Benjamin D. McCulloch is general counsel and managing director at XA Investments. Prior to joining XA Investments, Ben was an attorney in the investment management practice group at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP, where he counseled clients regarding issues related to the federal securities laws applicable to U.S. registered funds, their investment advisors, their boards of directors/trustees and service providers.
Prior to Drinker Biddle, Ben was an in-house lawyer at First Trust Advisors, where he counseled the new product development, operational and trading, fund accounting, and compliance departments on investment advisory and investment company matters. He also served as the chief compliance officer of the complex’s Canadian affiliate mutual funds.
Ben received his law degree from the University of Miami. He received his MBA from Dominican University, and he earned his B.S. in marketing from the University of Phoenix while serving active duty in the U.S. Navy. Prior to attending law school, Ben worked in the financial services industry as a financial advisor and later as a fixed income securities trader.