Symmetry Partners

Our Investment Committee

Drawing on decades of evidence, the insights of leading academics, and original research, Symmetry’s Investment Committee is responsible for setting the firm’s investment policy as well as developing new evidence-based investment solutions and strategies, including the Panoramic Funds and Models and PrecisonCore ETF Models.

David E. Connelly Jr., Partner, Symmetry Partners

David E. Connelly, Jr.
Partner

Mr. Connelly is a founding partner of Symmetry Partners. Mr. Connelly focuses on portfolio management and the strategic growth of the firm. He co-founded Symmetry Partners in 1994 to serve pension funds, closely held businesses, not-for-profit organizations and high-net-worth investors. He has broadened the focus of the firm to include a full range of retirement plans and independent fee-based advisors.

John McDermott, Ph.D., Executive Director for Investments,

John B. McDermott, Ph.D.
Executive Director for Investments

Dr. McDermott began his affiliation with Symmetry in 2005. Dr. McDermott is a renowned scholar focused on the role of liquidity in financial markets. He has been published in numerous academic journals, including The Journal of Banking and Finance, The Journal of Financial Markets and The Journal of Futures Markets. Dr. McDermott received his undergraduate degree from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, his MBA from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Thomas J. Romano, Head of Strategic Relationships and Product Development, Symmetry Partners

Thomas J. Romano
Head of Strategic Relationships and Product Development

Tom Romano is responsible for supporting the business growth objectives of Symmetry’s strategic relationships. As Head of Strategic Relationships and Product Development, he works closely with the Symmetry team and financial advisor community to identify and implement a variety of solutions, tools, and resources. He has held a number of Sales Management and leadership roles at Symmetry and has more than two decades of experience in the financial services industry.

Rebecca Cioban, CFA®, Director, Investments and Portfolio Manager, Symmetry Partners

Rebecca Cioban, CFA®
Director, Investments and Portfolio Manager

Co-manager of the Investments team. Rebecca’s focus is engineering and managing the Panoramic fund family and portfolio offerings as well as providing analysis and education about investment-related topics to Symmetry’s Advisor network and clientele.

Kevin Scully, CFA®, Director of Investments and Portfolio Manager, Symmetry Partners

Kevin Scully, CFA®
Director, Investments and Portfolio Manager

Co-manager of the Investments team. Kevin focuses on portfolio management, as well as the development and implementation of investment solutions, including Symmetry’s custom investment offerings. Prior to joining Symmetry in 2015, Kevin was an associate at SS&C Fund Services, where he provided investor relations support for the firm’s hedge fund clients.

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Patrick A. Sweeny
Partner and Emeritus Member

Patrick A. Sweeny is a founding partner of Symmetry Partners. Prior to co-founding he company in 1994, he spent a number of years on Wall Street with Weeden & Company and Dean Witter Reynolds in institutional trading and sales in both the equity and fixed income markets. Additionally, he was a member of the Commodities Exchange as a floor trader with Paine Webber.

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FRIDAY HOLIDAY CLOSURE

The Symmetry Partners offices will be closed on Friday, March 29. We will resume regular business hours on Monday, April 1.