Rob Skipwith has been a senior analyst with First Trust Capital Management since October of 2021; working under the merger arbitrage portfolio managers. Prior to First Trust, Rob was the Founder and CEO of Balerion Advisors, LLC, a trading and consulting group since 2019. Prior to founding Balerion, Rob served as Portfolio Manager for the City of Chicago’s energy hedging operation for three years. Prior to the City of Chicago, he spent twelve years as a global macro trader and analyst through the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Rob earned a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, located in Champaign-Urbana.