Managing Director, Business Development
Chris Salvado joined the BD Capital team as a Senior Loan Officer.
Prior to joining BD Capital, Chris spent more than 20 years as a multi-asset trader for hedge funds and investment banks in New York and abroad.
After graduating from Loyola College, Chris worked as a Cantor Fitzgerald Foreign Exchange Derivatives trader in their New York, London and Tokyo offices before accepting a similar position at UBS in Singapore where he managed the firm’s global capital in the currency options market place.
Chris returned to the United States in 2001 after accepting a position from Jane Street Capital to form an ETF arbitrage trading group. Over the next 4 years, he helped build the operation that today remains one of the largest ETF market-making operations in the world. Chris left Jane Street in 2004 to start his own proprietary trading firm with a focus on global commodity markets.
Over the next 15 years, Chris built GS Energy Partners into one of the leading commodity index market-makers in the world. The firm was a perennial top three market maker in the commodity index sector while posting positive returns in every single fiscal quarter. Over that period, the firm grew to over five times its original seed capital and the trading group expanded into alternate energy trading as well as other multi-asset strategies.
Seeking a lifestyle change, Chris left the NYC area in 2017 after more than twenty years on Wall Street. He resides in Tennesee with his wife and two daughters where he immensely enjoys the pace and the vibe of Nashville living.