NickJen Capital Management & Consultants LLC

United States-flagUnited States Type: Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) Registrations: NFA ID: 0475724
Program Past 12 Months Aug YTD CAROR WDD AUM Min Inv Visits
NRD-1 chart thumbnail -0.31 -0.54 2.31 -5.46 $ 82.0M $ 1,000k 8318

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

NickJen Capital is a discretionary, Natural Resource Commodity Trading Advisor. Our Commodity only program is called the NRD-1. Using both fundamental and technical analysis the ultimate trading decisions are based on fundamentals. 70% of the portfolio strategy focuses on the Agricultural and Soft markets and the remaining balance is composed of the Energy, Meat and Metal sectors.

Nicholas Gentile – Managing Director, Head Trader and Principal.

Mr. Gentile began his career in commodities in 1988, where he worked on the trading floor of the Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange (“CSCE”) as a phone clerk for B&J Commodities. In 1993, Mr. Gentile became a member of the CSCE and began trading proprietary funds as well as trading client accounts. Nicholas along with his partners formed MP Commodities, a Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa Futures and Options brokerage operation in 1998. His primary responsibility was running the daily operation of the futures trading floor. Mr. Gentile joined Atlantic Capital in January 2008 as a Partner and Co Manager of a Commodities only Discretionary Fund. Nicholas was responsible for putting together trading strategies for the discretionary program as well as running all trading and execution for the firm. These strategies included Relative Value, Spreads and Directional Trades consisting mostly of futures contracts with some options. Mr. Gentile maintains extensive contacts in the physical Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa, Grain and Energy industries. His network is comprised of producers, consumers, traders, hedge funds as well as the three main commodity index firms. This in conjunction with his commodity knowledge makes him a cutting edge industry leader.


Lisa Parrinelli - COO and Principal.

Ms. Parrinelli is a financial industry veteran with 25 years Futures and Foreign Exchange experience. She has held senior positions at several leading global financial institutions.

Lisa began her career at Dean Witter working on one of the industry’s largest Managed Futures Trading Desks. After several years of servicing most of the major CTAs, she was recruited by one of the “Original Turtle Traders”, Liz Cheval, to work at EMC Capital Management in Chicago. Working closely with Ms. Cheval, Lisa learned the nuances of trading and quickly became responsible for trading the Currencies, Energies and Metals portion of the portfolio. Upon moving back to New York, Lisa joined an Institutional Sales and Trading Group at Refco. During this time period she was instrumental in successfully growing the sales team and the P & L substantially enough for the CEO of MF Global to take notice and recruit the entire group. Throughout her eight year tenure at MF Global, she directly managed a staff of trading and sales professionals while overseeing the strategy, development and implementation of sales, marketing and training material. Prior to joining NickJen Capital, Ms. Parrinelli was a Senior Vice President at RCG.

Lisa is a graduate of New York University.

Anthony Mascia - CFO and Principal.

After founding a successful business in the entertainment industry, Mr. Mascia began his professional career at the New York Board of Trade in 1999. Mr. Mascia retired in 2008 after a successful career trading the soft complex and is proud to be a former member of the New York Board of Trade (NYBOT) & Intercontinental Exchange (ICE); Mr. Mascia co-founded Putter Trading, an NFA regulated brokerage business that consisted of national and international clientele. Mr. Mascia managed a floor trading operation where he delivered technical expertise and organizational leadership that was responsible for growing revenues by more than 250% annualized for the first 3 years, growing at more than 30% thereafter. He wound-down the business after the exchange went electronic, building a multi-million dollar division specializing in food and fiber commodities on the exchange. He has executed trades for commercial and institutional accounts, managed risk, formulated market positioning strategies, developed incisive market commentary, and provided consistent advisory and account services that established high rates of client retention and profitability. Additionally, Mr. Mascia recruited, hired, trained and managed a team of agents and brokers, while coordinating research, analysis, and trading. Mr. Mascia marketed new product lines and generated new commercial, institutional, speculative, and hedge account clients that enhanced the firm’s revenues. In his normal course he interacted with traders, agents and clearing entities to ensure compliance with the company, the exchange, and with government regulatory agencies. Mr. Mascia graduated from Fordham University in 2000. While a senior in college, Mr. Mascia began his commodity career on the Coffee, Sugar, Cocoa Exchange (CSCE) coordinating market prices and arbitraging commodities for multiple futures/options brokers. This is where he began learning the business from the heart & soul of the markets. He became infatuated with the rapid-paced, high-intensity energy created during each trading session. All along, developing the insight for how the markets function.