Paul Aaronson is the Chief Operating Officer of i(x) investments and CEO of its subsidiary, i(x) Financial Services, which owns i(x)’s broker dealer. Aaronson is a senior financial services executive with over 35 years of diverse experience in asset management, alternatives investing, new product development and global securities law.
Aaronson’s broad experiences in a variety of investment-related roles include Managing Director at Guggenheim Partners Investment Management, where he was responsible for supporting all of the business aspects of the Equities group and Chief Operating Officer of its Global Alpha Equities team; founding a financial consulting firm that advised on a variety of projects relating to alternative investment platforms, exchange traded funds and investment indices; serving as Chief Executive Officer of a registered investment advisor with a managed accounts platform that facilitated access to hedge fund managers across a variety of investment strategies; and co-founding several hedge fund start-ups.
Earlier in his career, Aaronson was Executive Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s, where he led S&P’s index business, responsible for the development, calculation, dissemination and licensing of its global indices, and its portfolio advisory business, which provided investment strategies and advice to portfolio managers worldwide.
Prior to that, Aaronson 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. 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.
Aaronson began his career as a securities lawyer with the law firm of Sullivan & Cromwell in New York City.
Aaronson received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Middlebury College and his Doctorate of Jurisprudence from Yale Law School.