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A team of tenured investment professionals

Easterly EAB’s investment team has an average of 32 years experience in the industry

Edward Boll CEO, Member of Investment Committee

Prior to forming EAB Investment Group, Mr. Boll was co-founder of DC Trading Partners, LLC in 2005. DC focused on volatility correlation, dispersion, event trading and ETF arbitrage. DC developed proprietary trading methods, analytics and market making algorithms. Mr. Boll spent 3 years with the Goldman Sachs SLK-Hull Derivatives Group. There he was the portfolio risk manager for the internet, hardware, media, mining, telecom and energy sectors. He also managed and developed SLK-Hull’s proprietary risk portfolio. Previously, Mr. Boll spent 10 years with TFM Investment Group. In 1995, he created and managed TFM’s American Stock Exchange options specialist unit and ETF arbitrage group, as well as serving on TFM’s Senior Risk Strategy Committee.

Mr. Boll served on the Technology, Allocation, Specialist, Floor Official and Floor Violations Committees of the American Stock Exchange. Mr. Boll has more than 30 years of experience trading derivatives and has been a member of the American Stock Exchange, Philadelphia Stock Exchange, CBOE, Boston Options Exchange and the ISE. Mr. Boll received a B.S. in Finance and Economics from Pennsylvania State University. He holds Series 7, 63 and 66.

Jim Ryan President, Member of Investment Committee

Prior to joining EAB Investment Group, Mr. Ryan co-founded RB Derivatives LP in 2006. RB Derivatives was involved in mean reversion equity trading and earnings event arbitrage. At RB, Mr. Ryan developed proprietary algorithms based on quantitative research and automated the execution through proprietary software. Previously, Mr. Ryan co-founded Heard Trading, LLC in 1990. Heard was a Philadelphia based proprietary trading firm specializing in volatility arbitrage in index and equity options. Mr. Ryan was responsible for firm wide risk and business development. Through Mr. Ryan’s leadership, the firm grew to 60 employees and expanded to San Francisco, Chicago and New York.

Mr. Ryan also spearheaded the firm’s entry into the ETF arbitrage business on the AMEX. In addition to his duties at Heard, he worked with programmers to design and build an electronic trading system for pairs, baskets and single stock execution. The system was used both internally and externally through a distribution agreement with Fimat.​

Mr. Ryan has 35 years of trading experience in equities, futures and derivatives. Mr. Ryan received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Richmond. He holds Series 7 and 65 licenses.

William Visconto CFO/COO, Member of Investment Committee

Prior to joining EAB Investment Group, Mr. Visconto was head volatility trader at McGowan Investors LLC. His responsibilities were to implement the firm’s strategy in the volatility arbitrage space and deploy the firm’s capital to maximize returns. Before joining McGowan, Mr. Visconto was co-founder of Volare Capital, a hedge fund that pursued statistical/volatility arbitrage strategies in index and single stock options.

Mr. Visconto was the head of portfolio management and trading floor operations for PFTC Advisors and PFTC Trading. At PFTC, he was responsible for managing a team of 4 portfolio managers and 17 floor traders. PFTC Trading was one of the largest liquidity providers in the United States. Mr. Visconto received his B.S. in Marketing from the University of Scranton. He holds Series 7, 63, 65 licenses and currently a CFA Level 3 Candidate.

Arnim S. Holzer Global Macro Strategist, Client Portfolio Manager &
Founder of the EAB Correlation Defense Index-CDI™

Arnim has served as Chief Investment Officer, Strategist, Portfolio Manager, and Client Service and Marketing executive at several firms over the past 30 years.  Prior to joining EAB Mr. Holzer founded a tail risk consulting firm, ASH Strategy, LLC, where he developed a novel multi asset hedging approach for institutional, high net worth, and family office investors. For 6 years he managed or served as senior strategist on multi asset funds or strategies at Deutsche Asset management and Scudder. While at Deutsche he was the portfolio manager on approximately $3 billion of assets in domestic and offshore multi-asset funds. He also founded and managed a multi asset offshore hedge fund at Israel Discount Bank of New York. He has over 40 years of global macro and multi asset experience.

Mr. Holzer’s investment philosophy is a unique blend of fundamental, technical and, quantitative disciplines honed over the years of working with many of the top firms and investors in each of these disciplines. His particular macro skill is understanding the relationships of correlation and volatility in the optimization of portfolio construction and return generation. Mr. Holzer received his undergraduate Economics degree from Princeton University and his MBA-Finance from Fordham University. He holds a Series 7 and 65 Registered Representative securities registration.

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