About

RiskX Investments, LLC offers access to a wide array of boutique asset managers and tactical strategists within a series of sub-advised mutual funds and separately managed accounts. The company’s proprietary research platform covers a broad spectrum of active investing from traditional single manager risk-adjusted strategies to multi-strategy tactical risk managed solutions. RiskX Advisor delivers a suite of client engagement, workflow management, and portfolio design and construction programs for financial advisors and institutions. RiskX Investments is registered as an investment adviser with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Registration with the SEC does not imply a certain level of skill or training.

Culture

We are continually challenged to do better by becoming different and reinventing process and organization at every opportunity. Our culture is defined by our mission, purpose, strategy and goal, and not by our methods or our history:

Mission
Financial markets change faster than investors’ expectations, so investors need Active Risk Management. Our mission is to provide the missing ingredient between investor expectations and market movement.

Purpose
Investment excellence in the design and delivery of RiskX products and portfolios is our highest purpose. We use outside managers, quantitative overlay and in-house teams – any method, as long as the outcome for investors is exceptional.

Strategy
We reach investors through their financial advisors, whom we help to deploy Active Risk Management as an essential component in fulfilling their duty to their clients. Our business strategy is to help advisors integrate RiskX investments by providing information, education, training, and the essential portfolios in every format.

Goal
Growth, in our community of advisors and in the assets we help them manage, is our primary goal. The more investors who experience RiskX Investments, the greater our positive effect upon financial advisors, institutions and those they serve.

Board of Directors

Donald H. Putnam – Chairman
Donald Putnam founded Grail Partners LLC in early 2005 and is Managing Partner with over forty years experience in financial services. Prior to founding Grail he led Putnam Lovell Securities, which he founded in 1987 and where he served as Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board, and Managing Director. From 1980 to 1986, Don held senior positions at SEI Investments where he founded and was President for its various mutual funds with assets under management in excess of $15 billion. Prior to joining SEI, Don was a Senior Consultant at Catallactics Corporation, where he devised new quantitative products and strategies for major banks, including J.P. Morgan, The Boston Company, and Northern Trust Company. From 1973 to 1978, Don designed quantitative investment products and other trust services at Bankers Trust Company. Don serves on the investment committee of Ripon College and the boards of EMG, Manifold Partners, and Welton Investment Partners. He also serves on the advisory board of Syntel Inc.

John J. Pileggi – Director
Mr. Pileggi is Chief Executive Officer of RiskX Investments. Previously Mr. Pileggi was Managing Partner of American Independence, and was President and CEO of Mercantile Investment & Wealth Management and President of Mercantile Capital Advisors and Mercantile Securities until March 2004. In 2001, Mr. Pileggi was President and CEO of PlusFunds. From 1997 to 2000, he was Chairman and CEO of ING Funds and CEO of ING Investment Products Distribution, overseeing the launch of a mutual fund operation in January 1999 that grew to $1.5 billion in assets and 18 funds in its first year. Prior to 1997, he was Senior Managing Director and Member of the Board of Furman Selz LLC. Mr. Pileggi began his career at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb.

D. Jerry Murphey – Director
Mr. Murphey’s innovative approach to problem-solving for financial advisors is setting RiskX apart from the competitors. Mr. Murphey began his career over twenty years ago on Wall Street. He was the co-founder of Mutual Data Incorporated, a boutique research and consulting firm and headed up the worldwide operations for Dearborn Financial Institute. He was a leading catalyst, helping many of the nation’s largest independent broker dealers deliver their first in-house managed money platform solutions through his work at Prudential Investments. He has spoken at numerous national and regional events and is responsible for the development and delivery of over 80,000 hours of educational content directly to financial professionals throughout the world.

John J. Coyle – Director
John Coyle joined Navellier & Associates, Inc. in January 2013 where he serves as Managing Director tasked with leading business transformation and growth at the company. John’s association with Louie Navellier began when he was President and CEO of the marketing and publishing company InvestorPlace Media from 1995 to 2012, where he transformed the business into a multi-media digital market leader with high revenue and earnings and a top tier management team. From 1987 to 1995 he was the General Manager at Congressional Quarterly, Inc., a range of multi-media services focusing on Congressional legislation and public policy. John received his business start at Lexis/Nexis at the dawn of electronic publishing.John earned a B.S. in Accounting from Providence College, Rhode Island.

S. Craig Cognetti – Director
Craig Cognetti is a Partner at Grail Partners LLC. Prior to joining Grail in 2006, Craig was with Chelsey Capital, a New York City-based alternative investment firm. Before Chelsey, Craig was with Mellon Financial where he worked directly with senior management on M&A activity and later focused on private equity investments for the firm’s $1.4 billion private equity fund. Earlier in his career, Craig was on the senior management team of TRL, a leading transportation services provider. Craig reported directly to the firm’s CEO and managed the firm’s largest division to record revenue and profitability. Craig earned his BS in Business Administration from Georgetown University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, he completed an International Finance and Management program at Oxford University and is a CFA Charterholder.

Management

John Pileggi, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Pileggi is Chief Executive Officer of RiskX Investments. Previously Mr. Pileggi was Managing Partner of American Independence, and was President and CEO of Mercantile Investment & Wealth Management and President of Mercantile Capital Advisors and Mercantile Securities until March 2004. In 2001, Mr. Pileggi was President and CEO of PlusFunds. From 1997 to 2000, he was Chairman and CEO of ING Funds and CEO of ING Investment Products Distribution, overseeing the launch of a mutual fund operation in January 1999 that grew to $1.5 billion in assets and 18 funds in its first year. Prior to 1997, he was Senior Managing Director and Member of the Board of Furman Selz LLC. Mr. Pileggi began his career at Lehman Brothers Kuhn Loeb.

Keith Fletcher, Principal Chief Distribution Officer
Mr. Fletcher serves as Principal Chief Distribution Officer for the company. Prior to the merger Mr. Fletcher became Vice Chairman of American Independence in 2013. Keith was recently Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Product Management for Security Global and Rydex Investments (later Guggenheim Investments), where he was responsible for the company’s exchange traded products, mutual funds and other related products. Prior to his work at Guggenheim, Fletcher was Managing Director at Lyster Watson, responsible for marketing funds of hedge funds. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President/Chief Marketing Officer for Van Eck Global. He has also held senior sales and marketing positions at Fidelity Investments and Furman Selz Asset Management. He started his career as an Institutional Marketing Manager for the Dreyfus Corporation.