Emmanuel Ferreira, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer
Emmanuel Ferreira founded Convector Capital Management in November of 2011. From January 2003 to November 2011 he was employed by OppenheimerFunds, Inc. as the portfolio manager of the Oppenheimer Quest Opportunity Value Fund, portfolio manager of the equity sleeve of the Oppenheimer Balanced Fund, Oppenheimer Balanced VA Fund, the Multiple Strategies Fund, and the Panorama Total Return Fund. He was also the portfolio manager of the Merrill Lynch Opportunistic Long/Short fund, one of only two long/short equity portfolios approved on this platform, and co-manager of the Select Value Fund.
Prior to this Emmanuel was Managing Director and Portfolio Manager at Lashire Investments Ltd and a senior equity analyst at Mark Asset Management Corp, where he focused on the Energy and Consumer sectors. Before starting his career in asset management, Emmanuel worked in the Financial Advisory Services group of Coopers & Lybrand LLP, where he specialized in international mergers, acquisitions, privatization and restructuring.
Emmanuel has appeared on CNBC, Bloomberg and other programs. He has been profiled in Barron's, and interviewed in publications such as The New York Times, BusinessWeek, U.S. News and World Report and The Wall Street Journal. He is a member of several investment-related organizations.
Emmanuel served in the United States Navy as an anti-submarine warfare specialist. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Schiller International University with a B.B.A. in International Business, and earned an M.B.A. from Harvard University's Graduate School of Business Administration.
John Wilkens, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer
John has over thirty years’ experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Convector Capital Management, John worked for sixteen years at Mark Asset Management Corp, first as the Controller and then for eleven years as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Compliance Officer. John oversaw all aspects of accounting, back office operations, compliance, administration, IT and client reporting. Prior to Mark Asset Management, John was an Assistant Vice President at Hyperion Capital Management, where he oversaw back office operations. John also worked for Crum & Forster Corp holding various positions in investment accounting, internal audit and corporate accounting.
John is a retired Major, having served in the United States Army Reserve in various leadership and staff assignments. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Rutgers University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Dmitry Silakov, Chief Technology Officer
Dmitry Silakov is leading the technological development of our proprietary platform C.A.R.L. (Convector Algorithms Research Laboratory) which is becoming a core aspect of how we improve the productivity and effectiveness of our research. A senior technologist with 20 years of diverse experience in the management of design, development, implementation and maintenance of enterprise applications and systems across financial services and technology conglomerates. Prior to joining Convector Capital Management, Dmitry worked at HSBC for over three years leading global traded risk and financial risk technology projects. Prior to HSBC, he spent over ten years at Goldman Sachs as a Startegist working across Fixed Income, Equities, High Frequency Trading, and Financial Risk Divisions. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Dmitry was an e-commerce Systems Engineer at Shutterfly's MyPublisher, a technology consultant at Business Edge Solutions, part of Dell consulting, and a developer at AT&T.
Dmitry served in the Russian Navy as a medical specialist. He graduated from St. Petersburg 1st Medical University with a B.S. in Medical Science and Columbia University's Computer Technology Applications program.
Antoine Ferreira, Software Engineer
Antoine Ferreira is collaborating with the research and development of C.A.R.L. (Convector Algorithms Research Laboratory), providing computing solutions that have the goal of boosting the efficiency and productivity of the investment team by automating and improving the research process. Previously, Antoine was a full stack developer for 4 years at Amadeus IT Group where he worked in both front-end e-retail applications used by over 100 airlines, and back-end applications that handle over 50 million transactions a day. During his period at Amadeus he was trained as a scrum master, leading his team to successful deliveries of multiple projects and handling the development cycle end-to-end; as well as being a coach for accessible web development.
Antoine obtained his telecommunications engineering degree from the Polytechnic University of Madrid, considered the best engineering university in Spain, and his masters degree from the Catholic University of Louvain, considered one of the best universities in Europe. He obtained a distinction with honors on his master thesis for his work on augmented reality used in combination with Internet of Things. His thesis was presented and published at the IEEE Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing in 2013.
Wing Chow, Senior Analyst
Wing oversees macroeconomic data analysis and provides quantitative analytical support and performance evaluations. Prior to this he worked at Encima Global providing economic analysis to David Malpass, who had served in this function for Convector since its inception. Previously, Wing was a Managing Director in the Equity Research department of Bear Stearns. During his 14 years at Bear he held a number of research and research management positions, including: investment strategy, writing Bear's technical and quantitative reports "from the Trading Floor"; was ranked in the Institutional Investor poll for Index Analysis in the Derivatives category; evaluated analyst performance as a member of the Analyst Oversight Committee; and was the liaison between equity analysts and the Director of Research for stock selection in the Equity Research Focus List
Wing studied Mathematics and Linguistics at Northeastern University.