CEO, Director of Investment Strategies
Joe is a founding member of Arrow Investment Advisors, LLC, the advisor to Arrow Funds. His responsibilities include investment strategy, business development and marketing. Joe's experience of more than 20 years includes six years at Rydex Investments, where he was positioned at the helm of Rydex research, educating financial intermediaries on how to use Rydex Funds. He created fundamental and technical research tools and developed momentum models with Rydex sector funds. As Director of Product Development, he was responsible for researching new strategic opportunities, as well as creating high-quality investment products and services. He also initiated the research to create and launch the firm's first buy-and-hold mutual fund, the Rydex Sector Rotation Fund.
Prior to Rydex, Joe spent 12 years at the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. As a financial analyst, he assisted economists and analyzed monetary aggregate data. As a senior financial examiner, he advised Fed officers and board officials on financial, operational and managerial enhancements. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from The George Washington University, where he majored in finance and minored in accounting.
President, Director of Sales
Jake is a founding member of Arrow Investment Advisors, LLC, the advisor to Arrow Funds. His primary responsibilities include sales and key accounts. Before starting Arrow Funds, Jake spent 10 years at Rydex Investments, where he established a new investment advisor to provide mutual fund wrap strategies utilizing institutional money managers. As part of the firm's business development group, he was responsible for the development and promotion of unique mutual fund and variable trust fund asset allocation programs designed to deliver dynamic asset allocation strategies to the financial intermediary marketplace. He also spent two years as RIA Sales Manager, where he managed the inside sales team supporting lead generation and client service for the RIA channel. Prior to Rydex, he worked in various roles at a family-owned business. Jake holds Series 3, 7 and 63 securities registrations.
National Sales Manager
As National Sales Manager, John leads Arrow’s product distribution and advisor education efforts surrounding alternative investments and exchange traded funds (ETFs). During his more than 25 years of financial services industry experience, he has played a key role in creating and implementing various strategic corporate initiatives and building effective sales distribution teams for both traditional and alternative investments. Prior to joining Arrow, John served as the Managing Director/National Sales Manager for Direxion Funds with responsibility for the firm’s alternative and ETF lineup distribution strategy within the Broker/Dealer and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) channels as well as the retail and institutional marketplaces. He also spent more than ten years at Rydex Investments where he helped to establish the firm as an early entrant in the alternative investment mutual fund space. In addition to his distribution responsibilities, John has served as a portfolio strategist charged with providing financial advisor education on alternative investments and ETFs through various speaking and media engagements.
William E. Flaig, Jr.
Chief Investment Officer
Bill joined Arrow Investment Advisors in February of 2007. His experience of more than 16 years includes two years as a principle of Paladin Asset Management, where some of his original research in Absolute Return Factors evolved into the Arrow Alternative Solutions Fund. During his five years at Rydex Investments, he was Director of Portfolio Management and managed the entire portfolio team.
While at Rydex, Bill defined the concept of hedge fund replication, initiated the research and investment strategies on which several alternative funds are based, and then directed the management of those strategies. He also developed best practices for creating leverage within the constraints of an actively traded open-end mutual fund. Bill also spent six years at Bankers Trust Company in a range of roles including currency trading, proprietary trading, derivatives structuring, emerging market fixed income and currency trading. Bill graduated from Purdue University with a degree in management.
Director of Compliance
Soth joined Arrow in August 2011 and oversees compliance for Arrow Funds. Soth has over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Arrow, Soth successfully launched and managed a full-service brokerage and wealth management division for a Northern Virginia community bank. Prior to that, Soth served as the Chief Compliance Officer of the investment management and retail brokerage division of Friedman Billings Ramsey (FBR), a regional investment bank. In this capacity, he led the compliance efforts for the divisions responsible for managing approximately $2 billion AUM in registered funds, hedge funds, venture capital funds and private equity funds. Prior to his tenure at FBR, Soth served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Rydex Investments. Soth has a bachelor's degree in business from the University of Maryland, and has the Series 7, 24 and 66 securities registrations.
Director of Product Development
Ray joined Arrow Investment Advisors as Director of Product Development in January 2011. His primary responsibilities include overseeing new product launches, strategic partnerships and business development opportunities. Prior to joining Arrow, Ray spent 12 years with Thomson Reuters where, he spearheaded a number of successful initiatives, including key research projects for CDA/Wiesenberger. As a subject matter point-person, he oversaw the evolution of the Wealth Management Division, which includes Lipper Analytics. He was also instrumental in creating a partnership to launch ETF Connect, an industry website for tracking exchange traded products. Ray has been quoted in numerous industry publications including Financial Times, Financial Planning, Investment News and The Wall Street Journal. Before working at Thomson Reuters, Ray held positions at Prudential Securities, ECM Hedge Fund and ADP Institutional Brokerage Services. He graduated from George Mason University with a double major in government politics and economics.
Chief Compliance Officer
Patrick Bassett is Chief Compliance Officer of Arrow Investment Advisors, LLC, the advisor to Arrow Funds. His 15+ years of industry experience encompasses many facets including sales, sales supervision, trading and compliance. Prior to joining Arrow in January of 2008, Patrick was Director of Advisory Services for the Capital Financial Group/H. Beck, Inc., an independent broker/dealer and registered investment advisory firm. He also worked for FINRA in the Enforcement Division. Patrick has a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maryland, is currently pursuing a law degree and has the Series 7, 24 and 63 securities registrations. He has previously also passed the Series 3, 4, 53 and 65 examinations.
Neil E. Kays
Director of Marketing
Neil joined Arrow Funds in February 2008 as Director of Marketing. Prior to joining Arrow, he was Vice President of Marketing Communications for Steben & Company, a managed futures firm. He was previously the Senior Product Marketing Manager for mutual funds at Rydex Investments, including more than 60 traditional and alternative products totaling over $10 billion AUM. Since beginning his career in 1992, Neil has gained years of financial services experience through various sales and marketing roles with T. Rowe Price, Old Mutual and Legg Mason. Neil has a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Towson University and holds the Series 7 and 63 securities registrations.