Perry Guarracino is a Director of Fixed Income Trading for TD Ameritrade, where he heads the secondary trading desk and is also responsible for the fixed income online business and marketing efforts. Perry holds a BA in business administration from Herbert H. Lehman College in the Bronx. Always wanting to work on Wall Street; he started out in a support role at L.F. Rothschild on the municipal bond desk and hasn’t looked back some 30 years later. He has a passion for fixed income and loves talking it up whenever he gets the opportunity. After a few jobs as a sales liaison, head of liaison sales, and as a municipal bond trader for 10 years, Perry landed his current job at TD Ameritrade in 2006.
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