Jerry Szilagyi is CEO of Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC, sponsor of the Catalyst Funds, which he co-founded in 2006, Managing Member of AlphaCentric Advisors LLC, sponsor of the AlphaCentric Funds and CEO of Rational Advisors, Inc., sponsor of the Rational Funds and Strategy Shares ETFs. He also serves as President of MFund Distributors LLC, which provides marketing and sales services, and President of MFund Services LLC, which provides administrative services to mutual funds. Mr. Szilagyi serves as an officer or trustee of several fund trusts including Chairman of Mutual Fund Series Trust, President of Mutual Fund and Variable Insurance Trust and President of the Strategy Shares trust.
Mr. Szilagyi has previously been CEO of USA Mutuals Advisors, Inc. and President of the USA Mutuals trust. Mr. Szilagyi was CEO of ThomasLloyd Global Asset Management (Americas) LLC. Prior to ThomasLloyd, Mr. Szilagyi was Senior Vice President Business Development for Integrity Mutual Funds, Inc., a publicly traded investment management and brokerage firm. Prior to that Mr. Szilagyi was the Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Orbitex Financial Services Group, Inc., a global asset management company.
Mr. Szilagyi was also a Senior Manager in the Consulting and Corporate Finance practices of KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP where his services included: merger and acquisition advisory, strategic and profitability analyses, product development, and business restructuring advisory work for asset managers and other financial services institutions. He was also a Senior Manager in the Financial Services Consulting practice at Price Waterhouse. Prior to his consulting experience, Mr. Szilagyi was a Director of Business Planning and Financial Analysis at American Express, an internal consultant at National Westminster Bank, USA and a registered representative for First Investors Corporation.
Mr. Szilagyi received a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from New York University. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Management Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He is also a recipient of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.