West Coast boutique crafts custom structured products

Denver RIA became engrossed in world of derivatives following financial crisis

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Dominick Paoloni, IPS Strategic Capital

Like someone who believes that what he is saying should be plainly obvious to all, Dominick Paoloni rattles off the shortcomings he sees with the structured products sold by Wall Street. These firms charge excessive fees, he says, have long tenors and point-to-point payouts, and expose investors to unacceptable levels of counterparty risk. In fact, Paoloni dislikes these products so much that six years ago he learned all he could about derivatives and started creating his own, out of a small