Robust Methods LLC

CTA / Program YTD Inception
18.90 1/1/2005

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

Robust Methods is a global investment management firm specializing in absolute returns strategies for private and institutional investors. <br><br> Possessing state of the art quantitative expertise, Robust Methods draws from deep market insight and theoretical & computational methods to design and produce superior trading strategies for the financial & commodities markets. <br><br> The Principal of the firm is Karim Taleb, a Cornell University graduate holding a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering & Operations Research. A CFA Charter holder, Karim worked 5 years in the semiconductors industry for Applied Materials prior to founding Robust Methods in 2001. Previously, Dr. Taleb worked in academia where his research culminated in landmark publications earning him widespread scholarly recognition. <br><br> Arun Marar is responsible for Risk Management. Prior to joining the firm, he was in charge of overseeing risk for a $3.7B multi-strategy hedge fund. Between 2002 and 2003, Arun worked for another large hedge fund where he covered a variety of levered strategies and built risk analytics systems. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, he holds a Ph.D. from Princeton University in Operations Research & Financial Engineering. Dr. Marar is well published in prestigious refereed journals. <br><br> Hana Karam, pursues new concepts, strategies, and implementations at Robust Methods. Her authentic scientific discipline brings the capacity and experience to conduct original and reliable research. A Grandes Ecoles graduate from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Strasbourg, Ms. Karam advanced her graduate studies at Universite Pasteur in Strasbourg from where she obtained a Diplome d’Etudes Approfondies (DEA). She further on specialized an additional year at Universite de Technologie de Compiegne (France) in medical imagery. Her experience includes working as an applied physicist in medical imagery at Picker International and General Electric Medical Systems. <br><br> Robust Methods is registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor and Commodity Pool Operator with the Commodities Futures Trading Commissions and is a member of the National Futures Association.
Portfolio Manager
Karim Taleb
Commodity Pool Operator (CPO)
Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA)
NFA 0343815
United States of America