Managing member of Equity Armor Investments, LLC.
Luke has over 30 years of experience trading equities, equity derivatives and structured products. Luke began his career with LETCO Trading in 1993 trading in several open outcry options pits and eventually becoming the specialist for the firms largest trading unit. After Toronto Dominion Bank (TD) acquired LETCO in 2002, Luke launched TD’s U.S. Institutional Equity Derivatives desk for listed and OTC client orders and proprietary portfolio trading. The desk grew from zero volume to trading billions in notional value across US single names and indices. During this period, Luke traded with the largest overlay and volatility managers in North America.
After leaving TD, Luke established an FSA approved, UK asset manager, Peachtree Asset Management (the asset manager for Peachtree Settlement Funding), managing assets in the structured settlement space. In his dual role as CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Luke was responsible for financial, compliance and business decisions of the unit, in addition to all asset mix, selection and trading of structured portfolios.
At EAI, Luke is responsible for co-managing the firm’s mutual funds, Structured products offerings OCIO & ESG OCIO services. Luke is also a managing member of the firm’s private Crypto investments.
Luke is a well-recognized expert in the derivatives industry and has been widely quoted or featured in the WSJ, Reuters, Dow Jones Newswire, FOX Business News, TheStreet.com, The Financial Times, and Pensions and Investments.
He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago. Series 66 and Series 7 licensed.