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Robert Stein

Mr. Robert Stein began his career as a project analyst for the Federal Reserve under former Chairman Paul Volcker and later went on to hold senior trading or portfolio management positions with large money-center Wall Street banks. Returning to Chicago in 1994, he formed Astor Financial, Inc., the parent company of Astor Asset Management LLC…

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John Eckstein

Mr. Eckstein joined Astor in 2011 and serves as Chief Investment Officer. As Vice Chairman of the firm’s investment committee, he is responsible for international global macro strategies. In 1995, Mr. Eckstein founded Cornerstone Quantitative Investment Group, a global macro hedge fund with peak assets of $600 million. Prior to Cornerstone, Mr. Eckstein was a…

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Bryan Novak

Mr. Bryan Novak joined Astor in 2002 and currently serves as Senior Managing Director. Mr. Novak has been involved in the research and development of the trading and investment strategies at the firm. He was instrumental in the launch of the firm’s mutual fund family in 2009 and has served as part of the portfolio…

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Scott Thomas

Mr. Scott Thomas joined Astor in 2008 and currently serves as the Director of Finance. As a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, he oversees the financial operations of the firm and supports business development and strategic relationship initiatives. Mr. Thomas began his career in the financial services industry with Equity Consultants and previously held…

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Mac O’Brien

Mr. Mac O’Brien joined Astor in 2016 and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of distribution, including the management of the internal and external sales teams and the management of national accounts. Mr. O’Brien also has a direct role in production and is involved in corporate strategy, product development and the creation of marketing collateral….

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Brian Durbin

Mr. Brian Durbin joined Astor in 2011 and currently serves as the Managing Director of Operations. Mr. Durbin has been involved in many aspects of Astor’s business. Mr. Durbin uses his broad knowledge to manage the technology and portfolio administration functions of the firm. As a member of the Investment Committee, Mr. Durbin assists the…

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Lee Oliff

Mr. Lee Oliff joined Astor in 2009 and currently serves as General Counsel. Mr. Oliff assists with all legal and compliance matters. Before serving as General Counsel, Mr. Oliff provided operational and compliance support while earning his Juris Doctorate from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Mr. Oliff is admitted to the bar in Illinois and is…

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