I am the Managing Partner of Old Blackheath Companies. Previously, I was a founder of TF Market Advisors, a credit derivatives and global macro boutique, and before that I was the Chief Operating Officer of Societe Generale’s Global Research & Strategy Department (New York City, NY) covering credit, equity, FX, rates, economics, quantitative, strategy and cross asset solutions. Prior to that, I held a variety of legal and regulatory risk management positions at Credit Suisse and Banc of America Securities. I started my career as an investment banking associate at BlueStone Capital Partners covering technology corporate finance transactions and, after receiving my law degree, I was an Associate at Coudert Brothers in New York City, focusing on corporate and M&A transactions. The author is a Forbes contributor. The opinions expressed are those of the writer.