Capital & Wealth Markets
Mr. Donato has a broad range of experience in the financial industry, including trading, brokering, and creating and managing real-time trading systems for inter-dealer markets. John began his career with trading and risk management roles in fixed income and foreign exchange markets with commercial banks in New York. Among the markets he traded are Spot FX, US Treasury securities, repurchase agreements, CMOs, SBA Loan Pools, Fed Funds and Eurodollar deposits. He also has experience as an inter-dealer broker in the interest rate derivatives markets and Forward FX arbitrage.
Since 1996, John held senior positions in the interdealer broker industry, creating business plans and e-commerce strategies for electronic broking and trading. He designed matching engine algorithms and user interfaces, and managed functionality testing of those applications in the financial, foreign exchange, and energy markets.
He was a founding member of the Kent State MSFE Advisory Board, and also created the intensive Financial Engineering Capstone course as part of the MSFE program.