Sol Waksman

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Sol Waksman
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Occupation President/founder
Employer BarclayHedge
Location Fairfield, Iowa, USA
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Website www.barclayhedge.com
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Sol Waksman is the founder and president of BarclayHedge, a firm that provides institutional clients and high-net-worth investors in the hedge fund and managed futures sectors with performance measurement and portfolio management products, niche publications, database and software programs and consulting services.[1]

He sold the firm to Backstop Solutions Group in December 2018 and serves as president of the Backstop BarclayHedge Division.

Background[edit]

Waksman has more than 30 years of executive experience in the industry. He has served as a director of The Foundation for Managed Derivatives Research. He has been a guest lecturer at Cornell University, served on industry panels, and published a number of articles about the managed futures industry.[2]

He was cited in a research paper in 2002 titled "Managed Futures and Hedge Funds: A Match Made in Heaven" by Harry M. Kat, Professor of Risk Management, Cass Business School, City University, London.[3]

Fernando Diz, an assistant professor of finance at Syracuse University, and president of M&E Financial Markets Research, LLC, a registered Commodity Trading Advisor, thanked Waksman in his paper titled "How do CTAs’ Return Distribution Characteristics affect their likelihood of Survival?”[4]

Waksman had money invested with the hedge fund manager Victor Niederhoffer when Niederhoffer went under in 1997.[5]

Education[edit]

Waksman holds a BA in psychology and economics from City University of New York.

References[edit]

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