Head of Investments
Mark Lacuesta is head of research and product development at AXS Investments. Mr. Lacuesta is a longtime investment, product and financial engineering executive. He most recently served as Director of IndexIQ, a global leader in Liquid Alternative Investments. IndexIQ, a New York Life company, launched the industry’s first full family of Liquid Alternatives across ETFs, mutual funds, separate accounts and model portfolios. At IndexIQ, Mr. Lacuesta was responsible for overseeing the firm’s proprietary and third-party strategies underlying the firm’s offerings. In this role, he oversaw research, product development, trading, sales, and marketing.
Prior to IndexIQ, Mr. Lacuesta was an executive at FactSet Research Systems, where he held a number of senior positions focusing on Institutional Asset Managers and Plan Sponsors. Prior to FactSet, Mr. Lacuesta was a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley.
Mr. Lacuesta holds a M.S. in Financial Risk Management from the University of Connecticut and received his B.S. in Biochemistry and B.A. in Economics from the University of California at San Diego. Mr. Lacuesta is a certified Financial Risk Manager (FRM), a CAIA charter holder, a CIPM Certificant, and is currently a CFA Level 3 candidate.
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