2017 Texas Traders Convention

September 7th through 9th at The Four Seasons at Las Colinas

The DSTA is proud to announce that the 2017 Texas Traders Convention will feature a key note speech by David Zervos, Chief Market Strategist for Jefferies.

This year’s event will also include panel discussions about Active vs. Passive Management, moderated by Peter Cecchini from Cantor Fitzgerald, and MiFID II regulations, featuring Tom Congliaro from IHS Markit.

Learn more about our speakers below.

Online Registration Opening in July!

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Speakers & Moderators

David Zervos is the Chief Market Strategist for Jefferies LLC. David is best known across the financial services industry for his timely macroeconomic commentaries. In his role he continuously exchanges investment ideas with the world’s leading money managers, hedge funds, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds and government officials. He also appears regularly in the media as a frequent guest on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News.

Additionally, David is a regular speaker at many key industry conferences and events. David joined Jefferies in 2010 after spending 2009 as a visiting advisor in the Division of Monetary Affairs at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C. Prior to visiting the Federal Reserve, he held a variety of research, sales and trading positions in the private sector, most recently managing global macro portfolios for Brevan Howard and UBS O’Connor. He began his career as an economist at the Federal Reserve Board in the early 1990’s. He received a B.Sc. in Systems Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Rochester.

As Cantor’s Chief Market Strategist, Peter Cecchini has over 15 years of experience analyzing and hedging multi-asset class portfolios (10 years buy-side and 6 years sell-side). Peter started Cantor’s strategy and equity derivatives group in early 2011. The team’s strategy work has been voted ‘Institutional Investor All-American’ each year since inception. In 2010, he was Chief Strategist at BGC Partners, the public affiliate of Cantor Fitzgerald. For the 3 years prior to BGC, Peter was a Managing Partner and Portfolio Manager at an event-driven, special situations hedge fund seeded by Ulysses Management. Previously, Peter spent four years at Mellon Financial Corporation (within its Mellon HBV Alternative Strategies, LLC subsidiary) most recently as a Managing Director and group head of distressed investing. Until its acquisition by Mellon Financial, he spent over three years as an analyst and senior analyst at HBV Capital Management. During his tenure at Mellon, Peter sat on the Board of Directors of Ormet Corporation (strategy and hedging committee), a North American integrated aluminum producer. Peter has chaired or served on numerous committees prior to and during bankruptcy.

Peter has an MBA from Columbia University (Dean’s List), JD from Boston University (Edward S. Hennessey Scholar; American Jurisprudence Prize) and a BA in Economics from Haverford College. Peter is a frequent commentator on CNBC, Bloomberg, Fox News, the WSJ, and Canada’s BNN.

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