We bring efficiency and transparency to the practice of institutional investing in alternative investments.
Trusted Insight is a social marketplace for institutional investors in alternative investments. The product is an invite-only web-based trust network, allowing its users to share deals, make connections, and manage their portfolios in a private secure environment. Investors and funds post deals publicly or privately and make investments using our platform.
Joseph Omansky is a financial technology entrepreneur with particular focus on alternative investments and social media. He is an operating partner of venture-funded Trusted Insight, the fastest growing social network for institutional investors, now with 4,000 LPs each with over $1 billion in assets. In 2003, he founded SkyRank, a U.S. patented hedge fund ratings process now covering 11,000 funds worldwide,85% of the industry. SkyRank has been profiled on CNBC, and has served hundreds of clients including Dow Jones, Louisiana State Treasury, Montreal Stock Exchange, Fidelity, Janus, and Evergreen, among others. Prior to founding SkyRank, Mr. Omansky created and managed an equity options volatility arbitrage hedge fund for Tradelink LLC in Chicago. Prior to his employ with Tradelink, between 1998-2000, he was an equity options market maker on the CBOE employed with Lakota Trading Inc(Chicago), a market making entity formerly owned by Steve Fossett and subsequently purchased by GBar.
He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times,Institutional Investor, Crain’s, and other publications. SkyRank has been profiled on CNBC. He has been a speaker and moderator at hedge fund conferences in the U.S. Joseph received his MA in International Economics and Finance from the Lemberg School at Brandeis University (1995) and his BS from Clark University (1991)and studied international business at ITAM in Mexico City.
He is a registered investment advisor Series 65. He currently resides in New Jersey, works in New York City, and grew up in Winter Park, Florida.
Founder hedge fund data and patented ratings business (Patent #7,536,333) - monetization to Morningstar.
12,000+ alternative investment fund, angel and investor contacts.
$6 million net asset intellectual property growth (data, patent, web properties) within 5 years (self funded).
SCRUM Product Design and Development, Online Community Planning, Social Media, Financial Technology, Alternative Investments, Institutional investing Equity Derivative Theory and Trading, Algorithmic Rating Methodologies, Enhanced Investment Portfolios, Arbitrage and Quantitative Trading, Online Media, Internet Marketing, Social Networks, Business Analyst
Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Investment Management industry
September 2010 – Present (1 year 8 months)
Venture-funded social marketplace for institutional investors and hedge funds and private equity funds.
Business development, investor presentations, GoToMeetings, SCRUM product design and development, and community building.
9000 institutional investors and 16000 private equity and hedge funds.
Joseph has 3 recommendations (3 co-workers) including:
- 3rd Isabel R., Community and Product Development, Trusted Insight, Inc.
- 3rd Ryan H., Institutional Investor Analyst Intern, Trusted Insight, Inc.
April 2003 – Present (9 years 1 month)
Unbiased hedge fund rating system -- flexible to accommodate any investor preference.
Product Design and Business Development.
Grew to multi-million dollar asset growth including transferable license of Morningstar Direct with republishing rights to 12,000 hedge funds and proprietary databases.
Several hundred clients and 2,000+ regular users.
Joseph has 3 recommendations (1 report, 1 client, 1 partner) including:
March 2006 – January 2009 (2 years 11 months)
Independent Consulting Services to mutual funds, hedge funds, funds of funds, and attorneys. Clients include: Bain Capital, Legg Mason, Janus Capital, Evergreen Investments, Fidelity Investments, Bear Stearns, Leucadia National Bank, Henderson Global Investors, Modal Capital, Hunter Global Investors, Irving Place Capital, Amsterdam Asset Management, and Grippo and Elden.
Joseph has 1 recommendation (1 manager) including:
- 3rd Terrence G., Consultant, Multiple Companies
Privately Held; 201-500 employees; Financial Services industry
December 2000 – March 2003 (2 years 4 months)
Tradelink is a multi-billion dollar arbitrage trading firm.
Created and traded volatility arbitrage equity options trading model based upon realized versus implied volatility of highly-correlated pairs in several industry sectors.
Joseph has 1 recommendation (1 co-worker) including:
- 3rd thierry K., Financial Analyst, TradeLink, Chicago
June 1998 – December 2000 (2 years 7 months)
Equity Options Market Maker
Traded and managed all levels of risk of options book of all securities in the Bristol Myers / Corning pit at height of internet bubble and through its decline.
• Became front-row market maker over 2.5 year period, trading for $2 million+ profits using delta-neutral active trading.
• Managed risk of options book, running daily implied and forecasted volatilities and theoretical values, using MicroHedge and GLTrade.
• One of eight remaining profitable traders when Lakota was acquired by GBar.