OpenDoor Trading, a platform designed to restore Off-The-Run Treasury (OFTR’s) and TIPS liquidity, has appointed Guy Haselmann as Managing Director.
Mr. Haselmann will be responsible for sourcing and on-boarding new clients, while also playing a key role in augmenting client trading and portfolio processes by developing innovative solutions as needed. He will report to Eric Green, Head of the Product Solutions Group.
Mr. Haselmann joins OpenDoor Trading from Scotiabank where he was a Director of Capital Markets Strategy, specializing in analyzing macroeconomic policies and capital market interconnections to strengthen investment procedures and asset allocation processes. Prior to joining Scotiabank, Mr. Haselmann was Principal and member of the Investment Committee of a $1 billion fund of hedge funds firm. He previously worked at Barclay Capital’s Portfolio division as Global Strategist and Proprietary Trader. During the 10 years prior, he served as Co-Chief Investment Officer at Global Macro Hedge Fund Manager Capra Asset Management. Mr. Haselmann has also held leadership roles at Moore Capital Management and Lehman Brothers.
“Guy’s 25 years of experience providing insightful analysis and investment perspective are held in the highest regard across the capital markets,” said Susan Estes, President & CEO of OpenDoor Trading. “His macroeconomic expertise will prove an immeasurable asset to the team as we begin to make meaningful liquidity improvements in the US Treasury and TIPS markets.”
Since 2010, after receiving a gubernatorial nomination and senate confirmation, Mr. Haselmann has been a member of the New Jersey State Investment Council, which manages approximately $80 billion for over 760,000 pensioners. He is also a prominent speaker at financial forums and roundtables across the country, and has authored countless market commentary articles, editorials, and white papers. Various financial media outlets regularly seek his expertise on US Interest Rates and macro perspectives. Mr Haselmann will continue to publish his highly-respected market commentary under the OpenDoor banner.
"After nearly three decades following financial markets, it has become clear the US Treasury markets have reached a point where a major change needs to be made to face the ongoing liquidity issues," said Guy Haselmann. “I look forward to sharing OpenDoor's commitment to alleviating illiquidity and addressing the structural hurdles that continue to plague Treasury market participants.”
OpenDoor Trading was founded in 2015 with the conviction that the time is ripe for new incumbents in the US Treasury market to address market structure challenges and deliver superior liquidity.