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The professionals at Hudson Pilot are uniquely suited to provide solutions based on a broad range of experience acquired at some of the world’s foremost financial, human resource and investment management firms. They are designated professionals, and the founding partners are recognized authors in the field.

Michael W. Peskin, founder and CEO, spent 18 years at Morgan Stanley, ultimately leading the group responsible for advising and providing the senior financial management of pension sponsors with financial strategies and solutions for their pension and enterprise risk issues. His other positions at Morgan Stanley included Global Head of Asset Liability Strategies and roles within the Equity and Fixed Income Divisions. In addition to his experience at Morgan Stanley, Michael also led his own proprietary asset liability consulting firm and worked at Credit Suisse First Boston and Buck Consultants.

Professional Designations & Industry Leadership Roles

  • Associate of the Society of Actuaries (ASA) – 1983
  • Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst (CERA) – 2008
  • Chairperson of the Joint SOA & AAA Pension Finance Task Force – 2006-2008

Diana Germanov is an asset liability specialist with Hudson Pilot LLC with over ten years of experience working on valuation and risk management issues for pension and life insurance products. She was with Morgan Stanley for six years, where she focused on asset-liability analysis for pension plans. Before that, Diana held actuarial consulting positions with Ernst & Young and with Hewitt Associates.

Professional Designations

  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries FSA) – 2002
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder – 2004

Yingcong (Roger) Huang is an analyst at Hudson Pilot LLC, focusing on quantitative financial modeling for asset allocation, and quantitative investment research and analysis. He joined Hudson Pilot LLC in 2015. Prior to joining the firm, Roger worked as a year-long intern for a financial advisor team at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, responsible for asset allocation and manager selection.

Academic Degrees

  • M.S. Operations Research, Columbia University – 2014
  • B.S. Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Xiamen University – 2012

Ellen Peskin, Chief Compliance Officer, has worked for Hudson Pilot since its inception in 2009 when she reentered the work force after raising her children. Before that, she worked in investment banking for over 7 years originating and structuring public and private limited partnerships, most recently with Lehman Brothers. Ellen is a Certified Public Account and worked in public accounting for over 9 years with Ernst & Young and Arthur Andersen & Company after graduating from college.

Professional Designations

  • MBA in Finance, New York University – 1986
  • Certified Public Accountant – 1977
  • B.S. Accounting, New York University – 1975

Overview and Mission

Hudson Pilot is dedicated to the development and implementation of innovative solutions to the financial management of pension plans and endowments.


Our mission is to assist clients in setting and managing goals through enterprise-wide focused analysis and solutions.