Trading Desk Services
As a unique aspect of our offering to our clients, Moors & Cabot provides access to a dedicated team of Traders. Our in-house Trading Desk Services allow for a depth to our relationships not usually found with wealth management firms, and our Traders are prepared to provide support across a wide array of asset classes, from retail equity and syndicate offerings to fixed income investments and municipal bonds.
U.S. Government Agency Bonds
Corporate Debt Obligations
Certificates of Deposit
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At Moors & Cabot, we view Trading Desk Services as more than just trade execution. It means having a team of seasoned trade consultants available to counsel your financial advisor about opportunities to replace maturing bonds, limiting exposure, market conditions to monitor, and having the visibility to shop trades across multiple execution platforms.
Moors & Cabot continues to makes significant investments in the underlying technology and order management platforms that support our Trading Desk Services team. We do our best to ensure that our individual and institutional clients benefit from a trading team that has the tools necessary to give them access to multiple trade channels, high speed of execution, and the ability to manage the most complex trading scenarios.
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A Team of Experienced Professionals
The members of our Trading Desk have an average of more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. They have experience handing numerous products, including municipal bonds, U.S. Treasuries, equities, and mutual funds. Their diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise are outlined below.
Vice President, Institutional Trading
Al is an Institutional Equity Sales Trader. He is responsible for managing trade executions while providing a high level of personalized service. He analyzes each client’s needs while ensuring best execution practices and delivering timely market data. Al is a member of The Boston Securities Traders Association and was a former board member where he served as Treasurer for three years and Secretary for one. Al has been with Moors & Cabot since 1984, when he started as an intern and became a trading clerk in 1986 upon graduation from Salem State University. He currently holds series 7, 55, and 63 licenses.
Managing Director, Fixed Income Investments
Brad has an extensive background in municipal bond origination, sales, trading, and credit analysis. He brings a deep and varied education in the municipal bond market, making him a strong resource for value-oriented fixed income investing. Prior to M&C, Brad worked for some of the largest and smallest fixed income desks in the country.
Managing Director, Fixed Income Investments
Peter brings a deep concentration in municipal bonds. Peter has seen all types of markets and is a valuable asset no matter the interest rate environment. He is a tireless bidder of bonds and goes out of his way to find his clients the best combination of safety and value.
Greg Lavine, CFA
Vice President, Fixed Income Investments
Greg has deep experience in municipal bond portfolio management and wealth management. He manages national and state-specific municipal bond portfolios with short to long duration horizons. Prior to M&C, Greg managed bond portfolios for a large wealth manager and ran their $450 million wealth management team in New York.
Vice President, Fixed Income Trading
Matt generates fixed income solutions for Moors & Cabot’s retail brokers and clients. He executes and monitors trades for best execution and client suitability and creates tailored portfolio proposals for current and prospective clients. He works with a wide array of products, including: U.S. Treasuries, agencies, corporates, CDs, mortgages, structured products, and municipals. Matt joined Moors & Cabot in 2007. He graduated with honors from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor of Science in Economics.
Vice President, Fixed Income Sales
Bob came to Moors & Cabot with over 40 years of experience with bond firms. He started with Kidder, Peabody & Co. and moved on to positions with UBS and, most recently, Oppenheimer’s Boston Desk. One of Bob’s many achievements was joining Fidelity (from 1990 through 1998) with only three other colleagues to establish a de novo fixed income trading, underwriting, and sales platform that has now grown to over 400 people. Mr. Berg is a 1968 graduate of Marquette University, receiving a BS in Business, and has an MBA from Bucknell.
Senior Vice President and Manager, Capital Markets
Mr. Cuetara has been involved with the origination, sale and distribution of fixed-income securities for over 37 years. He began his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston followed by the management of various bond departments in Boston, including Blyth Eastman Dillon and Moseley Hallgarten Estabrook & Weeden. He served as the National Sales Manager at the former Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company in New York City and as the head of Public Finance at Fleet Securities, in Portland, Maine and in Boston.
Vice President, Equity Trading – Head Trader
Eric is the Head Trader at Moors and Cabot. His primary focus is ensuring compliance with industry regulations and that best execution polices are adhered to. He is also responsible for our Syndicate Trading, which includes equity IPOs , secondary market trading , new issue preferreds, and closed-end funds. Before joining Moors & Cabot, Eric held positions as Institutional Sales Trader and Retail Equity Trader, He currently holds series 7, 24, 55, and 63 licenses.
Vice President, Equity Trading
Greg’s primary focus is executing equity orders and to effect best trade execution while coordinating with our Registered Representatives. Products include: equities, options, mutual funds, and unit investment trusts (UITs). Greg has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, including over 20 years with Moors & Cabot, and is a member of The Boston Securities Traders Association. He previously worked as a specialist on the Boston Stock Exchange for BHF Securities and Moors & Cabot. Greg made markets in over 75 different companies and was also a floor broker executing trades for institutional clients. He currently holds series 7, 24, 55, and 63 licenses.
Are you an Institutional Wealth Manager? Moors & Cabot provides SMA and trade management as a service.
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