William Whitt

William Whitt

Senior Analyst

Areas of Expertise: Active Trading, Digital Wealth Management, Electronic Trading, Fee-Based Business and Separately Managed Accounts, Listed and OTC Derivatives, Market Structure, Practice Management, Retail Clearing and Custody

William Whitt is a senior analyst on Aite Group’s Wealth Management team, covering active trading, digital wealth management, electronic trading, fee-based business and separately managed accounts, listed and OTC derivatives, market structure, practice management, and retail clearing and custody.

Most recently, Mr. Whitt was a senior director at CME Group, where he headed the pricing team and oversaw all fee initiatives and incentive programs for the firm’s futures exchanges, OTC clearing business, and market data business. Previous to that, Mr. Whitt served as CME’s head of business strategy and planning.

Prior to his service at CME Group, Mr. Whitt worked at Northern Trust in a variety of roles. While there, he led development of Northern’s proprietary Goals Powered Solutions software and oversaw the implementation of the goals-based investment approach for the firm’s investment and sales professionals. In earlier roles at Northern Trust, Mr. Whitt served as deputy head and chief operations officer of the wealth advisory business and head of strategic planning for the private bank.

Mr. Whitt's other professional experience includes several years at Corporate Executive Board (now Gartner), where he led the corporate treasury, investor relations, and wealth management practices. While at Corporate Executive Board, he led numerous studies on the wealth management sector and developed a highly successful and innovative quantitative research program.

Mr. Whitt holds Ph.D. and B.A. degrees from Duke University, and an M.T.S. degree from Harvard Divinity School.

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