Paul R. Aaronson - Business Partner

Paul Aaronson is a senior financial services executive with over 35 years of diverse experience in asset management, alternatives investing, new product development and global securities law.

Aaronson is currently the Chief Operating Officer of i(x) investments, an investment firm that is focused on environmental and social impact.  He is also the Chief Executive Officer of i(x) Financial Services, a subsidiary of i(x) investments that owns a broker dealer.

Previous roles in his career have included managing director and Chief Administrative Officer, Equities, at Guggenheim Partners Investment Management and Chief Operating Officer of its Global Equities team;   founder of a financial consulting firm that advised on a variety of projects relating to alternative investment platforms, exchange traded funds and investment indices; Chief Executive Officer of a registered investment advisor with a managed accounts platform that facilitated access to hedge fund managers across a variety of investment strategies; co-founder of several hedge fund start-ups; Executive Managing Director at Standard & Poor’s, responsible for its Index and Portfolio Advisors groups; and Executive Director at Morgan Stanley in London and New York, where he was Global Product Manager for index basket products and ETFs, having been instrumental in developing the first exchange traded funds to be focused on international equities.  Paul began his career as a securities lawyer for Sullivan & Cromwell in New York before joining Morgan Stanley in London as in-house counsel. 

Other previous activities include: member of the board of directors of FLO Corporation, Chairman of the Town of New Canaan Emergency Medical Services Commission, member of the Board of Trustees of AdvisorShares Trust and life member of and former EMT for New Canaan EMS.

Aaronson joined the Board of MetroGuard Security & Risk Management in 2021. He has a BA from Middlebury College and a JD from Yale Law School.