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Schonfeld names CIO Ryan Tolkin CEO/CIO, appoints Danielle Pizzo as chief strategy officer

Thursday, January 28, 2021
Opalesque Industry Update - Schonfeld Strategic Advisors has appointed Ryan Tolkin as Chief Executive Officer in addition to his current role as Chief Investment Officer. The firm has also appointed Danielle Pizzo, the firm's Head of Investment Business Strategy, as Chief Strategy Officer; he will join President & COO Andrew Fishman and Ryan on the firm's Executive Committee.

Schonfeld is a global investment management firm based in the U.S., that manages $6.4 billion of third-party capital alongside founder Steven Schonfeld's family office assets. The firm invests its capital across quantitative, fundamental equity, and tactical trading strategies.

These appointments further Schonfeld's long-term strategic plan of leveraging its differentiated culture to broaden its leadership team.

"My goal was to build a multi-generational firm that serves investors well beyond my tenure, and these appointments further establish the strong leadership foundation from which Schonfeld can continue to grow," said Steven Schonfeld. "Ryan has been integral to the success of Schonfeld since he joined in 2013, and this appointment reflects those contributions as well as my trust in him to continue building a world class investment management firm."

"In working closely with Ryan and Danielle, I have seen first-hand how their collaboration, expertise and decision making have contributed to the firm's impressive growth and strong performance," said Andrew Fishman, who has been with the firm for over 20 years. "With Ryan's leadership and Danielle's addition to the Executive Committee, I am confident that we are exceptionally well positioned to continue to meet and exceed the demands of our investors and other key constituents, including our investment talent."

"I am honored to have the opportunity to help lead Schonfeld in this new role," said Ryan. "I look forward to continuing to work with Steven, Andrew, Danielle and the rest of our world-class team to leverage the experience and platform we have cultivated to continue our evolution as a preeminent global investment firm."

About Ryan Tolkin
Ryan joined Schonfeld in 2013 and leads the firm's investment and capital allocation team as well as oversight of the business development efforts. Prior to joining Schonfeld, he was part of the Corporate Credit Trading team at Goldman Sachs, where he was responsible for managing the Energy/Utilities and REIT portfolios.

About Danielle Pizzo
Since joining Schonfeld in 2013 as a Business Development Associate, Danielle's roles have included Vice President of Business Strategy, Chief of Staff and Head of Investment Business Strategy. Danielle also oversees Fundamental Equity Business Development, Marketing & Investor Relations, Recruiting, and Communications. Prior to joining Schonfeld, Danielle was a Research Associate at K2 Advisors.

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