Raj enjoyed a successful thirteen year career as a professional Equity Options trader. Raj graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics (BSE) from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. After graduating, he started his career at BNP Securities in Philadelphia working for the BNP Cooper Neff Hedge Fund. After two years, Raj was asked by the firm to move to New York to trade the S&P 500 Index Options book. S&P 500 options at the time were the most heavily-traded options in the world.
In 2002, he was hired away by Bank of America Securities, embarking on what was to become a successful fast track seven year stint at the firm. In addition to trading index options, Raj was promoted to Head of Institutional Options Trading, trading with and covering the world’s largest and most successful Hedge Funds. He was also promoted to Managing Director before the age of 30.
In 2009, Raj left Bank of America Securities to join Nomura Securities in a similar role, helping to spearhead Nomura Securities rollout of their US business, until retirement at the end of 2011.
Raj’s role at the Institute involves Mentoring Institute Traders on the official Institute Mentoring Programme after students have graduated from completing the Professional Trading Masterclass (PTM) Video Series and the Professional FOREX Trading Masterclass (PFTM) Video Series, helping them to realise their objectives in becoming consistently profitable long-term and to help build their track records. Raj also helps manage the Institute’s global portfolio in allocating capital to profitable students/traders.
Raj currently mentors mostly US and Canadian-based Institute Traders and only has capacity for a few international students each quarter.