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ON THE MOVE: Skoko in at BNY Asset Management as Head of Trading

Traders Magazine Online News, April 17, 2018

John D'Antona Jr.

BNY Mellon Asset Management North America hired Dragan Skoko as the Head of Trading and Trade Analytics. An industry leader with over two decades of experience, Skoko will systematize and scale the trading process and platform. Skoko most recently served as the Head of Trading at Quantopian Inc. in Boston where he built the firmís trading capability and implemented comprehensive trading, middle- and back-office functions. Skoko also served as the Head of Trading at Batterymarch Financial Management for over five years, where he developed a next-generation quantitative trading platform and streamlined trading operations. Over the course of more than two decades, Skoko has developed significant expertise while holding key trading, research and product positions at Fidelity Investments, Wellington Management and PHZ Capital Partners, LLC.

Dragan Skoko, BNY Mellon

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In addition, David Brooks, formerly the Head of Global Equity Trading for The Boston Company and currently a Trading Manager for BNY Mellon AMNA, will be leaving the firm. As a 20-year equity trading veteran, David will support Skoko during his transition.

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