Kevin "Ace" Conway joined Ancora in June 2012 as Director of Trading. He is primarily responsible for managing all aspects of the firm’s equity trading. In addition to completing buy and sell transactions, Ace is responsible for working with the Equity Team to analyze financial data and research in order to determine the best trading strategies and opportunities for Merlin Partners LP and The Ancora Merger-Arbitrage Fund.
Ace began his investment career in the early 1990’s as a Sales Trader at McDonald & Company on their Institutional Equity Trading Desk. He was responsible for completing securities transactions on behalf of various clients and the firm as well as selling investment products to clients. From 1996 to 2001, Ace was Head of Equity Trading at Maxus Investment Group where he was responsible for handling the trading needs of many of the firm’s registered representatives in the field. He also worked with several prominent institutional accounts to manage their trading needs. From 2001 to 2003 he led the Equity Trading group at Shaker Investments. Ace was primarily responsible for trading in the equity markets for the firm’s Hedge Fund products. He has been a registered Investment Adviser with Ancora since 2004.
Ace received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Cleveland State University. He holds the Series 4, 7, 24, and 66 licenses. He has been active in his local community through his position as Executive Director of Boys Hope Girls Hope of Northeast Ohio which works to provide education scholarships, community outreach and counseling to disadvantaged youth.