged product ideas, managing product initiatives, and bringing new products to market.
He joined the firm in 2004 and played a leading role in the development and marketplace implementation of Direxion’s leveraged ETFs in November 2008. Prior to joining the firm, he worked as an Associate Financial Consultant at FleetBoston Financial.
Paul is a graduate of Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and received his Master of Business Administration from the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University. He currently holds a Series 3, 7, 55 and 66 license and over 15 years of experience in portfolio management, index replication and executing sophisticated derivatives-based strategies.
Tony oversees a team of Portfolio Managers responsible for the Direxion ETF lineup. His expertise includes the creation and execution to bring a leverage/inverse ETF to market and the daily operations of managing leverage/inverse ETFs.
Prior to joining Rafferty, he held supervisory roles in the Middle Office groups at Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Asset Management.
Tony received his Masters of Business Administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University and his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the State University of Buffalo. He currently holds Series 3, Series 7, Series 63, Paper 1 and Paper 2 securities licenses.
Todd is responsible for Rafferty Asset Management’s overall risk management and directing the firm’s technological resources efficiently and securely.
Prior to joining the firm, he worked at a number of hedge funds focused on various systematic strategies with roles across trading, portfolio management, and risk control.
Todd graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Villanova University’s School of Business in 2003 where he completed a double major in Finance and Management Information Systems. He is a Certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), issued by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). He currently holds a Series 3 securities license.