As Chief Investment Officer, Aaron Wallace oversees investment strategy and trade implementation. Mr. Wallace has over 14 years of investment management and trading experience. Prior to establishing Carbide Capital, he was head trader for 7 years at Universa Investments L.P., a multi-billion dollar hedge fund specializing in tail hedging. While at Universa, Aaron helped manage more than $1B on behalf of institutional and high net worth clients. This included direct management of the single stock and ETF options books. Aaron also co-managed the S&P, VIX and commodities portfolios.
Prior to Universa, Mr. Wallace worked as an equity derivatives trader at KBC Bank. He also, along with one of the founding partners, established a hedge fund seeding platform while at KBC Bank. This allowed Mr. Wallace to be exposed to all aspects of the hedge fund business, including research, trading, risk management, marketing, and operations. Mr. Wallace graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Business Administration from Northeastern University.
Brian Buckley is the Director of Operations of CC. Mr. Buckley became a Principal of CC on October 29, 2015. He became a NFA Associate Member on May 27, 2015 and became registered with the CFTC as an Associated Person on June 2, 2015. His NFA ID number is 0484947. Mr. Buckley began employment with CC in January, 2015 with a focus on operations, compliance, and marketing. Previously he was Vice President of Wilshire Consulting Group, a financial consulting firm providing compliance and accounting services, where he focused on business development and client relations from August 2013 until December 2014. Prior to Wilshire Consulting Group, Mr. Buckley ran his own executive recruiting firm, Buckley and Associates, from May 1995 until July 2013. Mr. Buckley graduated with a B.S. in Accounting from Boston College.