Mr. Lai is the Chief Risk Officer for Catalyst Capital Advisors, LLC where he oversees the firm’s risk management program. He is a member of the Advisor’s Risk Management Committee.
Prior to joining the Advisor in 2017, Mr. Lai served as Operational Head of Risk Management for Wedbush Securities’ futures division. From 2011 to 2015, he held other roles at Wedbush, including as a Portfolio Manager for Wedbush Asset Management’s Long/Short Market Neutral Equity Hedge Fund and as Senior Vice President of Quantitative Market Strategies for their Proprietary Trading division. Mr. Lai was also a Vice President of Statistical Arbitrage trading for TD Securities.
Mr. Lai received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Chicago and carries a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation.