Peter Armstrong co-founded Triple Point Technology, a leading commodities management software business, in 1993 and was its chief executive officer until the sale of the company to the ION Group in 2013. Under Mr. Armstrong's leadership, Triple Point launched a full suite of industry-leading and award-winning products and evolved into a global organization supporting the demanding needs of energy and commodity market participants in a wide range of industries. Independent validation of Mr. Armstrong's leadership success included Triple Point being named a "Leader" in Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Energy Trading and Risk Management in every year the study was published.
Prior to founding Triple Point, Mr. Armstrong was an engineer at Bell Laboratories and held software development/management positions at J. Aron and Phibro, the energy and commodities trading divisions of Goldman Sachs and Salomon Inc., respectively. Mr. Armstrong earned a Master of Science degree in computer science from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to serving as a director for Hanweck, Mr. Armstrong sits on the board of directors/advisors for Mediant Communications, Eka Software Solutions, etouches Inc., and Qliktag Software.
As Chief Operating Officer of Hanweck, Michael Hollingsworth leverages his extensive trading and analysis experience in his role overseeing the company's quantitative research, business development and operations. Prior to joining Hanweck, he was chief quantitative analyst at MarketAxess, a leading electronic trading platform. Throughout his career, Mr. Hollingsworth has held positions trading fixed-income arbitrage at CIBC and Yamaichi; as an analyst for Merrill Lynch's Exotic Foreign-Exchange Options trading desk; and as a broker for JPMorgan Futures on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. Mr. Hollingsworth holds an MBA in finance and statistics from New York University, and a BS in finance from the Pennsylvania State University.
Terrence M. Belton is Managing Director, and Head of Global Portfolio Strategy for the Chief Investment Office at JPMorgan Chase. In this role, he oversees interest rate risk management for the firm as well as strategy around the firm’s investment portfolio. He was formerly head of Global Fixed Income and FX Research at JPMorgan, and an Economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington D.C.
He is currently a member of the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee and the NY Fed Financial Advisory Roundtable. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago where he has taught in the Graduate School of Business since 1995. Mr. Belton is co-author of several books, including The Treasury Bond Basis and Eurodollar Futures and Options; Controlling Money Market Risk. Mr. Belton received a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Michigan and did his undergraduate studies at Boston College.
Jean-Jacques Louis is Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Nasdaq. In this role, he is responsible for the strategic and financial analyses and execution of all corporate and business unit investments such as merger and acquisitions, joint-ventures and other business combinations.
Mr. Louis has been a financial professional in the capital markets and investment banking industries since 1992. Prior to joining Nasdaq in 2004, he was an M&A banker with UBS Investment bank in New York, NY in its Financial Institutions Group. In this role, Mr. Louis provided counsel and executed a number of US and international transactions in the financial institutions, financial technology and broker-dealer industries.
He started his career with Viel Tradition where he led the development of the short-term interest rate derivatives desk (interest rate swaps, forward rate agreements, swaptions, cap/floor). Viel Tradition is one the largest interbank dealers in the world. Mr. Louis received a Master of Science in Management from the Reims School of Management at Reims, France and an MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business in Hanover, NH.