Stephen Solaka is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Belmont Capital Group. He has over 18 years of financial market experienced focusing on equity risk management, options and portfolio management. Stephen is frequently quoted by Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg regarding options and hedging.
Prior to founding Belmont, Stephen was a Director at Dorchester Capital Advisors, a fund of hedge funds focusing on equity and credit investments. Stephen previously advised clients at UBS Private Wealth Management, a division of UBS focused on families with over $10 million in investable assets.
Prior to UBS, Stephen was a VP of Equity Derivatives at TD Options, a division of Toronto Dominion Bank. At TD he held responsibility for the firm's media and telecom options portfolio. This involved proprietary trading and market making on over 200 individual equities and sector ETFs. Stephen also held equity, ETF and index option market making positions at Bear Wagner Specialists and Stafford Trading. He was formerly a member of the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Chicago Board of Trade and American Stock Exchange.
Stephen holds a B.A. in finance from the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University.