Olden Lane
Target Outcome Funds

The Next Generation
of Liquid Alternatives

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Olden Lane Securities LLC – Member FINRA / SIPC

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Who We Are

Olden Lane Advisors LLC ("Olden Lane") is developing the next generation of liquid alternative investment products. We seek to bring new options to the liquid alternatives movement, offering potential advantages including liquidity, transparency, lower costs and faster development times.

We work closely with clients including institutional investors, private banks and wealth managers. Our Target Outcome Funds can be offered as '40 Act registered funds or customized private trusts, both of which can be tailored to meet investor requirements for specific exposures or target outcomes.

Traditionally alternative investments have allowed investors to diversify their portfolios with return streams less correlated to equities and fixed income investments. Our products hope to add a new set of options for investors beyong simple diversification.

Established in 2015, Olden Lane has built a team with decades of experience in alternative investments, liquid alternatives, product structuring and distribution – experience which has been central to our ability to innovate.

Security services offered through
Olden Lane Securities LLC – Member FINRA / SIPC

This website is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any security, which can be made only by a prospectus, as supplemented. Any material on this website must be preceded or accompanied by a prospectus, as supplemented, in order to understand fully all of the implications and risks of the offering to which it relates. No regulatory agency has passed on or endorsed the merits of any product of offering that may be discussed herein. Any representation to the contrary is unlawful.

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Our Corporate Structure

Here is a closer look at the Olden Lane corporate structure and a brief description of the roles played by each of our companies.

Olden Lane Advisors LLC SEC Registered RIA

— Registered as Commodity Pool Operator and Commodity Trading Adviser with the CFTC

— Responsible for portfolio supervision and asset evaluation

Olden Lane Securities LLC Broker-Dealer, Member FINRA / SIPC

— Sponsor and Underwriter of Olden Lane Trust, a unit investment trust platform

— Coordinates distribution and marketing of Olden Lane products

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Our Philosophy

Olden Lane is grounded in a culture of high performance, operational excellence, and close partnership. We seek to provide a premium service to a select number of financial institutions. Transparency and clarity are the foundation of our work and the catalysts of our competitive edge in an underserved market.

one size does not fit all

Olden Lane believes that in investing "one size does not fit all." We work diligently to match an expected investment outcome to the needs of a particular investor. We can structure solutions utilizing both registered investment companies and private trusts; include credit enhancement features; and deliver specific investment exposures or target desired investment outcomes.

What you see iswhat you get

Olden Lane believes that a well-structured investment must include a clear statement of risks. We understand that many of our structures, even those which employ credit enhancements, have additional risks that must be considered before investment. To assist investors in understanding the risks inherent in an investment, Olden Lane is committed to a process of careful attention in construction and design and is highly focused on the presentation of risks in marketing and sales materials. We believe strongly that an investor should enter every investment decision with an accurate, clear and balanced articulation of how the product works.


Our Team

Michel S. Serieyssol is Founding Partner for Olden Lane LLC. Michel leads the development of strategic partnerships with the firm’s institutional clients, registered investment advisors, and wealth management platforms. He oversees distribution of Olden Lane’s alternative investment products, and its relationships with banking and investment entities.

Michel has more than two decades of experience working closely with institutional clients, with particular depth in alternative investments, structured products, and customized solutions. Prior to founding Olden Lane, he worked for four years with Equinox in Princeton, serving as a Managing Director of Business Development. In this role, he directed extensive analysis of the UIT market and its potential applications within structured products. He also spearheaded the development and launch of a suite of UCITS funds featuring leading alternative investment management firms. Michel also served as a Managing Director for Société Générale in New York, where he provided structured investments and hedge fund indices to institutional clients. Previously, Michel was Managing Director and Head of the New York office for EIM Management, where he oversaw operations, client outreach, and compliance. Michel’s career also includes tenures at Morgan Stanley Capital International, Bear Stearns, and MATIF, where he developed in-depth insight into hedge fund index construction and marketing, as well as prime brokerage.

Michel earned his B.A. in International Economics with Honors from The American University of Paris. He holds Series 7, 63, and 24 licenses.

Fluent in French, Michel is a dual citizen of France and the United States.


Michael H. Kochmann is Founding Partner for Olden Lane LLC. Mike oversees the design and development of the firm’s Unit Investment Trust platform. He has extensive expertise in Unit Investment Trusts, having previously orchestrated their syndication, issuance, trading, legal review, and regulatory oversight. A strategic thinker, Mike originated many of the major innovations in the UIT market. He draws on more than three decades of insight and experience in UIT development.

Prior to founding Olden Lane, Mike was a Director at BlackRock, where he oversaw the establishment and maintenance of proprietary portfolios. He served as Managing Director and Head of Unit Investment Trusts for Citigroup/Citi Smith Barney for more than ten years. In this role, he led strategic planning, operations, sales, marketing, investment management, and risk management for the organization’s Unit Investment Trust Department. Mike also coordinated UIT distribution through a global broker/dealer network. He was responsible for the underwriting and SEC registration of all UITs in compliance with the 1940 ACT. Previously, Mike spent twenty years with Merrill Lynch, ultimately serving as Director and Head of Sales and Secondary Market. In this capacity he led the strategic planning, development, marketing, and sales of UITs throughout the global Merrill Lynch organization.

Mike attended the State University of New York at Plattsburg, where he was an Economics major.


Michael C. Macchiarola is Partner for Olden Lane LLC. He is a seasoned transactional attorney and financial product structurer with significant experience on both the buy-side and sell-side and in law and academia. Prior to joining Olden Lane, Mike was an attorney in the Financial Services Group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, where he focused on derivatives, structured products, and public and private funds. Before rejoining Cadwalder, Mike was at the forefront of the liquid alternatives movement as Managing Director for Product Development at Equinox Financial Solutions. In this role, Mike was deeply involved in the design and structuring of several first-of-their-kind products, including the first managed futures mutual fund allocating to external commodity trading advisors and the first structured mutual fund importing the return of a bank-owned smart beta index.

Mike served as a Distinguished Lecturer at City University of New York with responsibilities at both the CUNY Law School and Queens College. Prior to his time as a professor, Mike served as Special Counsel at Cadwalader, representing broker-dealers, banks and large hedge funds and managing the registered shelf offerings of several large banks, while assisting clients in the design of innovative structured products for various distribution channels. Mike began his financial services career at Goldman Sachs & Co., where he was a Vice President in the Equity Finance Group, overseeing trades in equities, derivatives and synthetics.

Mike earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law, his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School, and his A.B. from The College of The Holy Cross. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at Seton Hall Law School and St. Francis College, where he currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. Mike is a frequent contributor to industry panels and his writings have been published in numerous legal and business journals, including the Creighton Law Review, Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, University of Pennsylvania Law Review (online), University of Virginia Law and Business Review, and the Yale Journal on Regulation (online).

Mike holds Series 3, 4, 7, 24, 52 and 63 licenses.


Daniel Prezioso is Partner for Olden Lane LLC. He is a transactional attorney with significant experience and a focus on commodity pools, registered investment companies, structured products, over-the-counter derivatives and fund financing. Prior to joining Olden Lane, Dan was the Associate General Counsel at the Equinox Financial Group in Princeton, New Jersey, where he provided the primary legal coverage for the firm’s registered investment adviser and affiliated broker dealer and oversaw the legal and compliance needs of mutual funds and commodity pools with assets in excess of $1.7 billion.

Prior to joining Equinox, Dan was an associate in the world renowned Structured Products and Derivatives Group at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP. At Cadwalader, he worked extensively with bank issuers of structured notes and drafted a wide variety of trading and financing related documentation.

Dan received his J.D. magna cum laude from Seton Hall Law School and his B.A. cum laude from the University of Maryland. He holds the Series 3 license.


Peter Marquardt has served as the Chief Compliance Officer of Olden Lane since its inception.

One of Olden Lane's early investors is The LeoGroup, LLC, where Peter is a Partner and the Chief Operating Officer. Peter brings over 30 years of broad based financial services experience managing many business aspects of both investment advisory and broker dealer firms. As CCO, Peter provides guidance to ensure proper operational and regulatory controls for the firm.

Prior to joining Olden Lane and The LeoGroup, Peter was the Chief Administrative and Compliance Officer for FCG Advisors, LLC and FCG Wealth Management, LLC. Prior to FCG, Peter enjoyed 25 years managing multiple business lines for firms including Goldman Sachs, Charles Schwab and Spear, Leads & Kellogg.

Peter received a B.A. from Lehigh University and a Masters Certificate in Management from Tulane University’s A.B. Freeman School of Business. He also holds the Certified Securities Compliance Professional (CSCP) designation from the National Society of Compliance Professionals and the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists.

Peter holds Series 4, 7, 63, 24, 79 and 99 licenses.


As Head of Research at Olden Lane LLC, Jon brings extensive experience in risk management, portfolio construction and product development. He monitors market trends and works closely with our product design team to conceive, develop and implement new products. Prior to joining Olden Lane, Jon was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of FF Management LLC, a systematic futures trading program. Before launching FF, Jon spent more than a decade as the Co-Founder and Co-CIO of Tapestry Asset Management, a fund-of-hedge funds with assets of up to $700M under management. Jon began his career with roles at Goldman Sachs Asset Management / Commodities Corp., Chemical Bank and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Jon holds a Series 3 license.


Our Strategies

Our business responds to the growing demand for more liquid and regulated alternative investment products. Olden Lane works with institutional clients to provide solutions that might benefit individual and institutional clients alike. Growth is being driven by investor demand for strategies and asset classes that can diversify portfolios through income streams less correlated to equity and fixed income investments.

In working with clients, Olden Lane generally classifies alternative investment return streams into two categories.

Access products

Delivering exposure to a specific asset class or risk factor.

— For example, many of today’s investors are interested in accessing the return streams of asset classes traditionally beyond the reach of all but the most sophisticated investors.

Outcome products

Targeting a specific return unattainable though a traditional equity or fixed income investment.

— For example, an investor may desire an enhanced level of equity market upside or some protection against downside loss.

Our Target Outcome Funds


Olden Lane’s Target Outcome Funds bring a new combination of capability and convenience to portfolio and risk management. This new family of innovative funds provides investors a broad set of alternatives to build more robust and resilient portfolios. Each Target Outcome Fund allows investors to participate in the return of a benchmark market index or other reference asset over a certain period of time and within specific risk constraints. These funds generally offer some measure of principal protection in exchange for a limit on participation in price appreciation. Some funds may also include features that leverage a particular return profile. In all cases, Target Outcome Funds are designed to provide an investor with the means to target an investment outcome aligned with his/her objectives and risk tolerance.

Target Outcome Funds are designed to reduce the risk and uncertainty inherent in the capital markets. The range of outcomes over a certain interval of time is defined when the fund is brought to market. The outcome orientation of these funds brings a new dimension to the rapidly growing market for index investing.  In a Target Outcome Fund, the uncertainty of an unconstrained allocation is replaced by a confidence in a controlled allocation. Target Outcome Funds encourage investors to consider how both positive and negative markets might affect their portfolios, allowing for better planning and portfolio management.

News and Media

PRINCETON, NJ and BOCA RATON, FL – March 31, 2017 - J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC (member of FINRA and SIPC, and an indirect majority owned subsidiary of Institutional Financial Markets, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IFMI) (“JVB Financial”) today announced that it has partnered with Olden Lane Securities LLC ("Olden Lane") to launch a new series of innovative unit investment trusts (UITs) called Target Outcome Funds.

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JVB Financial to Offer a New Form of Defined Outcome UIT Developed by Olden Lane

Released MARCH 31, 2017





Olden Lane is proud to provide the following pieces to stimulate dialogue and discussion with colleagues in the investing community. Feedback is always welcomed and appreciated.

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The Unit Investment Trust: Maintaining Integrity Through Time

January 2016

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Some Thoughts on the Evolution of the Design of Financial Products

June 2016

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The Natural Plateauing of Liquid Alternative Funds: What Comes Next?

October 2016

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Reflections on Time and Structure: Part 1

February 2017


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CU Capital Market Solutions is a credit union service organization (CUSO) and a registered investment advisor committed to the credit union movement. The firm provides a variety of analytical and investment services and strategic balance sheet solutions to credit unions nationwide. By focusing on credit unions, CMS has a thorough understanding of client’s needs, the risks they face and the regulatory structure under which they operate.

CU CMS has teamed up with Olden Lane to launch and distribute investment solutions tailored to the needs of credit unions.

JVB Financial

J.V.B. Financial Group, LLC (member FINRA, SIPC), an indirect majority owned subsidiary of Institutional Financial Markets, Inc. (IFMI), specializes in the sales and trading of fixed income securities. The firm’s mission is to be the premier distribution platform to Dealers and Advisors, providing trusted advice, intelligent solutions, and superior execution.

JVB has partnered with Olden Lane to launch and distribute a new series of innovative unit investment trusts (UITs) called Target Outcome Funds.


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