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Robert E. Paset
Senior Vice President, Correspondent Services Division

Rob Paset is a Senior Vice President at Wedbush. While attending UCLA, Mr. Paset entered the securities business as a broker. At his first firm, he became a General Securities Instructor, Branch Manager, Chief Operating Officer, and later left as President. Mr. Paset went on to become a Senior Vice President of a New York-based firm where he was responsible for the opening and growth of west coast offices. He joined Wedbush in 1997 and now specializes in Relationship Management, Agency Trading, Technical Operations, Risk Management, and Litigation/Arbitration. Mr. Paset has over 28 years of diverse experience in all aspects of the securities industry including operations, administration, sales and marketing, product introduction, compliance, and corporate reorganization. Mr. Paset has served on SIFMA's Independent Contractor Firms Committee, currently serves on SIFMA’s Clearing Firm Committee, and has periodically served as a FINRA arbitrator over the last 15 years. He obtained a Bachelor's degree in Economics/Business from UCLA and holds FINRA series 4, 7, 12, 22, 24, 27, 53, 55 and 63 licenses. In his free time, Mr. Paset enjoys sport fishing and traveling.


Robert G. Fitzsimmons
Executive Vice President

Bob Fitzsimmons is an Executive Vice President at Wedbush Securities with oversight of futures, securities lending, prime brokerage and the fixed income groups. Bob joined Wedbush Securities in 2016 as its Managing Director and Head of Wedbush Futures, where he oversaw the business within the Futures Commission Merchant ("FCM"), with a focus on developing and defining the strategic direction for the Futures and Treasury Division. Bob has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry, with extensive experience in the fixed income, futures, equities and technology space. He also held CEO tenures with several other financial services organizations including ITG Derivatives and NQLX.

Anthony D. Monaco
Senior Vice President, Head of Securities Finance & Prime Brokerage

Anthony Monaco is the Senior Vice President, Head of Securities Finance & Prime Brokerage at Wedbush Securities. Prior to joining Wedbush, Anthony served as Managing Director, Global Head of Equity Finance, at Newedge USA, LLC. Before his tenure at Newedge, Anthony’s previous roles also included Senior Managing Director, Securities Lending, at Charles Schwab & Co., and Managing Director, Equity Finance, at ABN AMRO. Anthony has 38 years of experience in the industry and has served as a member of both SIFMA’s Securities Lending Board and The Options Clearing Corp’s Hedge Roundtable Committee. He graduated from Pace University in New York City with a Bachelor of Business Administration and currently holds his FINRA series 7, 24 and 63 licenses.


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