Argentem Trade Services Executive Board
Daniel Chapman - Chairman of the Board
As Chairman of the Board, Dan serves as an advisor for the management, investment strategy and operations of Argentem Trade Services. He has more than 30 years of experience successfully negotiating and navigating businesses through major financial crises over decades of market volatility with a track record of outperforming major benchmarks. Dan currently serves as the Managing Partner, CEO and Co-CIO of Argentem Creek and is responsible for leading the firm and management of the funds.
Prior to founding Argentem Creek in 2015, Daniel was responsible for all emerging markets risk taking activity within high-yield, structured, and distressed corporate credit at Cargill Inc subsidiary, Black River Asset Management. Daniel was recruited by Cargill to help establish the hedge fund business in 2004, building a successful and highly regarded global team, contributing to growing the fund to a peak of over $12 billion.
Prior to joining Black River, Daniel was with JP Morgan New York for fifteen years, most recently as a Managing Director responsible for the distressed debt trading business. As the company underwent a series of mergers to become JP Morgan, Daniel managed various parts of the corporate credit business in emerging markets, most recently in the area of distressed corporate debt. He managed both proprietary risk as well as a client flow book. He was also responsible for managing sourcing efforts, directing credit analysts in the development of analytics, and working with legal counsel to develop strategies and manage legal issues related to workouts. While at JP Morgan, Daniel also established a private sector EM money markets business, reaching peak issuance volume of US$10 billion per year and developed the business into a leading EM corporate credit trading platform.
Cesar Canali - Board Member, Chief Executive Officer
As a Board Member and Chief Executive Officer of Argentem Trade Services, Cesar is responsible for establishing the firm's strategic direction and overseeing operations. Through his 25 years of financial markets and metals experience, Cesar has developed extensive market expertise and a global network of relationships across the value chain.
Prior to founding Argentem Trade Services in 2019, Cesar was a Senior Director at Cargill Inc, where he joined with a team from Jeffries to build the metals derivatives and risk management business. During his tenor, he successfully established a global customer base spanning across the value chain. Prior to joining Cargill in 2015, Cesar was a Director at Jeffries, where he was responsible for the institutional and corporate customers in the Americas in metals and energy. His interest in the metals business started at an early age when he worked in his family’s galvanizing business in Brazil. Cesar began his career as a petrochemical trader and transitioned to base metals derivatives and trade finance, holding origination and structuring positions at Mizuho, Banco Santander and Bank Boston. He has held executive positions in Brazil, Mexico and United States, where he has developed a global network of customers and relationships. Cesar has served as a member of the London Metals Exchange Aluminum committee. He is fluent in English, Portuguese and Spanish.