Victor Sperandeo

Legendary Trader and CEO Alpha Financial Technologies LLC.

Victor Sperandeo is a legendary trader and excellent financial commentator based in the USA. Sperandeo has over 45 successful years on Wall Street in trading independently with his own money and on behalf of big names and other notable investors such as Leon Cooperman and George Soros. He has managed futures trading for EAM Group of Companies and global investment banks such as HSBC, RBS and Nomura.

He is widely known as “Trader Vic” in Wall Street, a title earned because of his intellectual ability and skills to trade profitably.

?Victor Sperandeo is the founder, CEO and President of Alpha Financial Technologies LLC. He is also a founding partner, CEO and President of EAM Partners L.P.

?Mr. Sperandeo is widely regarded as an expert in commodities, particularly in the Energy and Metals sectors. His market crash prediction during a September 1987 Barron’s interview earned him great recognition and highlighted his deep understanding of financial markets. In recent years, Mr. Sperandeo is best known for developing indexes and trading strategies that are designed to benefit from futures price trends. These include both actively managed strategies as well as rules-based algorithmic quantitative models. He has received three patents in the U.S., two in the Bahamas, and one in Australia on financial products using long/short algorithmic indicators or indices in conjunction with leverage, which add alpha while simultaneously reducing risk.

He created the Diversified Trends Indicator™, which is an evolution of these strategies. It is a rules-based, investable trading methodology incorporating a diversified group of highly liquid, exchange-traded commodity and financial futures contracts, reflecting market expectations of near-term and future price movements.

He has been featured twice in Barron’s, “Man of all Markets”, on May 2, 1983, and “Trader Vic the Ultimate Wall Street Pro”, on September 21, 1987 — and been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and Stocks & Commodities. Additionally, he has appeared frequently on CNBC, CNN, Fox and other networks. He has also been included on Ziad Adelnour's list of top 100 Wall Streeters.

Rakesh Pujara

Founder & Managing Partner - Compounding Wealth Advisors LLP

Rakesh Pujara has over 25 years of trading and investment experience in the Indian equity markets. 

He completed his Bachelor of Commerce from Mumbai University in 1992 and ICWA from the ICWA Institute in 1996. In the initial part of his career he worked in the Finance departments of different firms in diamond, exports and media industries. In 1999 he joined Shree Naman Securities & Finance as a Finance Manager. In 2002, he established the proprietary trading desk at Naman and grew it to be the major contributor of the firm’s revenue.

Over the years he has developed his own style of trading and analyzing the markets and enjoys studying the behavioral aspect of the markets. He likes to look at long term trends and takes into account a number of factors such as global and local macro, fundamentals and technicals. In 2013, after he became the CEO at Naman, he established the algo trading desk which is very close to his heart. It contributed a major portion of the revenue of the prop trading desk.

Inspired by the results in Algorithm desk he formed his own company Viz. Compounding Wealth Advisors LLP which is a SEBI registered Investment Advisor & is in the Business of advising clients on generating all weather, absolute alpha generating risk adjusted returns. He is a system trader & believes in trend following & other non-correlated multiple trading systems to generate better risk adjusted return  

Money Control Interview, An accidental trader: https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/markets/rakesh-pujara-an-accidental-trader-4947481.html

Links to his various presentations & Panel Discussions:

1) ‘Demystifying Algo Trading’ at an event in Mumbai. YouTube links: 

a) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nwBmtlOv7M&feature=youtu.be

b) http://youtu.be/stL77OvIg0o ,  

c) http://youtu.be/B64XMfLRMf8 

2) ‘Psychology of Successful Traders’ at Algo Convention 2018. YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKxNg1iA-M0

3) Panel Discussion -Algo Trading: Best Practices, Trends and Future YouTube link:    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FgIHJQ612M

4) Panel Discussion -Alternative Investment Funds in India - Apna Time Aagaya YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gWBTWzTIgxQ&feature=youtu.be

5) Face to Face: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dol8dpM3Jfw

6) ELMLive with Rakesh Pujara https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpYmVBNs9Vw

Tom Sosnoff

Founder and Co-CEO of tastytrade

Tom Sosnoff is a trailblazer in the online brokerage industry, driving innovation and financial education for investors of all levels. He offers up his expertise in the options markets as co-host of tastytrade LIVE!, airing daily on the tastytrade network. A former floor trader, Tom became one of Chicago's most well-known serial entrepreneurs in fintech when he built a breakthrough options-trading platform, thinkorswim, later sold to TD-Ameritrade for $750 million.

Leveraging over 20 years of experience as a Market Maker for the Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) and one of the original OEX traders in the S&P 100 Index pit, Tom pursued his vision to educate retail investors in options trading and build a superior trading platform and a brokerage firm that specialized in options. With that vision in mind, tastytrade was founded in 2011. Six years later, tastyworks launched with Scott Sheridan at the helm as CEO.

Tom played an instrumental role in the launch of Luckbox Magazine in 2019, and in 2020 he created the first new futures exchange in 20 years, The Small Exchange. His efforts ultimately changed the way these instruments are traded and how digital financial media is produced and consumed.

Tom has been named to Techweek’s Tech 100 list, Crain’s Chicago’s Tech 50, and has spoken at over 500 events across the globe. Tom received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and has been featured by prominent publications such as WSJ, IBD, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago, Traders Magazine, and Barron’s.

 

About tastytrade, Inc.

tastytrade is one of the most-watched online financial networks, engaging investors and traders across 165 countries with daily, live, cost-free and commercial free programming with over 100 million hours viewed and offers over 50 original segments for new and seasoned veteran traders. tastytrade’s data driven research-based content teaches a logical, mechanical approach to investing and identifying opportunities based on probability and volatility. Investors are continually challenged with financial math, humor and new market perspectives.

tastytrade is the parent company to tastyworks, a brokerage firm creating and leading a financial revolution for the do-it-yourself investor; Quiet Foundation, a data science-driven, fee-free investment advisory service; Dough, a mobile-first brokerage firm radically challenging the status quo and changing wealth creation; and is the lead innovator behind The Small Exchange and its mission to become the world's largest customer-centric futures exchange, bridging the futures product gap for investors of all sizes. tastytrade and its companies focus on empowering the individual investor through content, technology and know-how.

 

Kirubakaran Rajendran

Founder, Algo Trading firm, Squareoff

Mr. Kirubakaran Rajendran is the Founder of  Algo Trading firm, http://www.squareoff.in that provided automated Trading bots. He is an algo trader who has developed Multiple Trading systems for Indian Equity markets. He has been featured in MoneyControl through Interview on India Top Traders. He is active on Quora where he shared more than 1000+ articles related to trading with more than 11+millions views.

Blog: https://www.quora.com/profile/Kirubakaran-Rajendran - Quora 

Vivek Bajaj

Co-founder of elearnmarkets.com and StockEdge App

Vivek Bajaj has been trading derivatives since 2002. He is the co-founder of one of the largest proprietary trading desks in India with over 150 traders. He is also co-founder of elearnmarkets.com and StockEdge app. He is part of various committees of exchanges and has been an active contributor in the evolution of Derivative Market in India. He has been a speaker at various colleges and higher institutions including IIT and IIMs.