Paul Aaronson is the Chief Operating Officer at i(x) investments. He is a senior financial services executive with over 30 years of diverse experience in asset management, alternatives investing, new product development and global securities law.
Mr. Aaronson was previously a Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, where he was the Chief Administrative Officer for the Equities Group. In that capacity he was responsible for supporting all of the business aspects of the Equities organization. Mr. Aaronson joined Guggenheim in 2010 as the Chief Operating Officer of the Global Alpha group, a global equities management team. In that capacity, Mr. Aaronson helped integrate that newly transplanted team into the Guggenheim organization, developed new business, served as product manager for its products and as the client service representative for its clients.
Prior to joining Guggenheim, Mr. Aaronson founded and was President of Scaroon Associates, a financial consulting firm that advised on a variety of projects relating to alternative investment platforms, exchange traded funds and investment indices, as well as participated in several hedge fund-related start-up opportunities.
Mr. Aaronson served as the Chief Executive Officer of PlusFunds Group, Inc., a registered investment advisor with $3 billion under management on a managed accounts platform that facilitated access to hedge fund managers across a variety of investment strategies.
Prior to his role at PlusFunds, Mr. Aaronson was Executive Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s Portfolio Services Group. This group included Standard & Poor’s index business, responsible for the development, calculation, dissemination, and licensing of S&P’s global indices, and S&P’s portfolio advisory business, which provided investment strategies and advice to portfolio managers worldwide.
Before joining Standard & Poor’s, Mr. Aaronson was co-founder and managing director of Windrush Asset Management, LLC, an equity long/short hedge fund manager in New Canaan, Connecticut that employed a unique computer-driven trading model.
Before establishing Windrush, he was a principal in the Equity Derivatives group at Morgan Stanley in New York and London, working as the global product manager of international equity index basket products and exchange traded funds. Mr. Aaronson was instrumental in developing the first exchange traded funds to be focused on international equities.
He joined the Equity Derivatives group from Morgan Stanley’s in-house legal department in London, where he was vice president and counsel to Morgan Stanley’s European businesses.
Mr. Aaronson began his career as a securities lawyer with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.
Mr. Aaronson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Yale Law School.