Kottke Associates

Lark - Cattle Program

Minimum Investment
$ 500,000
Management Fee 2.00%
Performance Fee 20.00%


The Kottke-Lark Program is a fundamental discretionary trading program managed by Gary Lark. Global Macro in scope with a concentration in physical commodities. Among the fundamental factors to be analyzed will be product supply and demand outlook, weather developments and forecasts, economic trends, and government policies. Based on his extensive experience in managing commercial and speculative trading positions, and recognizing that future states of the world cannot be known with certainty, the advisor seeks to identify skewed risk-reward opportunities; i.e., situations in which the probability of a large gain is seen as being approximately equal to the probability of a small loss.

The advisor may refrain from trading most markets at any given time, based on his assessment of neutral or unattractive risk-reward conditions. In addition to outright long and short positions, trading strategies may include inter and intra-market spread positions and the use of commodity options.