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WisdomTree Investments Inc (WETF.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Michael Steinhardt

76 2004 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Jonathan Steinberg

53 2012 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Amit Muni

48 2008 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President - Finance

Gregory Barton

56 2012 Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President - Operations

Kurt MacAlpine

35 2015 Executive Vice President - Head of Global Distribution and Chief Distribution Officer

Luciano Siracusano

51 2011 Executive Vice President - Chief Investment Strategist

Peter Ziemba

59 2011 Executive Vice President - Business and Legal Affairs, Chief Legal Officer

Frank Salerno

57 2008 Lead Independent Director

Bruce Lavine

51 2016 Director

Steven Begleiter

55 2011 Independent Director

Anthony Bossone

45 2009 Independent Director

R. Jarrett Lilien

55 2008 Independent Director

Win Neuger

67 2013 Independent Director

Jason Weyeneth

2017 Director of Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Michael Steinhardt

Mr. Michael H. Steinhardt is the Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Steinhardt has served as our non-executive Chairman of the Board since November 2004. From 1967 through 1995, Mr. Steinhardt served as Senior Managing Partner of Steinhardt Partners, L.P., a private investment company, and related investment entities. In 1995, Mr. Steinhardt closed Steinhardt Partners and eliminated his involvement in managing client assets. He founded and now serves as President of Steinhardt Management Co., Inc., which currently manages his family office. Mr. Steinhardt currently devotes most of his time and financial resources to Jewish philanthropic causes, directed through The Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life for which he serves as Chairman. Mr. Steinhardt is the co-founder of Birthright Israel and is a major supporter. He also serves as Co-Chair of the Areivim Philanthropic Group. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of New York University and the Steinhardt Foundation. Mr. Steinhardt received his B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania.

Jonathan Steinberg

Mr. Jonathan Lawrence Steinberg is the President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Company. Mr. Steinberg founded and has served as our Chief Executive Officer of the Company since October 1988 and since August 2012, he has also served as our President. He has been a member of our Board of Directors since October 1988, serving as Chairman of the Board of Directors from October 1988 to November 2004. He also served as Editor-in-Chief of Individual Investor and Ticker, two magazines formerly published by the Company. Mr. Steinberg, together with Luciano Siracusano, was responsible for the creation and development of our proprietary index methodology. In connection with the Company’s strategic investment in November 2016 in AdvisorEngine, Inc., a B2B full enterprise wealth management technology platform, Mr. Steinberg joined AdvisorEngine’s Board of Directors. Prior to founding WisdomTree, Mr. Steinberg was employed as an analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., an investment banking firm, from 1986 to 1988. Mr. Steinberg is the author of Midas Investing, published by Times Books, a division of Random House, Inc. in 1996. He attended The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

Amit Muni

Mr. Amit Muni is the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President - Finance of the Company. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Muni served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer of International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc., an electronic options exchange, from 2003 until March 2008. Mr. Muni was Vice President, Finance, of Instinet Group Incorporated, an electronic agency broker-dealer, from 2000 to 2003. From 1996 until 2000, Mr. Muni was employed as a Manager of the Financial Services Industry Practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, an accounting firm. From 1991 until 1996, Mr. Muni was an accountant and a senior auditor for National Securities Clearing Corporation, a firm that provides centralized clearing, information and settlement services to the financial industry. Mr. Muni received a B.B.A. in Accounting from Pace University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Gregory Barton

Mr. Gregory E. Barton, J.D. has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2018. Before joining the Company, Mr. Barton served as Executive Vice President Business and Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary of TheStreet, Inc., a financial media company, from June 2009 to July 2012, following his service as General Counsel and Secretary of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., a media and merchandising company, from October 2007 to August 2008. From October 2004 to October 2007, Mr. Barton served as Executive Vice President, Licensing and Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary, and from November 2002 to October 2004, as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, of Ziff Davis Media Inc., a technology media company. Preceding Ziff Davis, Mr. Barton served in a variety of positions at WisdomTree (then known as Individual Investor Group, Inc.) from August 1998 to November 2002, including President, Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel; and prior to that served from September 1996 to August 1998 as Vice President, Corporate and Legal Affairs, and General Counsel, and from May 1995 to September 1996 as General Counsel, of Alliance Semiconductor Corporation, an integrated circuit company. Mr. Barton was previously an attorney at the law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP. From June 2006 through October 2012, Mr. Barton served as an Independent Trustee and Chairman of the Audit Committee for the WisdomTree Trust. Mr. Barton received a B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from Claremont McKenna College and a J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Kurt MacAlpine

Mr. Kurt MacAlpine is the Executive Vice President - Head of Global Distribution and Chief Distribution Officer of the Company. In connection with the Company’s strategic investment in November 2016 in AdvisorEngine, Inc., a B2B full enterprise wealth management technology platform, Mr. MacAlpine joined AdvisorEngine’s Board of Directors. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. MacAlpine was employed at McKinsey & Company between May 2006 and June 2015 in a variety of consulting roles. He was elected a Partner of McKinsey & Company in April 2013 and was the Leader of the North American Asset Management Practice. While at McKinsey & Company, Mr. MacAlpine managed global consulting teams in the asset management and wealth management industries on topics related to distribution, marketing, product development, international expansion, strategy and M&A. He has extensive experience working with domestic and foreign firms in North America, Asia and Europe. Mr. MacAlpine is from Canada originally and received his M.B.A. from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and his Bachelor of Commerce from Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Luciano Siracusano

Mr. Luciano Siracusano, III is the Executive Vice President - Chief Investment Strategist of the Company. From October 2008 to May 2015, while serving as our Chief Investment Strategist, Mr. Siracusano also led our sales team as Director of Sales and Head of Sales. Prior to serving in those positions, Mr. Siracusano served as our Director of Research from 2001 until October 2008, and as a research analyst and editor of our various media publications from 1999 until 2001. Mr. Siracusano, together with Mr. Steinberg, was responsible for the creation and development of our fundamentally weighted index methodology. Prior to joining the Company in 1999, Mr. Siracusano was an Equity Analyst at Value Line, Inc., an investment research firm, from 1998 to 1999. Preceding his career in finance, Mr. Siracusano served as Special Assistant to HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros and as a Special Assistant to New York Governor Mario Cuomo. Mr. Siracusano received his B.A. in Political Science from Columbia University.

Peter Ziemba

Mr. Peter M. Ziemba has been appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of the Company effective January 1, 2018. From April 2007 to March 2011, Mr. Ziemba served as our General Counsel. Prior to joining our Company, Mr. Ziemba was a partner in the Corporate and Securities department of Graubard Miller, which served as our primary corporate counsel, from 1991 to 2007, and was employed at that firm beginning in 1982. Mr. Ziemba received his B.A. in History with university honors from Binghamton University and his J.D., cum laude, from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Mr. Ziemba served as a director of our Company from 1996 to 2003.

Frank Salerno

Mr. Frank D. Salerno is the Lead Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Salerno was Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Advisors – Americas Institutional Division, an investment advisory company, from July 1999 until his retirement in February 2004. Before joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Salerno spent 18 years with Bankers Trust Company in various positions. In 1990, he assumed responsibility for Bankers Trust’s domestic index management business and in 1995 he became Chief Investment Officer for its Structured Investment Management Group. Mr. Salerno received a B.S. in Economics from Syracuse University and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University. Mr. Salerno served as a director and member of the audit committee and conflicts committee of K-Sea Transportation Partners, L.P., formerly a NYSE-listed company, from 2004 until its acquisition in 2011.

Bruce Lavine

Mr. Bruce I. Lavine serves as Director of the Company. Mr. Lavine has served as Chief Executive Officer of 55 Capital Partners LLC, an asset management firm that implements sophisticated institutional portfolio management strategies with ETFs for a variety of different client types, since February 2016. From August 2012 to February 2016, he served as our Vice Chairman (non-executive), and from May 2006 until August 2012 as our President and Chief Operating Officer. From 1998 to 2006, he was employed by Barclays Global Investors, an asset management firm, in the following positions: from 1998 to 1999, he served as Director, Financial Planning, Global Finance; from 1999 to 2003, he served as Chief Financial Officer, Director of New Product Development, U.S. iShares and Individual Investor Business; and from 2003 to May 2006 he served as Head of iShares Exchange Traded Funds, Europe. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Lavine served as the Manager of Business Planning at Sequel, Inc., a computer hardware services company. From 1991 to 1994, Mr. Lavine was employed by Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a pharmaceutical company, first as a financial associate and then as a senior treasury analyst. Mr. Lavine received a B.S. with distinction in Commerce and an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of Virginia. Mr. Lavine is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

Steven Begleiter

Mr. Steven L. Begleiter is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Begleiter has served as Senior Principal at Flexpoint Ford, LLC, a private equity group focused on investments in financial services and healthcare, since October 2008. Prior to joining Flexpoint Ford, Mr. Begleiter spent 24 years at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., serving first as an investment banker in the Financial Institutions Group and then as Senior Managing Director and member of its Management and Compensation Committee from 2002 to September 2008. Mr. Begleiter also served as head of Bear, Stearns’ Corporate Strategy Group. Mr. Begleiter has been a director of Great Ajax Corp. (NYSE: AJX), a mortgage REIT, since June 2014, and a director of MarketAxess Holdings Inc. (Nasdaq: MKTX), the operator of a leading electronic trading platform for fixed-income securities, and the provider of market data and post-trade services for the global fixed-income markets, since April 2012. Mr. Begleiter received his B.A. in Economics with honors from Haverford College.

Anthony Bossone

Mr. Anthony Bossone is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Bossone has been the Chief Financial Officer of Atlantic-Pacific Capital, Inc., a broker-dealer and global placement agent dedicated to raising capital for alternative investment funds, since 2003. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Bossone was the Assistant Controller at SAC Capital Advisors, LLC, a hedge fund advisory firm, and from 1999 until 2001, Mr. Bossone served as an equity trader at Schonfeld Securities, LLC, a securities trading firm. Mr. Bossone began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in 1993 where he was an audit manager until 1999. Mr. Bossone received his B.S. in Business and Economics with highest honors from Lehigh University and is a Certified Public Accountant.

R. Jarrett Lilien

Mr. R. Jarrett Lilien has been Executive Vice President and Head of Emerging Technologies of the Company. Mr. Lilien is the Managing Partner of Bendigo Partners, LLC, which he founded in 2008. Bendigo Partners engages in venture capital investing and advisory services within the financial services industry. Bendigo’s investment model is for one or more of its partners to be employed within its investments. From September 2012 to July 2014, Mr. Lilien served as the Chief Executive Officer of Kapitall Inc., an online investing platform. From 2003 to 2008, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of E*TRADE Financial Corporation. In this role, he was responsible for the tactical execution of all of E*TRADE’s global business strategies. Previously, he served as the President and Chief Brokerage Officer at E*TRADE Securities. In this capacity, Mr. Lilien reorganized the business, adding new product lines and providing innovative brokerage capabilities to its retail, institutional, and corporate clients around the world. With experience in more than 40 global markets, he was instrumental in developing a flexible infrastructure for E*TRADE’s brokerage units designed to provide retail and institutional clients with seamless execution, clearing, and settlement. Prior to joining E*TRADE, Mr. Lilien spent 10 years as Chief Executive Officer at TIR (Holdings) Limited, a global institutional broker, which E*TRADE acquired in 1999. Mr. Lilien currently serves as President of the Jazz Foundation of America, is on the Board of Directors of Barton Mines Corporation, the Baryshnikov Arts Center and Tradier, Inc., and is on the Advisory Board of WFUV FM Radio. In April 2015, he joined the Board of Directors of ITG (NYSE: ITG), an independent execution broker and research provider, and served as interim CEO from August 2015 until January 2016. Mr. Lilien received his B.A. in Economics from the University of Vermont.

Win Neuger

Mr. Win J. Neuger is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Neuger is an independent investor and consultant. From July 2014 until June 2015, he served as Chairman of EcoAlpha Asset Management LLC, a private investment management company focused on investing in companies providing solutions to the global problems of burdened resources. From March 2012 until January 2013, Mr. Neuger served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of PineBridge Investments, an independent asset manager offering investment opportunities in emerging and developed markets, and from March 2010 to March 2012, he served as its Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Executive Committee. From January 2009 to March 2010, Mr. Neuger served as Executive Vice President of American International Group (“AIG”), an international insurance organization serving commercial, institutional and individual customers, as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AIG Investments, AIG’s asset management company. Prior to January 2009, in addition to these positions, Mr. Neuger also served as Chief Investment Officer of AIG. Prior to AIG, Mr. Neuger served as both Managing Director, Fixed Income and, subsequently, as Managing Director, Global Equities at Bankers Trust Company. Before Bankers Trust, Mr. Neuger was Chief Investment Officer at Western Asset Management. Mr. Neuger also served as Head of Fixed Income at Northwestern National Bank. Mr. Neuger previously served on our Board of Directors from January 2007 to December 2009. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of Neuger Communications Group, a private strategic marketing communications and public relations firm. Mr. Neuger received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and an M.B.A. from the Amos Tuck Graduate School of Business.

Jason Weyeneth

Basic Compensation

Name Fiscal Year Total

Michael Steinhardt

184,993

Jonathan Steinberg

5,463,990

Amit Muni

1,766,000

Gregory Barton

1,878,000

Kurt MacAlpine

1,369,000

Luciano Siracusano

2,423,990

Peter Ziemba

1,705,000

Frank Salerno

297,493

Bruce Lavine

177,629

Steven Begleiter

184,993

Anthony Bossone

192,493

R. Jarrett Lilien

212,493

Win Neuger

199,993

Jason Weyeneth

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As Of  31 Dec 2016

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