33+ years in financial markets
Founded two hedge funds focused on volatility arbitrage
Served as CEO at an institutional brokerage firm
Advised trading firms on business formation and product creation
Ronald A. Santella
Founder, CEO & CIO
Chief Operating Officer
Equable Shares mutual funds are managed by Teramo Advisors, an investment firm specializing in defensive strategies
14+ years in financial markets
Managed hedge fund portfolios for institutional investors
Specialization in risk management and incorporating alternative strategies into traditional portfolios
15+ years of investment and compliance experience
Designed and managed compliance programs for investment firms
Experience with SEC and regulatory examinations
Chief Compliance Officer
Cipperman Compliance Services
20+ years of sales and marketing experience
Experience across major asset classes in both traditional and alternative strategies
Expertise with a wide range of investment vehicles
Managing Director Sales
Ronald A. Santella
Founder, CEO & Chief Investment Officer
Mr. Santella has over thirty years of experience trading derivatives, managing hedge fund strategies, and building an institutional brokerage business.
Mr. Santella started his career in 1985 at O’Connor and Associates in Chicago as a listed options trader. Following a one year stint at O’Connor, he joined Grace Brothers as the head trader and portfolio manager for arbitrage strategies. In 1990, Mr. Santella founded and managed a hedge fund primarily focused on convertible bond and volatility arbitrage strategies.
After a successful tenure of managing a series of hedge funds over the next 15 years, Mr. Santella established a family office in 2005 to invest his own capital, along with a limited number of partners’ capital, in alternative investment strategies.
In 2008, Mr. Santella took the helm as CEO of Fox River Execution, an institutional brokerage firm, based in Geneva, Illinois. Under his leadership, Fox River aggressively grew its customer base, revenues and profit over a 2-year period, which resulted in the ultimate sale of the firm to SunGard in July of 2010.
Since leaving SunGard in 2011, Mr. Santella has consulted with Woori Bank of Korea, SkyBridge Capital and ED&F Man Capital Markets to provide solutions and create products in alternatives, mutual funds and execution services for UIT sponsors.
Ron earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Wharton Business School.