Branden Rife has worked in the financial industry since 1996 and has over 17 years of portfolio management, financial analysis, hedging and trading experience.
Branden is currently the Head Trader at Precision Securities LLC., based in San Diego, California.
Prior to working with Precision, Branden was Head Trader for Alaris Trading Partners LLC. & Head of West Coast Trading for Concept Capital Markets (due to Alaris’ merger with Concept in August 2011) for 4 years. He provided market strategy and trading coverage to both his and the firm’s institutional accounts.
Before joining Alaris, Branden was the Head Trader for Granite Financial Group. During his four and a half year tenure at Granite, he was responsible for trading coverage and market strategy to the firm’s top institutional accounts.
Prior to Granite, Mr. Rife worked for Strome Securities L.P., where he was Head Trader of the domiciled hedge fund A.G.A.M. He was responsible for all aspects of the fund’s trading and risk management as well as identifying investment and trading opportunities through his personal research.
Branden was recruited to Wachovia Securities from Salomon in late 2000 where his responsibilities as Junior Portfolio Manager were primarily focused on enhancing a Senior Portfolio Manager’s overall performance through his research, market strategy, and hedging strategies.
Starting in 1996, Mr. Rife spent over four years working for Salomon Smith Barney where he transitioned from his initial role as a Research Associate to Junior Portfolio Manager. While at Salomon, he worked under a Portfolio Manager with discretionary assets under management of $100 million. His responsibilities were primarily focused on identifying future investments as well as the continuous researching of existing investments.
Branden obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University. He holds Series 7, 63, 65, and 55 licenses.