Bensboro Advisors, LLC, a Texas limited liability company organized in September 2014, is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) as a commodity trading advisor (“CTA”), and is a member of the National Futures Association. Bensboro's founding principals are Charles W. Robinson III, CFA and T. Matthew Trump, CMT. Bensboro Advisors manages the Seasonal Spread Trading Program ("SSTP") through separate accounts (for QEPs only), as well as through the Bensboro Seasonal Futures Fund, L.P. (for accredited investors). The SSTP is a strategy that trades a diversified portfolio of futures using seasonal spreads, but with no equity index futures, options on futures, or securities being used. It seeks significant total returns with zero-to-near-zero correlation to the security market line.
Mr. Robinson is the co-founder of The Bensboro Company, LLC, CPO and GP to the Bensboro Seasonal Futures Fund, L.P., which invests exclusively in seasonal futures spreads. He is also the founder and managing principal of Robinson Value Management, Ltd. ("RVM"), a RIA providing discretionary investment management services to clients pursuant to defined investment strategies since 1997. Previously, Charles was a portfolio manager in the private client/trust division of NationsBank, an analyst and portfolio manager with Leavy Investment Management, Inc. and an analyst at Ventex. He started his career as a runner and phone clerk for RB&H on the floor of the CME, before serving as a commodities broker at W.D. Gann Trading Company. He served as a finance professor at the University of Texas San Antonio and is past president of the CFA Society of San Antonio. Mr. Trump began his career as a registered representative at Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc. (August 1996 to November 2000). He then became a registered principal with Raymond James Financial Services, Inc. (November 2000 to December 2005). From January 2006 to May 2008, Mr. Trump served as a registered representative at Chapin Davis, Inc., while simultaneously serving as an investment advisor representative with Calvert Investment Counsel (January 2006 to January 2007). From May 2008 to August 2014, Mr. Trump became a regional vice president with ProFunds Distributors, Inc. He founded and chaired the Market Technicians Association's Baltimore chapter and is currently co-chair of their Dallas chapter. Prior to the organization of the Trading Advisor and the General Partner, Mr. Trump focused on the investment and management of his proprietary assets and accounts.