LEVEL III Management LLC

United States-flagUnited States Type: Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) Registrations: NFA ID: 0384343
Program Past 12 Months Aug YTD CAROR WDD AUM Min Inv Visits
LEVEL III TRADING PARTNERS, L.P. archived programs N/A 24.71 -58.26 $ 100k 5668

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

BRUCE GWYN is the founder and managing member of the General Partner. He is a listed Principal (effective June 19, 2007) and CFTC registered Associated Person (effective July 3, 2007) of the General Partner as well as an Associate Member of the NFA in such capacities. Additionally, Mr. Gwyn is a listed Principal (effective May 11, 2007) and CFTC registered Associated Person (effective June 22, 2007) of LEVEL III TRADING, LLC, a CFTC registered Introducing Broker and NFA member since June 22, 2007. Mr. Gwyn has a long-standing relationship with the futures markets. From August 1985 to December 1989, he was employed by Stotler & Co., a commodity futures brokerage firm, where he worked the bond floor at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). During the years that followed, Mr. Gwyn moved onto managing Stotler & Co.?s bond desk on the floor, then became Manager of Stotler & Co.?s entire order desk. The order desk handled all of Stotler & Co.?s clients across the commodity markets and was not located on the floor; instead, Mr. Gwyn monitored the markets via computer. Here, Mr. Gwyn became familiar with the technical and fundamental aspects of the markets, especially the value of inter- and intra-market relationships. Mr. Gwyn was a CFTC registered Associated Person of Stoler & Co. from July 24, 1986 to September 1, 1989 and an NFA Associate member in such capacity from July 9, 1986 to September 1, 1989. In December of 1989, Mr. Gwyn joined several other brokers from Stotler & Co. in forming New Orleans Futures, a CFTC registered Introducing Broker. Mr. Gwyn was responsible for trading operations at the firm. As a great many traders utilized New Orleans Futures as an Introducing Broker, Mr. Gwyn was able to gain a enormous exposure to different trading strategies during his time there. Mr. Gwyn was a CFTC registered Associated Person and a listed Principal of New Orleans Futures and an NFA Associate Member in such capacities from February 14, 1990 to August 29, 1994. Mr. Gwyn was also a CFTC registered Associated Person of North Shore Investment Group, Ltd. from October 24, 1989 to February 16, 1990 and an NFA Associate Member in such capacity from September 5, 1989 to February 16, 1990. North Shore Investment Group, Ltd. was a CFTC registered Commodity Trading Advisor, Commodity Pool Operator, and Introducing Broker at the time of Mr. Gwyn?s association with the firm. In December of 1995, Mr. Gwyn left New Orleans Futures to pursue a business opportunity apart from the futures industry: National Business Products, an office supply company based in Louisiana. He remains an owner of the company to this day. Despite leaving the industry in a professional capacity in December of 1995, Mr. Gwyn has not ceased monitoring the markets. Following the markets on a day-to-day basis, Mr. Gwyn began to refine a trading strategy which he hoped would yield great results over time. He continued to discuss his nascent strategy with his former partners and other contacts from the commodity markets and pursued independent research of his own. By June of 2005, Mr. Gwyn had distilled a three-pronged approach from his years of market study. In June of 2005, he partnered with one of his former associates to jointly trade a proprietary account pursuant to the strategy Mr. Gwyn had derived. Mr. Gwyn is FINRA Series 3 examination-qualified. He graduated from Tulane University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts.