Over the past twenty years, technology and lower trading costs have drastically affected the trading patterns and subsequent volatility of the global financial markets. Whitford’s research team developed a quantitative trading algorithm that, when applied to individual stocks within a specific index, gives indications of forward-looking short-term price movement, or “market sentiment.”
VOLSHARES Large Cap ETF (VSL) uses an objective, rules-based methodology to measure the performance of an equal-weighted portfolio of approximately 25 large capitalization U.S.-listed companies based on a quantitative, volatility-based model.
With an emphasis on realized volatility and market sentiment, Whitford’s research team looks to produce alpha returns from beta exposure on various indices. Whitford will continue to research and develop additional, asset class, sector and country specific strategies and plans.
Dominic J Catrambone
Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer
An industry veteran, Mr. Catrambone founded Whitford Asset Management to provide innovative new products to the industry after serving as a Registered Investment Advisor to High New Worth Clients. Identifying client’s desires to reduce volatility while maximizing performance, he designed the VolShares Large Cap SMA and ETF (VSL).
In his role as CEO and President, Mr. Catrambone’s oversees the company’s strategic planning, product development, investment management, investment research and investor relations.
Mr. Catrambone has extensive experience in investment management, product development, Ultra High Net Worth and financial planning. Prior to founding Whitford Asset Management, he served in executive roles at SEI, Penn Liberty’s Private Client Group and Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Catrambone is active in the community, where he founded the Brendan Bovard Tumor Research Fund (CHOP affiliated) and Charity Golf Tournament, serves as Director of the Hillcats ‘Swing for a Cause’ Charity Golf Outing and is General Manager of the Lionville Senior Legion Hillcats Baseball Program. He has previously served as board member at the National Liberty Museum, Walnut Street Theatre, Please Touch Museum, the Chester County Chamber of Commerce and the St. Elizabeth Parish CYO.
Mr. Catrambone is a graduate of LaSalle University, where he dual majored in management and marketing. He currently resides in Glenmore, Pennsylvania with his wife Jenn, his son Chadd and twin daughters Cassidy and Devon.
|Education:||B.S.||La Salle University, Business Administration, 1987|
|Dual Major in Marketing and Management|
Securities Licenses include Series 7 and 66
Mr. Gompers is consultant to Whitford. Mike's knowledge of ETF's was developed through his prior experiences as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Compliance Officer at Index Management Solutions, LLC. Mr. Gompers served as Portfolio Manager of Oppenheimer Revenue Weighted ETF Trusts. Prior to his roles at Oppenheimer, Michael has been the Chief Operating Officer at VTL Associates, LLC since March 2007 and served as its Analyst since July 2005.
|Education:||B.S.||Saint Joseph’s University, Accounting, 2004|
|M.B.A.||Saint Joseph’s University, Accounting, 2005|
J. Randall Williams
Managing Partner, Marketing & Advertising
With over twenty-five years of hands-on experience in investments, marketing, distribution, financing, technology, government procurement, banking, research, manufacturing, distribution and system design, Mr. Williams’ business expertise and experience extends across the globe. He has assisted companies in various phases, from the start-up phase, through acquisitions and mergers.
|Education:||B.S.||New York University, Information Technology, 2003, Cum Laude|
|AAS||New York University, Marketing, 2000, with Honors|