Joseph Halpern is Founder and CEO of Exceed Investments, LLC. As CEO of Exceed Investments, LLC, Mr. Halpern is responsible for setting and managing the overall direction of the firm. Mr. Halpern founded Exceed in 2013 to offer defined outcome investing with a level of standardization and efficiency unavailable in the market today. With over a 20-year financial career, Mr. Halpern has structured, priced and traded billions of dollars in structured products, exotic derivatives and listed vanilla options in addition to managing trading groups, supervising risk management and participating in executive-level strategic initiatives. Prior to founding Exceed Investments, Mr. Halpern was a director at Lamco, the asset management division of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., where he headed the exotic derivatives commodities book, was chief negotiator on a number of global bank settlements and was a lead member of a task force on structured products. Prior to joining Lamco, Mr. Halpern was Director on the Equity Derivatives Trading desk of ING Financial Markets, a global financial institution, where he worked from 2007 to 2010. As a director, Mr. Halpern was responsible for structuring, pricing and trading an array of exotic derivatives for the global sales force. From 1996 through 2007, Mr. Halpern held a number of senior positions primarily involved in the managing and trading of option-based securities. Mr. Halpern lives in New York City with his wife and three children.