Mike recently joined ETF Securities US as Director of Research. He authors the ETFS Precious Metals Weekly in addition to his other research, strategy and sales responsibilities. Prior to joining ETF Securities, Mike was the Product Manager and head of commodities at S&P Indices where he led the development and oversight of the S&P GSCI. Before joining S&P, Mike was the chief strategist at Lyford Group International Ltd., a global macro hedge fund. Mike has over 20 years of derivatives trading experience and began his career with Discount Corporation of N.Y. Futures, on the Chicago Board of Trade. Mike left the Chicago trading pits in 1993 to become the OTC options trader for Aubrey G. Lanston & Co. Inc, based in New York. He subsequently joined ABN AMRO as Head of North American Futures Research. Mike holds an MBA from DePaul University in Chicago and a BS and BA from Illinois State University. Mike is a CFA charter holder and certified FRM.
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