David “Merc” Morse has been with HedgeStar, formerly DerivActiv, since its founding in 2004. Merc has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry in operational, training, relationship management and business development roles. He is a domain expert in valuations for a broad array of financial instruments, including commodity transactions, equity derivatives, credit default swaps, foreign exchange contracts, mortgage-backed securities, locally issued bonds, and all types of interest rate hedges.
In his current role, Merc is the main point of contact for HedgeStar’s current clients. He also assists clients and potential clients with specific solutions around their derivative and financial product valuations, counterparty risk, and tax risk.
Prior to joining HedgeStar, Merc worked as a bidding agent at a national capital advisory firm. He also held multiple management roles at Allianz Life, an international financial services company.
Merc holds a B.S. degree in Business from St. Cloud State University.