After listing its first ETFs on the London Stock Exchange, SPA ETF Inc.
has opened its first New York office. The new office will be headed by Edward Feliciano
and Donald Decker
, who will be executive directors. Both were previously employed with Prudential Equity Group.
SPA ETF Inc. (SPA ETF), an investment
adviser and affiliate of London & Capital, a specialist provider of
investment products including Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), today announced
the opening of their U.S. operations as part of the expansion of their
business into the U.S. market. Edward Feliciano, Executive Director in the
New York Office, will lead a team of professionals that will be responsible
for driving the SPA ETF business growth.
"We are excited about SPA ETF expanding operations in the U.S. on the
heels of listing our ETF products on the London Stock Exchange" said Daniel
Freedman, Co-founder and CEO. "We welcome Edward Feliciano who has joined
our firm to lead our U.S. operations working in conjunction with Donald
Decker, Michael Miranda and Ryan Grosdider to drive our growth."
The New York office will be run by Edward Feliciano and Donald Decker,
executive director. Both executives come to SPA ETF with over 10 years of
diverse financial knowledge and background.
-- Mr. Feliciano, 42, joins the company from Prudential Equity Group,
where he served as Vice President in the Institutional Equity Sales
department. While at Prudential Equity Group, Mr. Feliciano held
various senior management positions working in the equity research
division and equity sales department where he interacted with diverse
investment teams. Previously, he was Assistant Vice President for
Equity Marketing at Dean Witter Reynolds where he was responsible for
implementing and establishing equity marketing for the financial
institution group. He received a bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering with a minor in economics from Rensselaer Polytechnic
Institute in 1988 and received his Security Analysis, Financial
Statement Analysis and Option Strategies certification from New York
Institute of Finance.
-- Mr. Decker, 35, joins the company from Prudential Equity Group, where
he served as Vice President in the Equity Advisory Services department.
While at Prudential Securities, Mr. Decker helped drive retail equity
sales with the Central and Midwest regions. Previously, Mr. Decker
worked at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in the Equity Marketing division
where he helped to coordinate marketing of proprietary equity
portfolios within the retail branch system. Prior to that, Mr. Decker
worked at Dean Witter Reynolds in their corporate finance group. He
received a bachelor's degree in economics and a bachelor in history
from Fairfield University.
-- Mr. Miranda, 34, joins from Prudential Equity Group, where he was a
Sales Associate in the Institutional Equity Sales department. While at
Prudential Equity Group, Mr. Miranda developed strong relationships
with analysts, traders and assisted in marketing to an institutional
client base. Previously, Mr. Miranda worked at PEA Capital as an
Associate in their Investment Research department. There Mr. Miranda
worked with portfolio managers and research analysts on the PIMCO
Innovation Fund. Prior to that, Mr. Miranda worked at Oppenheimer
Capital as an Associate in their Portfolio Management division
supporting Mid-Cap portfolio manager. He received a B.B.A with a
concentration in economics from Pace University.
-- Mr. Grosdidier, 25, joins from Thompson Financial Corporate Services
Group, where he was an Analyst in their Capital Markets Intelligence
department. While at Thompson Financial, Mr. Grosdidier provided
equity Investor Relations Consulting to corporate investor relations
directors and senior executives. Previously, Mr. Grosdidier worked at
Prudential Equity Group where he was an Associate Equity Research
Advisor. There he worked directly with the Wachovia retail sales force
regarding investment strategy. He received a bachelor's degree with a
finance concentration and a minor in economics at Fordham University.
Edward Feliciano, Executive Director said: "Our team is extremely
excited to join the firm and see a wonderful opportunity with ETF's in the
future. We believe that our team will be instrumental in growing the SPA
SPA ETF uses the MarketGrader System which is a computer driven
analysis program that uses a combination of security analysis that
evaluates the U.S. economy, 10 economic sectors, 130 industries and reviews
approximately 5,700 U.S.-listed companies, including virtually all
securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange, the American Stock
Exchange and NASDAQ (excluding all over the counter bulletin board stocks),
including 400 ADRs.
SPA ETF is an innovative investment adviser established to offer
private and institutional investor's access to ETFs tracking fundamental US
focused indices. Additional information is available at http://www.spa-etf.com.
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