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Investment Research


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Paige Canavan, CAIA

Associate

Paige Canavan, CAIA

Associate

Ms. Canavan joined  Simon Quick in June of 2015 and is a member of the Investment Research Team. Paige is responsible for monitoring existing investments both from a quantitative and qualitative perspective across traditional equity, fixed income and alternative strategies. Additionally, she participates in manager due diligence calls and visits on a regular basis. Paige is also responsible for analyzing new investment opportunities. Prior to joining the Investment Research Team, Paige was an analyst on the Client Advisory team and spent six months in the  Simon Quick Analyst Training Program.

Ms. Canavan graduated Cum Laude from Fairfield University in May of 2014 with a B.S. in Finance. She spent her entire junior year studying at The London School of Economics and Political Science in London, UK. She is a CAIA charterholder since 2018 and member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association. While at Fairfield, she was the Logistics Chair for St. Jude’ Up ‘til Dawn, a fundraiser for the children’s research hospital.


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Taran Krishnan

Analyst, Investment Research

Taran Krishnan

Analyst, Investment Research

Mr. Krishnan started with Simon Quick Advisors in February 2021, following his graduation from Johns Hopkins University. As an analyst on the Investment Research team, Taran conducts quantitative and qualitative due diligence on current and potential investments. Taran helps the research team to execute top-down analysis of a variety of asset classes and investments including equities, fixed income, and alternative strategies. Additionally, Taran participates in calls with potential and existing managers and monitors the performance of current investments as well as the general market.

At Johns Hopkins University, Taran received bachelor degrees in International Studies and Economics with a minor in Financial Economics. On campus, Mr. Krishnan was a member of the Marshal L. Salant Investment Team;  a student-run investment fund that supported the Johns Hopkins endowment and financial aid fund. Taran was also programming chair of the Milton S. Eisenhower Symposium, an organization that brought notable speakers such as Bernie Sanders, Hasan Minhaj, and Jim Acosta to the Hopkins campus. Taran was a member of intramural soccer and futsal teams, and he still enjoys playing and watching soccer in his free team.

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AJ Loughry

Associate

AJ Loughry

Associate

Mr. Loughry joined  Simon Quick in the summer of 2018 following his graduation from St. Bonaventure University. As an associate on the Investment Research team, he is responsible for the monitoring of previous investments, as well as quantitative, qualitative, and operational due diligence on a variety of new investment opportunities. AJ frequently participates in meetings and calls with prospective and existing managers.

At St. Bonaventure University AJ received bachelor degrees in Finance and Accounting, graduating Summa Cum Laude. During his time at St. Bonaventure, AJ was a manager of SIMM, a student-run investment fund with a portfolio of over $300,000. Mr. Loughry was also involved with two service organizations on campus, Bona Responds and Bona Buddies. Lastly AJ played on his school’s club basketball team, and still enjoys playing in his free time today.


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Christopher B. Moore, CFP®

Chief Investment Officer / Managing Partner

Christopher B. Moore, CFP®

Chief Investment Officer / Managing Partner

Chris is a Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Simon Quick Advisors. He joined the firm in 2004 as the third employee. Today, he sits on the firm's Management, Operating, and Investment committees where he provides guidance on the firm’s overall vision and strategy. He works closely with clients to develop financial plans and multi-asset class portfolios and has extensive experience in estate, retirement, insurance, tax, charitable, and investment planning. 

Chris graduated with a BA from the College of the Holy Cross where he majored in Mathematics and minored in Computer Science. He became a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ in 2006 before going on to earn his MBA from Columbia Business School with a focus in finance and investments. Chris serves as an Advisory Board Member for Bow River Capital Partners, a private equity firm based out of Denver, CO, and he is a Board Member of the NJ chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), one of the world’s premier leadership organizations. He has appeared as a guest on CNBC’s Squawk Box and has been interviewed by Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times. In 2017, Chris was named a 40 Under 40 award winner by NJBIZ as one of the best and brightest of the Garden State’s next generation of business leaders. Most recently, he became an Investor In Residence for the Benjamin Graham Value Investing Program at the UCLA Department of Economics.

He and his wife, Blair, reside in Ridgewood, NJ and have three children. He enjoys coaching sports, traveling, hiking, and golf.

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Leslie C. Quick III

Managing Partner

Leslie C. Quick III

Managing Partner

Mr. Quick founded Simon Quick in 2004. He began his career in 1975 as the fourth employee of Quick and Reilly Inc., the first New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) member to offer discount stock brokerage to the investing public. During his 28 years with the firm, he served in many capacities. He was a key member of the management team that built the branch network, started and grew a major clearing firm, acquired and ran a major NASDAQ market making firm, made many acquisitions of NYSE specialist firms and built one of the industry’s first electronic internet trading platforms. Mr. Quick was the company liaison for Quick and Reilly in 1983 when it offered stock to the public and became listed on the NYSE. Mr. Quick completed his tenure as Chairman of Fleet Securities, Inc. in 2003 after Fleet Bank had acquired Quick and Reilly Group, Inc. in 1998.

Mr. Quick has served on many industry boards and committees, including the NYSE Hearing Board, the Board of Governors of the Chicago Stock Exchange, the Board of Directors of the Securities Industry Association and District Committee #10 of the NASD. Currently, Mr. Quick is Chairman of the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hudson, Essex & Union Counties, he also serves on the boards of the Bishop's Finance Council for the Diocese of Metuchen and the Finance Council for Our Lady of Perpetual Help. He serves on the Investment Committees for the Diocese of Metuchen, St. Mary's Abbey/Delbarton, and the Franciscan Friars of the Holy Name Province. He also served as the Chairman of the Campaign for the Heart at Morristown Memorial Hospital and is a Trustee for the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center. Mr. Quick sits on the Order Friar Minors Finance Committee in Rome, Italy and St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City. He served on the Board of Trustees for St. Bonaventure University for 25 years and was named a Trustee Emeritus in 2015. 

Mr. Quick earned a BBA in Finance from St. Bonaventure University, which awarded him an honorary doctorate degree. He is a recipient of the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the Flame of Charity's Man of the Year award.

Les Quick and his wife Eileen reside in Bernardsville, New Jersey. They have four grown children.

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J. Peter Simon

Managing Partner

J. Peter Simon

Managing Partner

Mr. Peter Simon became a partner at Simon Quick in 2017. Prior to that, Peter Simon co-founded William E. Simon & Sons, LLC along with his late father, former Treasury Secretary William E. Simon, and his brother, William E. Simon, Jr., in 1988. He currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Firm and The William E. Simon Foundation.

Peter Simon was previously employed by Kidder Peabody in New York City from 1975 – 1988. At Kidder Peabody, he rose to Managing Director in the Convertible Securities Department. During his time at Kidder Peabody, he was part of the Institutional Equity Trading Department specializing in convertible securities. The department established themselves as a leading underwriter and market maker in convertible securities. It also developed one of the first research products focused on converts. Peter Simon earned a BA in Psychology from Lafayette College and also attended NYU’s Graduate School of Business.

Currently, Mr. Simon is an emeritus member of the Board of Trustees at Lafayette College. At the University of Rochester, he is an emeritus member of the Executive Advisory Committee at The William E. Simon School of Business. At the present time, he is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Richard Nixon Foundation. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation, a member of the New Vernon Cemetery Association Board of Trustees and a provisional member of the Charles Hayden Foundation. In all of these Board roles, he has been Chair of their Investment Committee. Peter also serves as a Lector at Christ the King Church in New Vernon.

Past philanthropic commitments include: an appointed member of the New Jersey State Board of Education, Chairman of the Foundation for Morristown Medical Center, the Alliance for School Choice Board of Trustees, the Gladney Center Board of Trustees, the National Council for Adoption Board of Trustees, and the Peck School Board of Trustees. He was also a past member of the Covenant House New Jersey Board of Directors.

Peter Simon and his wife Janet reside in Green Village, New Jersey.  They have four grown children.

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Jenna Wilson, CFA, CAIA

Director / Principal

Jenna Wilson, CFA, CAIA

Director / Principal

Ms. Wilson joined Simon Quick in 2013 as a member of the Investment Research Team. Her primary responsibilities include conducting due diligence on prospective investment managers as well as monitoring existing investments on an ongoing basis. Jenna is responsible for sourcing new investment opportunities, and conducting research presentations at client and prospect meetings. She works closely with the Simon Quick Investment Committee and Client Advisory Team. As a member of the firm’s Operating Committee, Jenna also contributes to the day-to-day management of the firm. She became an equity owner in 2019.  

Prior to joining full-time, Jenna interned for Simon Quick in the summer of 2012. Jenna became a CFA® charterholder in 2017 and is a member of the CFA Institute. She is also a CAIA charterholder since 2014 and member of the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Association.  

Jenna graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in May of 2013 with a B.S in Mathematics and a Minor in Economics. While at Penn State, she was an active volunteer for the Penn State Dance Marathon, commonly known as THON. In an effort to continue the fight against childhood cancer post-graduation, Jenna joined the Executive Committee of The Hope Gala in New York City in 2017.


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Wayne Yi, CFA

Managing Director / Head of Investment Research / Principal

Wayne Yi, CFA

Managing Director / Head of Investment Research / Principal

Wayne Yi is the Head of Investment Research and member of the Investment Committee for Simon Quick Advisors. He leads the firm effort on all market research and manager diligence across traditional equity and fixed income strategies as well as in alternatives, including hedge funds and private equity allocations. Prior to joining the firm, Wayne was a Co-Portfolio Manager and member of the Investment Committee for SAIL Advisors, a hedge fund investment firm headquartered in Hong Kong. He also served as the senior analyst for their Credit and Event-Driven strategies. Prior to SAIL, Wayne was the Sector Head for Credit and Event-Driven strategies at Robeco-Sage, a hedge fund investment firm based in New York. Wayne started his career in investing at Delaware Investments as a Research Analyst for high yield and investment grade bonds across various industries. He then joined Goldman Sachs’ Investment Research department where he was the Senior Analyst covering high yield bonds in the Technology sector. Wayne is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where he received a B.A. in Economics and in International Relations. Wayne is a CFA charterholder.

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