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Patrick Stiefel2017-08-17T16:30:44+00:00

Patrick Stiefel, Director of Trading

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Patrick Stiefel

Direc­tor of Trad­ing

Patrick ensures opti­mal trade exe­cu­tion for Swan’s Defined Risk Strate­gies. He also applies the exist­ing rules to make risk man­age­ment rec­om­men­da­tions. In the course of track­ing the mar­kets, Patrick is respon­si­ble for mon­i­tor­ing risk and iden­ti­fy­ing effi­cient ways of invest­ing. In order to facil­i­tate order flow, he is heav­i­ly involved in find­ing new mar­kets to devel­op, while fos­ter­ing Swan’s cus­to­di­an and ven­dor rela­tion­ships.

Pri­or to join­ing Swan, he received for­mal options train­ing in 2000 from the Inter­na­tion­al Trad­ing Insti­tute. He then worked to facil­i­tate retail equi­ty option flow as it was tran­si­tion­ing from the floor to the elec­tron­ic world with Chicago’s STC. In addi­tion to option strate­gies, Patrick has suc­cess­ful­ly trad­ed inter­est rate curves, cur­ren­cies, com­modi­ties futures, plus a vari­ety of over-the-counter prod­ucts. He has years of expe­ri­ence as a mar­ket mak­er in the SPX, SPZ, and Eurodol­lar option pits on the CBOE and the CME. In his 10 years at Tradelink Hold­ings, he man­aged deriv­a­tive posi­tions and risk, con­sis­tent­ly return­ing prof­its to investors.

Patrick played semi-pro­fes­sion­al base­ball for the Alas­ka Gold Pan­ners from 1996 to 1997 and inter­col­le­giate base­ball at Tabor Col­lege where he earned a B.A. in math­e­mat­ics.

Patrick has focused his com­pet­i­tive pas­sion on deliv­er­ing results to investors. He enjoys gath­er­ing with good friends and fam­i­ly. His out­door activ­i­ties include ski­ing, golf, moun­tain bik­ing, and hik­ing. He is an avid pok­er play­er, which allows him to apply prob­a­bil­i­ty, psy­chol­o­gy, and game the­o­ry.