Alternative Product Team


Joseph LaScala

Senior Managing Director - Head of Alternative Investments
Joe La Scala is Sr. Managing Director of Aegis Capital, Corp., a NYC based broker/dealer. He runs the firm's insurance and alternative investment platforms. Prior to joining Aegis, Joe was Vice President of Investec Ernst & Co, a NY based broker/dealer that was the predecessor of what is now known as Maxim Group. Joe has attained a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance from the Frank G. Zarb School of Business at Hofstra University, as well as a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Administration with a major in Finance and a minor in management from Manhattan College where he attended on a baseball and golf scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Joe currently holds the following industry licenses with FINRA: Series 7 (General Securities Representative), Series 63 (Uniform Securities Agent State Law Exam), Series 24 (General Securities Principal), Series 4 (Registered Options Principal) and Series 65 (Uniform Investment Advisor). Additionally, Joe is registered with the State of NY as a licensed life, accident and health insurance agent. He holds other individual state insurance appointments as well.

Eric Newman

Chief Supervisory Officer of Aegis Capital
Eric Newman is Chief Supervisory Officer of Aegis Capital. In this capacity he provides supervisory guidance for the firm’s branch managers and Offices of Supervisory Jurisdiction. He is also focused on the development and refining of supervisory risk procedures and management of Aegis’s current and new lines of business. Prior to joining Aegis Capital, Eric was a Managing Director of Investments / Branch Manager at National Securities for over 10 years. Eric is a graduate from the State University of New York, College at Oswego and has a B.S. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.

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