NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Academy Securities, a registered broker-dealer, certified Disabled Veteran Business Enterprise (DVBE), and Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), today announced the addition of Dan Schaeffer as Director of ABS Capital Markets.
Mr. Schaeffer has nearly 20 years of experience in the investment universe, primarily in ABS, CLO and the esoteric ABS world. He began his career at Deutsche Bank in 2001 in the Structured Products Trading Group. Subsequently, he was a senior trader and portfolio manager at MKP Capital from 2008-2011, then head of ABS trading at Mizuho Securities, where he built out their trading ABS/esoteric ABS trading desk.
“Dan brings a tremendous amount of expertise and experience in ABS to Academy,” stated Chance Mims, CEO of Academy Securities. “Additionally, he will be a great mentor to our transitioning veterans.”
Mr. Schaeffer commented on his joining Academy Securities, “I’m honored and grateful to be a part of Academy Securities. Being 30 yards away from South Tower when it was struck on 9/11, I’ve always wanted the opportunity to support those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country to keep us safe. Academy Securities is dedicated to supporting post-9/11 veterans and the firm’s Geopolitical Intelligence Group is well-positioned to help guide our clients through these uncharted economic environments.”
Mr. Schaeffer graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering. He is a Chartered Market Technician (CMT).
“Dan has an incredible background in ABS and will be instrumental in expanding the breadth of products and services that we offer to our clients,” said Phil McConkey, President of Academy Securities.
About Academy Securities
Academy Securities is a preeminent disabled veteran owned investment bank with strength in capital markets, public finance, fixed income and equity trading. Leadership and staff have had intensive military training prior to entering and gaining in depth financial services experience in global capital markets. We are mission driven with a high ethical code, a solid sense of accountability and strive for excellence in the pursuit of our clients’ success. Intellectual assets, strong visionary leaders and a proud team commitment bring out the best in each other for the benefit of our clients. Academy is our nation’s first and only post-9/11 disabled veteran owned investment bank and is a certified as a DVBE, SDVOSB, and MBE. The firm has a strong top and middle tier client base served by a national platform with offices in New York, Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Chapel Hill, Kansas City, and Sacramento. Information about Academy Securities is available at www.academysecurities.com.