Absolute Return Capital Management, LLC Need help with terms? United States Type: Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) Registrations: NFA ID: 0523331 Program Past 12 Months Mar YTD CAROR WDD AUM Min Inv Visits 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 Lawrence Abrams (Principal) has over 30 years of experience as a Futures and Options trader and broker. He has successfully traded through periods of drought, market crashes, natural and man-made disasters, clearing firm defaults, sweeping regulatory reforms, and more than a dozen so-called “Black Swan” or “100-year events.” Abrams’ ability to prosper during tumultuous market periods is what ultimately inspired him to create ARCM. Mr. Abrams was a partner of Cooper Neff, one of the nation’s leading options market-making and technology innovation groups. The firm created many of the pricing and risk assessment tools that are still used by the derivatives industry decades later. Mr. Abrams was instrumental in significantly expanding the firm's footprint on The Philadelphia Stock Exchange, The Kansas City Board of Trade, Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE), Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), and The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). After Cooper Neff was acquired by a major Japanese Bank, Mr. Abrams formed his trading firm, which operated from the CBOT trading floor. In the crucible of pit trading, Mr. Abrams developed many proprietary indicators, unique market analysis tools, and a range of risk management protocols to identify, trade, and manage trading opportunities. Abrams was a prominent “top-step” trader and market maker in the Soybean Options and Futures Pits at the CBOT and was elected to serve terms as a member of the Soybean Options Pit Committee. He was also nominated as a member and Vice-Chairman of the Chicago Board of Trade COM Committee (representing all options traders and options products at the CBOT). Mr. Abrams is a graduate of Boston University holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.