Tanyard Creek Capital

United States-flagUnited States Type: Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) Registrations: NFA ID: 0382093
Program Past 12 Months Sep YTD CAROR WDD AUM Min Inv Visits
Livestock Program chart thumbnail
5.93 21.80 -14.17 $ 65.0M $ 200k 23760

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The risk of loss in trading commodity futures, options, and foreign exchange ("forex") is substantial.

CTA Introduction

Tanyard Creek Capital LLC (“TCC”), a registered commodity trading advisor, is currently offering a trading program to qualified investors. Through its trading program, TCC will engage in speculative trading of futures and option contracts offered on the United States commodity exchanges.

Because speculative trading in commodity interests presents the risk of substantial losses, only persons with high income and the ability to absorb such losses should consider participating in the trading program. See “Description of the Trading Method and Strategy” and “Additional Risk Factors”. The trading program is intended to be a long-term investment, and participating customers should plan to commit funds for a period of at least one year.

Background of Principal

The Principal of TCC is Randall Cleland. Randall Cleland is from Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia, from which he holds both a BS (1993) and MS (1996) in Agricultural and Applied Economics. During his academic career, he gained extensive experience developing quantitative models and forecasting economic trends in agriculture, and his work has been published in two peer reviewed journals.

In December 1996, he joined Sara Lee Corporation’s trading division where he held the title of Trading Manager and Staff Economist until he left the firm in December 2000. During this time, Randall learned the meat business from the ground up, negotiating purchases of pork, beef, and poultry for national brands like Sara Lee, Hillshire Farm, Jimmy Dean, and Ball Park. In addition to procuring fresh meat, Randall managed the company’s freezer program, presented commodity programs to corporate clients, and developed economic forecasts to support the trading group’s fundamental direction.

Randall became a registered Associated Person with the Rosenthal Collins Group LLC (“RCG”) in Chicago, Illinois on January 16, 2001. During this period, Mr. Cleland was also a registered Floor Broker at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange from May 9, 2001 through September 30, 2003.

After three years at the CME and a brief hiatus, he returned to Sara Lee in December 2003 where he held the title of Commodity Risk Manager, Meats until his departure in December 2006. As Commodity Risk Manager, Randall managed the company’s $750 million annual commodity meat exposure, running the hedge book for this massive trading group. As before, his focus was on the livestock-based commodities and their inherent volatility.

While still an Associated Person with RCG, Randall became registered as the Principal and Associated Person of TCC on September 18, 2007. His trading strategy remains focused on sound fundamental and technical analysis to support the needs of his corporate and private clients. Over the years, he has developed an in-depth knowledge of the politics and people that drive the livestock/meat business.