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Sam Pierson has more than ten years of financial services experience, primarily focusing on the Securities Finance industry. Through that lens he has analyzed global trends for lending equities, credit, sovereign debt and ETFs. His analysis is published in the S&P Global Market Intelligence Securities Finance quarterly reviews and he has been quoted on the topics of Securities Finance and short selling in the mainstream financial press.
Sam can provide an expert opinion on short-selling equities and credit and how those activities will show up in various datasets. A specific example is the comparison of the bi-monthly exchange short interest data in the US and the borrowing of equity shares and ETFs. Those data points are reported with different lag times and frequencies, Sam can provide guidance on getting the most value out of these datasets while avoiding noise.
Sam's prior career experience includes risk operations at a $4B+ AUM hedge fund and analyst at ETF trading at an RIA startup.
Sam holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the University of Colorado, United States.