Jon Acquafredda

Former Co-Founder & Senior Managing Partner at Meridian Equity Partners, Inc.

Jon Acquafredda

Jon Acquafredda

Former Co-Founder & Senior Managing Partner at Meridian Equity Partners, Inc.

Biography

Mr. Jon Acquafredda is Co-Founder & Senior Managing Partner at Meridian Equity Partners, Inc.Mr. Acquafredda spent his first few years at Meridian building its NYSE floor operation into one of the most premier and profitable operations on the floor. He produced approximately $25,000,000 of buy side commissions over a 6 year span while specializing in Risk & Convertible Arbitrage, Pairs and Stub trading. He spent the next few years building and developing Meridian's 'upstairs' trading floor in downtown Manhattan where he served as Head Sales Trader.Prior to starting Meridian in December 2004, Mr. Acquafredda worked under the umbrella of Cuttone & Co. where he led a three person team which developed a full book of buy side business. He also enjoyed several year stints on the NYSE at Farina & Associates trading Risk Arbitrage and Lombardi & Co trading listed Convertible Arbitrage. He started his career at Nomura Securities trading residential mortgage backed securities and Santander Financial Products in the equity arbitrage group. Mr. Acquafredda is Series 7, 24, 25, & 63 registered.Mr. Acquafredda graduated from Binghamton University with a double major in Economics & Psychology and Chaminade High School. He lives on Long Island with his wife and daughter where they are volunteers & fund raisers for the Freeport Animal Shelter.

Overview
Career Highlights

Meridian Equity Partners, Inc.

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762

Number of Awards

2

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Managing Director at Meridian Equity Partners, Inc.

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Former Co-Founder & Senior Managing Partner at Meridian Equity Partners, Inc.

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Senior Managing Partner at Meridian Equity Partners, Inc.

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Trader at Redwood Partners (Ventures)

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Managing Director, Marketing & Capital Introduction at Silver Leaf Partners LLC

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Managing Director at Pickwick Capital Partners LLC

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Managing Partner at Differential Research LLC

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Chief Operating Officer at Mirae Asset Securities (USA), Inc. (Broker)

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Former Director-Corporate Access at Meridian Equity Partners, Inc.

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Former Managing Director at Cuttone & Co., Inc.

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Former Co-Founder & Senior Managing Partner at Meridian Equity Partners, Inc.
Education
Economics & Psychology

The State University of New York at Binghamton, also known as Binghamton University is a public research university in the U.S. state of New York. The university is one of the four university centers in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. Since its establishment in 1946, the University has grown from a small liberal arts college, Harpur College, to a large doctoral-granting institution, presently consisting of six colleges and schools, and is now home to nearly 15,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The university's main campus is located in the Town of Vestal, with a secondary education center located in the nearby downtown Binghamton. Binghamton University is currently ranked 89th among the 262 national universities ranked in the 2013 U.S. News America's Best Colleges and Universities ranking and has been called a "Public Ivy".

Career History
Co-Founder & Senior Managing Partner
2004 - Current

Meridian Equity Partners, Inc. (MEP) is an SEC-registered, agency-only broker/dealer. The firm is a member of NYSE, FINRA, NFA and SIPC. Their products and services include U.S. cash equities, equity derivatives, high-frequency trading and prime brokerage services. It operates a full-service trading on the NYSE floor and has access to all markets and liquidity pools. MEP's options desk specializes in accessing liquidity through their counterparty network, and also caters to high frequency and quantitative traders. The company's Prime Brokerage provides end-to-end solutions to single- and multi-primed established hedge funds, start-up funds.The company was founded in 2004 and is located in New York City.

Trader
Prior

Founded in 1969, Nomura Securities International, Inc. (NSI) is a FINRA-registered broker/dealer headquartered in New York City. The firm is a division of Nomura Holding America, Inc. and their ultimate parent is Nomura Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: NMR, TYO: 8604, AMS: 8604).NSI provides securities brokerage services, as well as asset management, domestic retail, global markets, global investment banking and global merchant banking services. The firm's fixed-income business consists of bond sales and trading, origination and product supply for securitization deals and real estate-focused asset finance operations (in cooperation with Investment Banking). NSI's bond trading operation delivers round-the-clock trading in major government bonds and all trading services are based on sophisticated risk and position management systems, as well as a firm capital base and risk tolerance.In the equity markets, NSI offers sales and trading of domestic and foreign stocks on a global basis, primarily for institutional investors. They handle the global flow of orders from their domestic and foreign client base. The firm also offers clients solutions backed by their own positions, including block and basket trades.

Professional
Prior

Founded in 1984 by Donato Cuttone, Cuttone & Co., Inc. is a broker/dealer located in New York City. The firm provides an array of agency services and prime brokerage solutions to institutional investors, hedge funds and professional money managers. They offer execution services including options trading and strategies, NYSE floor access, sales trading, algorithmic execution, international equities, multi-strategy arbitrage and automated trading solutions and DMA tools for U.S. equities and options. Cuttone & Co. also provides multi-prime brokerage services, capital introduction consulting, options trading and strategies, outsourced trading desk services and Cuttone Compass, a portfolio management system.Cuttone & Co. partners with independent research firms to provide high quality, objective research and real-time information. The firm's daily research report offer detailed technical analysis of market conditions, in-depth review of specific sector attributes and proprietary market insights. They provide sector level research, trend analysis, exclusive technical data and indicators based on proprietary information. Cuttone & Co. monitors bullish/bearish technical configurations on a variety of equities including IBD 100 stocks and S&P 4- and 5-rated stocks. They also provide customized stock screens, research on all securities in specific portfolios and reports on other markets including commodities and ETFs.

Awards & Honors
Series 24 - General Securities Principal
Series 7 - General Securities Representative
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