James J. Angel specializes in the market structure and regulation of global financial markets. He teaches undergraduate, MBA, and executive courses, including Investments and Capital Markets at Georgetown University. ”Dr. Jim” has testified before Congress about issues relating to the design of financial markets. Dr. Jim began his professional career as a rate engineer at Pacific Gas and Electric. Along the way he has also worked at BARRA (later part of Morgan Stanley). He has also served as a Visiting Academic Fellow in residence at the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD – now FINRA) and also as a visiting economist at the Shanghai Stock Exchange. He has also been chairman of the Nasdaq Economic Advisory Board, a member of the OTC Bulletin Board Advisory Committee, and has served on the board of directors of the Direct Edge Stock Exchanges (later part of BATS Global Markets). He graduated from the University of California-Berkeley, Ph.D.
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Howard W. Lutnick is Chairman & CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., and Chairman & CEO of BGC Partners Inc. Lutnick graduated from Haverford College in 1983 with a degree in economics and joined Cantor Fitzgerald the same year. Mr. Lutnick served on the Haverford College Board of Managers for 21 years, including as vice-chair and chair. He has also served on the boards of the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research and the Intrepid Museum Foundation. Mr. Lutnick is a member of the Board of Trustees for the National September 11 Memorial and Museum at the World Trade Center.
Anshu Jain is the President of Cantor Fitzgerald L.P., he works alongside Howard W. Lutnick, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Jain was Co-CEO of Deutsche Bank from June 2012 to June 2015. Prior to that, he worked at Merrill Lynch He served on the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Mr. Jain received his Bachelor’s degree in Economics, with honors, from the University of Delhi and his MBA in Finance degree, Beta Gamma Sigma, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.
Stephen Merkel is the Executive Managing Director, General Counsel and Secretary of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. He joined the firm in 1993. He is also Executive Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary of BGC Partners, Inc. Previously, he was the Director, Senior Vice-President, General Counsel and Secretary of eSpeed. Prior to joining Cantor Fitzgerald, Mr. Merkel was Vice-President and Assistant General Counsel at Goldman Sachs & Co., dedicated to the J. Aron Division. Mr. Merkel graduated with a B.A. Magna Cum Laude from the University of Pennsylvania and received his law degree from the University of Michigan School of Law.
Mark Kaplan is a Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Cantor Fitzgerald & Co. Prior to that position, Kaplan was the General Counsel for Société Générale for the Americas, leading its Legal and Compliance departments. Before joining Société Générale, he was the General Counsel for CIBC World Markets Corp.’s U.S. operations, and previously served as the Director of Litigation at Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. Mr. Kaplan holds a B.A. from Bucknell University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa, and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School.
Steven Bisgay is an executive member of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P. BATPrior to joining Cantor, Mr. Bisgay was the Chief Financial Officer of KCG Holdings. Before his appointment as Chief Financial Officer, he served as Knight Capital Group, Inc.’s Executive Vice-President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Bisgay served as Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. He has also served on the Board of Managers of Direct Edge Holdings LLC, until its merger with BATS Global Markets, Inc. Mr. Bisgay is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a BS in Accounting from Binghamton University and an MBA from Columbia University. He is also registered with FINRA and holds a Series 27 Financial Operations Principal License.
James Buccola is currently the Head of Fixed Income at Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., which he joined in December 2017, focusing on all Fixed Income Sales & Trading globally, as well as oversees CCRE, the Firm’s Commercial Mortgage Securities business.Prior to joining Cantor Fitzgerald & Co., Mr. Buccola was the Head of Securitized Products Trading at Credit Suisse Group AG.
Sage Kelly is a Senior Managing Director and Head of Investment Banking at Cantor Fitzgerald. Mr. Kelly has over 20 years of experience in investment banking, most recently serving as the Head of Healthcare Investment Banking at Jefferies from 2009 to 2015. Prior to Jefferies, Mr. Kelly served as a Managing Director at UBS where he worked from 1999-2009, and at Salomon Smith Barney in the Healthcare Investment Banking Group from 1994-1999. Mr. Kelly graduated from Boston College with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, finance, and economics.