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Nitesh Shah is Head of Commodities & Macroeconomic Research, Europe, at WisdomTree. Prior to the acquisition of ETF Securities in April 2018, Nitesh was a commodities strategist for the company. Nitesh has 20 years of experience as an economist and strategist, covering a wide range of markets and asset classes.
At WisdomTree, he has been leading research efforts in the commodity space, developing accessible publications targeted to a wide audience. His gold model and outlooks are widely anticipated by clients.
Nitesh began his career at HSBC Investment Bank. He went on to become an economist at the Pension Protection Fund and then an economist covering the European structured finance markets at Moody’s Investors Service, where he was a member of Moody’s global macroeconomics team.
Nitesh holds a bachelor of science in economics from the London School of Economics and a master of arts in international economics and finance from Brandeis University.
Aneeka Gupta is a Director of Research at WisdomTree. Prior to the acquisition of Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) Securities in April 2018, Aneeka worked as an equity and commodities strategist at the company. She has 17 years of experience working as a research analyst across a wide range of asset classes. In her current role, she is responsible for conducting analysis for all in-house equity, commodity and macro publications and assisting the sales team with client queries about products and markets.
Aneeka holds an MSc in mathematics from Oxford University and a BSc in mathematics from the University of Delhi, India. She is also a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
Benjamin Dean is a Director on the Digital Assets team for WisdomTree. He focuses on overall digital asset strategy, research and external relations. Before joining the company, Ben was cyber catastrophe lead at Hiscox Insurance Group. His prior work experience covered the opportunities and risks presented by emerging technologies for organizations including the OECD and the European Parliament.
Ben was a Fellow for cybersecurity and received a master of international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. He also graduated with honors from the University of Sydney with a bachelor of economic and social sciences.
Mirva Anttila joined WisdomTree’s Research team as a Director in August 2022 from a senior advisory role at a Swedish fund advisory firm. Prior to that, she headed an alternative investments team at Finnish asset manager FIM and spent more than 15 years as a senior partner and portfolio manager at a New York-based family office focused on listed technology and growth stock investing, as well as alternative investments. In addition, Mirva has more than six years of experience from the sell side as head of the telecom equities team at Danske Securities and as a director at CIBC Capital Markets. Mirva started her career in strategic planning at Nokia. She holds a master of science degree in economics from Aalto University, Finland.
Christopher Gannatti began at WisdomTree as a Research Analyst in December 2010, working directly with Jeremy Schwartz, CFA®, Director of Research. In January 2014, he was promoted to Associate Director of Research, where he was responsible for leading different groups of analysts and strategists within the broader Research team at WisdomTree. In February 2018, Christopher was promoted to Head of Research, Europe, where he is based out of WisdomTree’s London office and responsible for the full WisdomTree research effort within the European market, as well as supporting the UCITs platform globally. Christopher came to WisdomTree from Lord Abbett, where he worked for four and a half years as a regional consultant. He received his MBA in quantitative finance, accounting and economics from NYU’s Stern School of Business in 2010 and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Colgate University in 2006. Christopher is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.
Jason Guthrie is Head of Digital Assets for WisdomTree in Europe. Jason oversees WisdomTree’s digital assets efforts, which include bringing new products to market, identifying opportunities to enhance existing products, driving distribution strategies and leading client education and engagement on cryptocurrencies. He is responsible for efforts beyond the traditional product set and is actively pushing the digital asset agenda by pursuing alternative and strategic projects.
Previously, Jason was Head of Capital Markets for WisdomTree in Europe for four years, where his team was responsible for ensuring clients had a smooth trade execution experience. Prior to joining WisdomTree, Jason worked at Deutsche Bank’s ETF Capital Markets group and Macquarie Bank as an investment executive based in Sydney, Australia. Jason holds a bachelor of commerce (finance) from Macquarie University in Sydney.
Matt Kress is an experienced digital marketer, sales training facilitator and business owner. His goal is to help advisors attract and retain more clients in the digital world we live in today.
As the Director of Advisor Innovation at WisdomTree, Matt is a keynote speaker and coach to financial advisors. He brings data, in-depth research and his experience of working with 200+ advisors to help advisors attract and retain more of the right clients.
He uses a simple process that creates actionable steps for advisors and their teams to understand and apply research to their online presence.
Pierre Debru heads the Quantitative Research & Multi Asset Solutions team in Europe for WisdomTree. Pierre joined the WisdomTree Research team in 2019 as a Director. He focuses on cross-asset quantitative research, client portfolio solutions and short and leverage investments. Prior to joining the company, Pierre worked in investment research for DWS and the XTrackers range for more than five years. During this period, he focused on smart beta investments, model portfolio construction and thought leadership. Pierre has more than 17 years of experience in investments and structured asset management. He graduated from École Centrale Paris and obtained a master of science in mathematics applied to finance.