Ex-Goldman Sales Trader Launches Independent and Unbiased Outsourced Trading & Solutions Firm
Meraki Global Advisors LLC
Meraki Global Advisors LLC (“Meraki”) Provides Asset Managers with Outsourced Global Multi-Asset Trading, Leverage Management, and Operational Services
April 15, 2019 – Park City, Utah – Meraki Global Advisors LLC announces its official launch as an independent financial services firm, providing a conflict-free platform. Meraki’s offering will generate alpha for Asset Managers through cost-efficient unbiased trading, leverage management, and operational solutions. Unique to the current outsourced trading offerings, Meraki does not affect transactions for customers through a clearing broker arrangement. Their structure allows them to remain a truly independent and unbiased extension of a client’s investment team, thereby operating as a pure buy-side offering.
Meraki’s inception was a direct result of the changing industry landscape. ‘Current appetite amongst hedge funds, family offices, and traditional asset managers for highly-skilled outsourced trading and a scalable operating model is accelerating. Funds continue to face shrinking returns, downward pressure on fees, and increased regulations while simultaneously incurring more costs to run their funds’ comments Meraki’s Founder & CEO, Benjamin Arnold. Accordingly, Meraki offers a unique, adaptive, and tailored experience designed to simplify and reduce the time and cost spent on all trading and operational necessities.
With over 50 years of combined sell and buy-side trading and operational experience, the Meraki team harnesses it’s world class expertise navigating global financial markets to serve clients. Founder Benjamin Arnold left a Senior Sales Trading role at Goldman Sachs as he saw disruptions in fund management create unprecedented opportunities for a premium outsourced trading offering. ‘Meraki Global Advisors offers more than a service; our platform delivers a competitive advantage by uniting savvy traders and innovative technology while cultivating long-term partnerships through trust & uncompromising integrity.’
In addition to Arnold, the management team includes Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer Khurrum Ajazi, previously at Cowen Inc and Ernst & Young in New York, Chief Compliance Officer Joshua Boyer, whose previous employers include Goldman Sachs, Royal Bank of Scotland, and Alpine Securities, and Co-Head of Trading EJ Stockley, formerly with First State Investments UK and Singapore, and Janus Capital in Singapore and Denver.
About Meraki Global Advisors LLC
Meraki Global Advisors LLC is a financial services firm based in Park City, Utah, providing outsourced Global Multi-Asset Trading, Leverage Management and Operational Solutions to the Asset Management industry. FINRA member and SEC Registered.
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