Kyle Brandon is Managing Director and Director of Research at the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA), which brings together the shared interests of hundreds of securities firms, banks and asset managers. Ms. Brandon is a member of SIFMA’s Management Committee and leads its Derivatives Group, focusing on emerging OTC derivatives-related regulatory, compliance and business practices issues on behalf of SIFMA’s swap dealer members. Kyle also oversees the Research Department, which produces surveys, reports and statistics on the financial industry and markets, providing content for advocacy, communications and business policies and practices, as well as publications and the SIFMA website (

Before joining SIFMA’s predecessor organization, SIA, in 2004, Ms. Brandon was chief financial officer, chief operating officer and co-founder of Orion Capital Advisors Ltd. in Moscow, where she co-managed a $200 million portfolio of Russian investment-oriented hedge funds. At Orion, Kyle oversaw the hedge fund management company as well as several private equity portfolio companies. Prior to a number of years in macro and emerging markets at U.S.-based hedge funds, Ms. Brandon worked on the dealer side in fixed income and derivatives.

Kyle holds a BA in Japan studies from Cornell University and an MA in International Economics from the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University in Washington, D.C.

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