Based in London, Leaf Wade currently runs the Goldman Sachs U.S. Equity Derivatives sales effort into EMEA. He covers a diverse range of clients ranging from institutional long only over-writers to volatility arbitrage hedge funds. He is responsible for the distribution of cross regional idea generation, market color and execution. He regularly tailors bespoke solutions for clients trading across the equity derivatives spectrum including strategies in single stock and index listed/OTC options, light exotics, VIX futures and options, variance swaps, total return swaps, futures and other products.
Leaf held similar positions at UBS, covering hedge funds and trading U.S. equity derivatives, successfully navigating the equity derivatives and volatility markets during the financial crisis and after.
Leaf holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Oregon and an MBA from the University of Oxford, Said Business School. Prior to joining UBS, Leaf was a Captain in the United States Marine Corps where he served 7 years on active duty, deployed to multiple combat zones, and commanded U.S. Marine Corps and NATO forces.