In his childhood, Peter lived in Dexter, Michigan. He graduated from Kalamazoo College in 1999 where he played football and earned a BA in Economics with a concentration in business. While at college he developed a passion for the evaluation of stocks and the analysis of market psychology. His two internships in college were with Goldenberg Hehmeyer on the Chicago Board of Trade Agricultural Floor. His senior project involved a dissertation on floor trading. In college, he also began trading his own account.
After graduation, Peter moved to Chicago to pursue a career in trading. His first position was with Prime International Trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. There he was required to complete their training courses on options and floor trading.
Shortly after moving to Chicago, he recognized a better opportunity and accepted a position as a stock trader for the Schonfeld Group. During his 12 years with the firm, his trading capital was increased from $200,000 to $12 million. In Chicago, he maintained his position while the firm reduced the number of traders nationwide from over 1,100 to around 150. He was relocated by the Schonfeld Group to their New York City office in 2008 where he worked for 5 years.
The Schonfeld Group again reduced the number of their traders in 2013. In 2014 joined Chimera Securities and moved back to Michigan to be closer to his family.
With sixteen years of experience in the financial industry, he decided to shift his career from trading to a financial advisory role. The skills he developed as a trader can be put to good use helping people better their lives. His passion now is to develop long term relationships with his clients and help them devise financial strategies that will allow them to achieve their goals in life and retire with confidence.
Peter holds the FINRA Series 7 and 66 registrations, as well as Annuity, Life, Health and Disability Insurance Licenses. He is a registered representative and investment advisor representative of Securian Financial Services, Inc. and is licensed in Michigan.
Peter enjoys following University of Michigan football and basketball. Hobbies include reading, running, and the culinary arts.
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