Joseph Scafidi serves as the Director of Trading at Brandes Investment Partners, L.P., an independently owned investment adviser managing a variety of active investment strategies applying a value-investing philosophy. At Brandes, Joseph is responsible for the management and oversight of the global trading desk and the trading strategy for implementing investment decisions. He is a Limited Partner for Brandes Worldwide Holdings, L.P. and a member of the executive team responsible for the firm's strategic planning.
Joseph has worked on Wall Street since 1986 and was a senior position trader for 13 years. Prior to Brandes, he led Morgan Stanley's International Trading desk in New York. Prior to that, he served as Co-Head of U.S. Equity Trading at Bank of America Securities from 2003-2006 where he was also responsible for the financials, utilities and energy sectors. He joined Bank of America from Lehman Brothers, where he headed telecom trading and was also the New York Head of U.K. and European Trading.
Joseph has extensive product knowledge in both foreign and domestic equity markets as well as 12 years of experience managing trading professionals and building positive relationships with institutional clients. He has been an active voice in supporting in U.S. market structure reform, with periodic meetings in Washington, DC, with senior officials at the SEC, FINRA, US Treasury and the House of Representatives.