Chris Cononico's Bio:
Chris Cononico is the founder and president of GCSA LLC. He also is a board member of GCSA LLC and its wholly-owned subsidiary GCSA Partners LLC. GCSA is a specialized underwriter of insurance products for financial institutions and Financial Market Infrastructure (FMI). The Company has partnered with Lockton Companies, the largest private insurance broker in the world, and assembled a consortium of leading global insurers to provide cost-effective capital substitutes for use by these clients. GCSA's wholly-owned subsidiary, GCSA Partners LLC, is licensed in the State of New York as a Property/Casualty Broker, Property/Casualty Agent, and as a Surplus Line Broker
Chris Cononico's Experience:
Executive Director at Nomura Securities, Inc.March 2004 - September 2011
Mr. Cononico was an Executive Director and proprietary trader for the Credit Investment Group of Nomura Securities International, where his responsibilities included trade origination and risk management for a $5.5 billion credit book. Mr. Cononico's market knowledge is across a wide range of financial products including investment grade and high yield bonds in both developed and emerging markets, project finance, credit default swaps, structured products, treasury securities, interest rate derivatives, and equities. Prior to joining the Credit Investment Group, Mr. Cononico was a Vice President in the firm's private placement group and was head of US syndication for illiquid securities.
Associate at Deutsche BankJune 2000 - October 2003
Mr. Cononico worked within the areas of Debt Capital Markets, US Private Placements, and in the investment banking division.
Founder/ President at GCSA LLCSeptember 2011
Chris Cononico's Education:
University of Pennsylvania2003 – 2005Executive Masters in Technology Management from Penn Engineering and Co-Sponsored by the Wharton Sch
University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School1993 – 1997Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc)Concentration: Finance, Entrepreneurial Management