GREENWICH, Conn.--()--Michael J. Palazzi joins Weeden & Co., LP as Head of Derivative Sales. Mr. Palazzi will be based in Weeden’s Greenwich, CT headquarters.
“We are pleased to welcome Mike to our team. Mike is well known in the market for his expertise, alpha-generating ideas and strong work ethic. We’re counting on Mike to bring his leadership to the derivatives desk and across the trading floor.”
Mr. Palazzi, who was formerly Head of Derivative Sales at Pali & Co., spent 15 years heading sales and Nasdaq trading at CIBC in New York. Between stints at CIBC and Pali, Michael ran global sales trading at Cowen & Co.
Mr. Palazzi joins Weeden’s Institutional Options Trading Desk as a producer and co-manager, where he will be working with former colleagues Jeff Fittipaldi (Head Derivatives Trader) and Michael Purves (Chief Global Strategist and Head of Derivatives Research).
The eight person, institutional options trading team complements Weeden’s robust equity trading product suite. The team focuses on dynamic hedging, yield enhancement, stock replacement and volatility strategies for client portfolios. Weeden leads this effort with a highly consultative approach for clients, leveraging its team’s proven track record of providing clients a trusted advisory relationship.
Weeden & Co’s Co-CEO Lance Lonergan, said “We are pleased to welcome Mike to our team. Mike is well known in the market for his expertise, alpha-generating ideas and strong work ethic. We’re counting on Mike to bring his leadership to the derivatives desk and across the trading floor. ”
The option team’s diverse and complementary backgrounds and experience will provide clients with a multi-disciplinary, collaborative approach toward portfolio management. This “client partnership” model will continue to be a tradition that has defined Weeden & Co.’s reputation since 1922.
Founded in 1922, Weeden & Co. LP provides premier execution services to over 1,500 Institutions worldwide. Its headquarters are in Greenwich CT, with offices in Boston, Rosemont/Chicago, Greenbrae/San Francisco, and Minneapolis (www.weedenco.com).