Ed Sweeney is a partner and a founder of RCM Alternatives. He concentrates on risk analysis and suitability of trading strategies and portfolio managers in the RCM allocations. Previously, he was a Managing Director of Trading at TD Options, LLC, a subsidiary of TD Securities until 2006. He is also a founder of Starboard Specialty Funds, LLC. Which is an active fund specializing in private and publicly traded bank equities.
Mr. Sweeney is an experienced risk manager and trader of a variety of products, including fixed income, equities, and indices. Mr. Sweeney has developed methodologies for analyzing risk of portfolios that include options, futures, and equities. He had been a managing director at Stafford Trading. He was also a co-founder of a trading technology firm, Ragnarok Systems that was subsequently sold as part of the TD/Stafford Transaction. Mr. Sweeney was part of the senior management team that structured the sale of parts of the Stafford Trading Group to Toronto Dominion Bank. Prior to working at Stafford Trading Group, Mr. Sweeney worked for O’Connor & Associates and at Swiss Bank Corporation as a director of fixed income trading.
Mr. Sweeney graduated with an M.S. and B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. He has a J.D. from John Marshall Law School and is a member of the Illinois Bar. He holds a Series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.