Index Committee

Nick Cherney, CFA, CIO
Nick co-founded VelocityShares in 2009. Previously, he worked at Barclays Capital in New York and had product development and management responsibilities for iPath ETNs. Previous to his role with Barclays Capital, Nick was a portfolio manager for iShares at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco where he managed over $25 billion of ETF assets across asset classes. Prior to that, he was an index research analyst at Barclays Global Investors. Nick has appeared on CNBC and Bloomberg TV and is frequently quoted in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Barron’s, and other leading financial publications. Nick holds a BA with Highest Honors in Economics from UC Berkeley and is a CFA charter holder.

William Lloyd, Managing Director
Will is a Managing Director at VelocityShares, and has more than 25-years experience in the financial markets. He was previously a Portfolio Strategist at Bridgewater Associates, and prior to joining Bridgewater he was a Managing Director at Barclays Capital responsible for building and managing securitization research, portfolio strategies, and index products. While at Barclays he was a founding board member and actively involved in the development and growth of iBoxx plc, Europe’s leading multi-dealer index provider for fixed income and CDS. Prior to Barclays he was a Director in Portfolio Strategies at Credit Suisse First Boston. He received an MBA from Columbia University and a BA from Union College.

Scott Weiner, DPhil, Managing Director, Head of Quantitative Strategy
Scott is Managing Director and Head of Quantitative Strategy for VelocityShares.  Prior to joining the firm, Scott was Managing Director and U.S. Head of Equity Derivatives and Quantitative Strategy at Deutsche Bank, where he was twice voted to the All-America Research Team in Equity Derivatives Research by Institutional Investor (II).  II also recently ranked Scott one of the top ten equity research analysts on Wall Street for Client Responsiveness and Investment Ideas.  His research has been published in Mathematical Finance as well as the Journal of Business and Economic Statistics.  Scott holds a Finance degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and Masters and Doctoral degrees in Economics from the University of Oxford.

Peter Hand, Index Committee Member
Peter Hand joined the Index Committee of VelocityShares in 2009. He is a Portfolio Manager and Research Officer at Tribeca Investment Partners Pty. He has been running the Tribeca Global Total Return Fund, which is a Global Macro hedge fund operating across a broad range of asset classes and time horizons, since he joined Tribeca in 2011.Prior to joining Tribeca, Peter spent 12 years at Barclays Global Investors (BGI). The majority of his time at BGI was spent in the Global Market Strategies Group (GMSG) where he has a founding member. After leaving BGI, Peter established and administered a privately funded investment strategy similar in structure to the Tribeca fund. Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics (cum laude) from Princeton University.

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