Easterly EAB Risk Solutions
Jim is the President of EAB Investment Group.
Jim has 35 years of trading experience in equities, futures and derivatives. Prior to EAB, Jim co-founded RB Derivatives LP in 2006. RB Derivatives was involved in mean reversion equity trading and earnings event arbitrage. At RB, Jim developed proprietary algorithms based on quantitative research and automated the execution through proprietary software.
Previously, he co-founded Heard Trading, LLC in 1990. Heard was a Philadelphia based proprietary trading firm specializing in volatility arbitrage in index and equity options. Jim was responsible for firm wide risk and business development. Through his leadership, the firm grew to 60 employees and expanded to San Francisco, Chicago and New York. Jim 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. Jim received a B.A. in Economics from the University of Richmond. He holds Series 7 and 65 licenses.