RAM Management Group, Ltd is a registered CTA and CPO with the CFTC and member of the NFA for nearly 20 years. RAM executes a quantitative investment model with a sound comprehensive risk management philosophy utilizing exchange traded, liquid, centrally cleared, transparent, daily marked-to-market futures contracts. RAM's management team, comprised of veteran floor & off-floor futures traders each with over 20 years trading experience, believes in a rule-based technical investment model using a strength/weakness, highly selective breakout, short-to-medium term trend analysis system to go long or short, in over 25 futures markets across 6 economic sectors. RAM's returns and low correlation to stocks, bonds, hedge funds and many CTA's is due to its selective trade strategy which allows for avoiding duplicative positions (10% of the time it has no positions on and generally has exposure to less than 6 markets simultaneously) and its shorter term nature of identifying strength or weakness at the portfolio level utilizing price and volatility studies. Money management includes sizing trades based on recent volatility, rather than simply price, limiting market exposure, and using hard stop-loss exits along with rule-based exits based on stage of trade and correlation of markets.<br><br>
Trading Manager Background:
Robert A. Moss President & Portfolio Manager Mr. Moss began his career in the futures industry 41 years ago. From August 1973 through September 1984, Mr. Moss worked as an independent floor trader on the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, and the Mid-America Commodity Exchange. From August 1982 through September 1984, Mr. Moss also supervised Mid-Am Options, Inc, a floor trading operation owned by Richard Dennis, as a market maker on the Chicago Board Options Exchange. In October 1984, Mr. Moss relocated to New York City to become a personal floor broker to Richard Dennis, representing him and C&D Commodities and the Dennis Trading Group, a CTA, on all New York commodity exchanges (N.Y. Cotton Exchange, the FINEX Exchange, the N.Y. Mercantile Exchange, the Commodity Exchange, Inc., and the N.Y. Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange, Inc.) until March, 1988. In 1992 Mr. Moss created RAM management Group, Ltd and continues to run its portfolio. Jeffrey S. Earle Executive Vice President and co-founder Mr. Earle received a B.S. Degree from Cornell University; an A.D. in Accounting and is a CFA level II candidate. He is a registered Principal and Series 3 Associated Person with the NFA. After working on the exchange floor of the NYMEX, Mr. Earle assisted Robert A. Moss in co-founding RAM Management Group Ltd in New Canaan, CT, in 1992. Mr. Earle participates in all phases of the business, including the creation of the firm’s managed account platform, trading, and performance accounting systems. He has worked along side Mr. Moss for 20 years in implementing its trading strategy and execution, as well as acting as the head of compliance in preparing and facilitating both Managed Account and Fund advisory documents, while acting as head liaison for CPA and regulatory accounting, reporting and audits.