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Gene D. Donney is a financial industry executive and [[entrepreneur]]. His career has led him into the areas of brokerage, research, software, and trading. He became a Senior Vice President of [[Maymont Partners]] in January 2011, where he is responsible for distribution of James River’s domestic [[hedge funds]]. He has been a member of all major US futures exchanges and London’s LIFFE, and has served on committees of exchanges, the [[National Futures Association]],  and [[Futures Industry Association]].  
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Gene D. Donney is a financial industry executive and entrepreneur. His career has led him into the areas of brokerage, research, software, and trading. He has been a member of all the major U.S. futures exchanges and London's LIFFE, and has served on several exchange committees, the National Futures Association and the Futures Industry Association.  He began work on Nutbridge in 2016.
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He was previously senior vice president of [[Maymont Partners]].
  
 
== Background ==
 
== Background ==
After abandoning music as a career direction, Donney answered a blind ad as a telephone canvasser in 1976. Six months later he became the youngest owner of [[Donney Securities Ltd.]], believed to be the youngest-ever owner of a [[Futures Commission Merchant]]. He was 24 years old.
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After stepping back from music as a career direction in 1976, Donney answered a blind for telephone canvassers. Six months later he established [[Donney Securities Ltd.]] as an FCM with the CFTC (pre-NFA) and is believed to have been the youngest-ever owner of a FCM. He sold the company to employees in 1978 at the age of 25.  
  
 
His work in research and consulting began in 1978, culminating as commodity columnist for Financial World magazine. In 1981, he joined [[Merrill Lynch Commodities]] as an institutional [[broker]], then moved to [[Dean Witter]] where he was responsible for bringing European banks into the financial futures markets. Donney was an [[IB]] and a [[CTA]] in 1984, eventually moving to London as an acquisition consultant for Elders Finance Group. They purchased the U.S. and Swiss operations of Rudolf Wolff, and Donney was appointed chief executive.  
 
His work in research and consulting began in 1978, culminating as commodity columnist for Financial World magazine. In 1981, he joined [[Merrill Lynch Commodities]] as an institutional [[broker]], then moved to [[Dean Witter]] where he was responsible for bringing European banks into the financial futures markets. Donney was an [[IB]] and a [[CTA]] in 1984, eventually moving to London as an acquisition consultant for Elders Finance Group. They purchased the U.S. and Swiss operations of Rudolf Wolff, and Donney was appointed chief executive.  

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Gene D. Donney
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Employer Nutbridge family office

Gene D. Donney is a financial industry executive and entrepreneur. His career has led him into the areas of brokerage, research, software, and trading. He has been a member of all the major U.S. futures exchanges and London's LIFFE, and has served on several exchange committees, the National Futures Association and the Futures Industry Association. He began work on Nutbridge in 2016.

He was previously senior vice president of Maymont Partners.

Background

After stepping back from music as a career direction in 1976, Donney answered a blind for telephone canvassers. Six months later he established Donney Securities Ltd. as an FCM with the CFTC (pre-NFA) and is believed to have been the youngest-ever owner of a FCM. He sold the company to employees in 1978 at the age of 25.

His work in research and consulting began in 1978, culminating as commodity columnist for Financial World magazine. In 1981, he joined Merrill Lynch Commodities as an institutional broker, then moved to Dean Witter where he was responsible for bringing European banks into the financial futures markets. Donney was an IB and a CTA in 1984, eventually moving to London as an acquisition consultant for Elders Finance Group. They purchased the U.S. and Swiss operations of Rudolf Wolff, and Donney was appointed chief executive.

Later in 1990 Donney founded Pegasus Econometric Group, providing research and trading advice to major banks and energy companies worldwide. After Pegasus was sold to Thomson in 1993, Donney founded AudiTrack, a real-time trade simulation company with links to major exchanges, which eventually merged with AudiTrade to form US Virtual. AudiTrade was responsible for creating and licensing the first Internet-based trading platform in the futures industry. Donney sold US Virtual to SunGard Data Systems in 2000.

Donney ran the luxury water company Aqua Maestro Inc., which he founded in 2002.[1] Aqua Maestro Inc. was sold to Global Beverage Solutions, Inc. in 2007.[2]

In 2008, Donney formed Dostan LLC with Jules Staniewicz, a commodity trading advisory company, pioneering the use of non-predictive, non-deterministic quant models.[3]

Education

Donney is a graduate of Fordham University with music credits from Juilliard.

Registration Information

  • Gene D. Donney – NFA ID: 0070651
  • Dostan LLC – NFA ID: 0397114

Published Work

  • Profit Loss, The Beta Paradox, December 2008, Gene Donney
  • Profit Loss, Trend Follower, Where art Thou?, December 2007, Gene Donney

References

  1. Former Financer Becomes Water Entrepreneur in Boca. redOrbit.
  2. Global Beverage Solutions, Inc. Acquires Aqua Maestro, Inc., Premier Internet Retailer, Importer and Distributor of High-End Bottled Water. The Fountainhead.
  3. Gene D. Donney. Dostan LLC.