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In June of 2014 I bought a house in Wilmington, DE. I was looking for something in the greater Philadelphia area with some level of civilization, but which was also cheaper (and with lower taxes) than New Jersey. Wilmington fits the bill and is smaller and more relaxed than Philadelphia (not to mention NYC), while having many of the advantages. It's also convenient to Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, and DC.

I've been running my consulting and software business, Eclipse Software, since the closing of the investment banking business of NatWest. Topics in financial transaction processing applications are published to the website on an on-going basis.

Working

Since NatWest closed its investment banking business in 1999 I've been working through my business, Eclipse.
2007 - 2013 MetLife Investments Morristown & Somerset

Application development manager for their interest rate risk application, focusing on fixed income securities and derivatives. MetLife's entire investment portfolio is covered. Modeling is performed using the Kamakura Risk Manager (KRM) software.

2006 - 2006 Jefferies and Company Jersey City

Worked on a variety of securities pricing issues, including policy for firm and customer accounts, reconciliations, vendor selection, and a centralized repository.

2004 - 2006 UBS Fixed Income Prime Brokerage New York City

Led UBS's effort to provide trading in MBS to its FIPB clients. This included trade upload, safekeeping moves, customer P&I allocations, and customer TBA netting.

2002 - 2003 J P Morgan Chase New York City

Led the transaction database effort associated with the development of Chase's new nationwide branch teller system. Focused on the needs of Proof & Reconcilement, Fraud, Investigations, and Risk & Compliance.

1999 - 2002 Societe Generale and SG Cowen New York City

Managed the firm's project for the Nasdaq SuperMontage trading environment.

Managed the development of a system for calculating and forecasting firm liquidity.

Prior to this I worked for these companies.
1996 - 1999 NatWest Markets New York City

Vice President of back office applications for NatWest's securities businesses in the areas of accounting, finance, regulatory, and compliance.

1995 - 1996 Ernst & Young LLP New York City

Managed the Data Administration project on the MetLife financial re-engineering engagement.

1987 - 1995 Eclipse Software, Inc. New York City

I started Eclipse to develop software for NatWest Markets. We supported the full business lifecycle for the Equities, Fixed Income, and Capital Markets business lines.

Eclipse also did consulting at J P Morgan on a multi-product security master and an accounting system for equities and corporate bonds.

If it's true about big fish and small ponds, then this was my guppy-in-a-puddle period.

1979 - 1987 Computron Technologies (now AXS-One; financials effectively defunct) New York City, then Secaucus

Developed Computron's core financial product, the CAS/IV General Ledger. Created and managed the Consulting Services, Client Support, and Documentation departments.

1975 - 1979 Burroughs Corp (now part of Unisys) Detroit

Project leader for Burrough's internal financial database / manufacturing accounting system.

Moving Around

This is where I've been since graduating from Caltech in 1973.

2014 - present Wilmington, DE

Bought a very nice house in the city, built around 1920.

2011 - 2014 Hillsborough, NJ

A house again, with more space than in New Providence. A more rural feel as well.

2009 - 2011 New Providence, NJ

An entire house, with a yard and everything! NP is the next train station out from Summit.

2007 - 2009 Summit, NJ

The first floor of a house in a residential area just outside of the town, with an easy walk to the train station.

2005 - 2007 Jersey City, NJ

Enough of NYC, and time for a change. This was right on the Hudson, a PATH ride away from the city. Very convenient, but Jersey City is nothing to get excited about.

1982 - 2005 New York, NY

I spent 6 years renting downtown on King Street, and then in 1988 bought a loft on West 15th Street.

There really is nothing like NYC.

1981 - 1982 Colorado Springs, CO

A great time to be living in the Springs.

1979 - 1981 New York, NY

Two years in a fifth-floor walk-up on the Upper East Side.

1975 - 1979 Detroit, MI

A troubled city, though I never had any trouble.

1973 - 1975 Colorado Springs, CO

Having a great time while going to UCCS.

Education

This is my formal education after graduating from Chofu High School in Tokyo, Japan.

1998 MS in Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York City
1979 Graduate program in Computer Science, Wayne State University, Detroit
1975 MBA in Information Systems, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
1973 BS in Biology, with Honor, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena

Professional Activities

Affiliations
IEEEInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (Senior Member). Recipient of a Professional Service Award. Past Chairman of the New York Section of the Computer Society.
ACMAssociation for Computing Machinery (Member).
MAAMathematical Association of America (Member).
Standards Development

I've been a member of the working groups for a number of industry software standards developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers:

IEEE Standard for Object-Oriented Methods
IEEE Standard for Software Quality Assurance Plans
IEEE Standard for Software Configuration Management Plans
IEEE Standard for Software Test Documentation Plans
IEEE Standard for Software User Documentation
IEEE Standard Glossary of Computer Applications Terminology
IEEE Standard Glossary of Computer Languages
IEEE Standard Glossary of Software Engineering Terminology
IEEE Guide to Software Requirements Specifications
Presentations

"Software Development Life Cycles", New York. Presented this seminar at the invitation of the New York Chapter of the IEEE Computer Society. Discussed the background of software development methods and current results from research and practice.

Andrew Weigel, 2014

Trips & Pix

Recent trips and pictures.

Sam, 2015

Family Links & Pages

Links to family sites and to local pages.

Odds & Ends

The things that didn't fit anywhere else.

About .name

The .name top-level domain (TLD) was developed to allow individuals to own an Internet address (mine is andrew.weigel.name) and associated e-mail addresses (see mine below). You never have to worry about it after that, regardless of where you live or whom you use as an ISP.

Unlike other e-mail addresses, you own your .name. If you have your e-mail through a company like Yahoo or Google, they are providing you a service but are under no obligation to you. They could change the naming scheme, give the address to someone else, go out of business, merge with another firm, or decide to start charging a fee.

The situation is similar with ISPs (e.g., Comcast, RoadRunner), but there you have the added problem that you may move to an area not supported by that ISP. Then you have no choice but to get a new e-mail address.

.name simply makes things much simpler.

The downside is that it is not widely supported by registrars and hosters. Part of it is that the TLD is four characters; many applications still expect three (e.g., ".com" or ".edu"). The domain is also unique to three levels; other domains are unique to only two. andrew.weigel.com, for instance, would be a subdomain of weigel.com, not a standalone domain. This also causes problems for many hosters. In the end I had to add a second domain (andrewweigel.name) just so that the home page would display properly.

The authorities have now permitted two-level domains (e.g., weigel.name), which is confusing registrars, hosters, and users.

Click here to learn more about .name.

Contact Information

Andrew Weigel
908 Greenhill Ave
Wilmington, DE 19805-2640
212 727-1136


Last updated: August 28, 2016.   Copyright 2005-2016, Andrew H. Weigel (AHW).  E-mail: Web2015@andrewweigel.name.