American Optimal Advisors Need help with terms? United States Type: Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) Registrations: NFA ID: 0430909 Program Past 12 Months Jan YTD CAROR WDD AUM Min Inv Visits AORDA Portfolio 2 17.37 -28.17 $ 200k 5555 AORDA Portfolio 3 9.96 -14.74 $ 200k 4565 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 *Note CTA registration with NFA is in process. Not approved yet. Mission: American Optimal Advisors is a Florida registered investment advisor managing accounts for US accredited investors (wealthy individuals, endowments, hedge funds, etc). Objectives: Top performance in both rising and falling markets. Preserve and grow the portfolio assets while, at the same time, deliver high returns by taking advantage of market volatility. Use state of the art optimization methods, such as Conditional Vale-at-Risk, for development of investment strategies. Investment Manager: Stan Uryasev, PhD Dr. Stan Uryasev is the founder and owner of American Optimal Advisors (since 2008). He is also the founder and owner of software company American Optimal Decisions (since 2001) developing optimization software in risk management area: VaR, CVaR, Drawdown minimization. Dr. Uryasev is in charge of executing automatic trading strategies with the Portfolio Safeguard software developed at American Optimal Decisions. He is also responsible for the overall management of American Optimal Advisors. Dr. Uryasev holds MS from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and PhD from Kiev Glushkov Institute of Cybernetics. Dr. Uryasev is also a professor at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. He is the director of the Risk Management and Financial Engineering Lab and the director of the PhD Program with Concentration in Quantitative Finance at the University of Florida. He is on the editorial board of a number of research journals and is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Risk.