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Financial professional

Pleasantville, New York, 10570, United States
January 09, 2018

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James Connelly

Semi-retired Financial Professional looking for a meaningful and rewarding second career. Pleasantville, NY 10570


Looking for either a Part time or Full time position Work Experience

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Xigo Nanotools,Inc - Freehold, NJ

October 2016 to October 2017

As COO, I was in charge of most administrative and financial tasks as well as sales support, vendor relations,and shipping . As an early investor in this company which started manufacturing and selling nanotechnology measurement systems in 2011, I joined Xigo to help in the daily operations as well as assist in the pursuit of a global distribution network or our products through the development of strategic relationships in various regions around the world.

Director - Proprietary Rates Trader

Odeon Capital - New York, NY

March 2016 to October 2016

Traded US Treasuries proprietarily utilizing an intraday technically based strategy Director - U. S. Rates Trading

Guggenheim Capital Markets - New York, NY

June 2010 to December 2015

U. S. Government Bond Trader

* Responsible for fielding and generating customer business across the curve.

* Trade cash treasuries and futures on a proprietary business.

* Provide customer and sales force written commentary about the market throughout the day Pleasantville, NY-President

Celtic Trading LLC

December 2009 to June 2010

Proprietary Futures Trader

* Traded Financial and commodity futures for proprietary account intraday utilizing a technically based trading strategy.

Futures Trader

Rosenthal Collins Group

2008 to 2009

* Traded U.S. Treasuries and Energy and Commodity futures for personal account within RCG on an intraday basis utilizing a technically based strategy. Establish longer term spread positions using fundamental and technical analysis;

Trader- Limited Partner

Rosenthal Collins Group

1997 to 2008

Traded U.S. Treasury cash and futures using firm capital. for proprietary account. Employed a technically based strategy for intraday directional and spread positions. Establish longer term spread positions using fundamental and technical analysis;

Senior Trader-Director

Swiss Bank Corp/ UBS - New York, NY

January 1997 to November 1997

Co-Head Trader -U.S. Government Bonds

* Co-managed U.S. Treasury Desk comprised of 12 traders. Specifically responsible for the 5-30 year sector of the market;

* Initiated proprietary positions as well as fielding and generating customer business;

* Worked with customers and other desks to develop various swap transactions to enhance portfolio value;

* As a primary dealer in government securities, responsible for auctions and Federal Reserve open market operations.

Senior V.P. and Head U.S. Government Bond Trader

Dillon Read & Co

1994 to 1997

Managed Trading Desk of 14 traders including but not limited to customer relationship building, preparation of annual budget and daily risk management role;

* Assumed proprietary positions in Treasuries for the desk;

* Interacted with other fixed income trading desks in the firm to develop intermarket spread strategies;

* Primary customer liaison to discuss portfolio adjustments and various trade strategies. Bond Trader-Senior VP

Dillon Read & Co

1986 to 1994

Initiated Dillon's role as a key player in U.S. Treasury Zero Coupon bonds;

* Played an integral role in the Municipal Finance department's ability to structure major defeasance programs for our clients on a steady basis;

* Developed strong relationship with our portfolio analysis group to assist customers in employing portfolio strategies using zero coupon bonds.

* Facilitated customer business as well as proprietary trading in 10 thru 30 year sector of the market;

* Key player in having Dillon Read appointed as a Primary Dealer in Government Securities through expansion of Dillon's market share of customer business.

Vice President

Rothschild Unterberg Towbin - New York, NY

1984 to 1986

Zero Coupon Bond Trader

* Developed institutional customer business in U.S. STRIP and Certificates of Accrual market;

* Educated the institutional and retail sales force on the use of Zero Coupon bonds in portfolios.


Vice President

Salomon Brothers - New York, NY


Financial Analyst

* Led the financial team in charge of the development of all management controls for the CATS markets and the newly formed mortgage market;

* Prepared daily Profit & Loss and various management reports for Interest Rate Arbitrage and International Arbitrage desks.


M.B.A. in Finance

Fordham University - New York, NY

B.S. in Accounting

Fordham University - Bronx, NY


Microsoft Word,Excel


Finra Series 7, 63,


Volunteer : EMT-B,Pleasantville Ambulance Corp.,Meals on Wheels, American Red Cross

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