Alex Bernal has over a decade of industry experience in the equity, commodity, currency, interest rate and derivatives markets. He holds both the Certified Financial Technician (CFTe ®) & the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designations, in addition to a Bachelor’s degree in Global Economics from the University of Southern California. Alex started his career at the Beverly Hills branch of Bear Stearns & Co. in the wealth management division. Then in 2007 he moved over to M&N Trading, LLC. where he joined the prop trading desk where he specialized in statistical arbitrage in areas such as global yield curve spreads and STIR futures. Previous to Joining JCN, in 2011 Alex established Aether Analytics LLC, a boutique technology firm specializing in quantitative research and development of institutionally oriented algorithmic trading strategies. Alex has also been featured on many prominent news & financial networks such as CNBC, Bloomberg, CBOE TV, Fxstreet.com, Seeitmarket.com, Benzinga.com, MTA.org, Yorba Media Radio & First Business News.