Sterling Partners Quantitative Investments LLC (“SPQI”) is an investment management firm employing advanced quantitative processes to develop alternative investment products and trading strategies. SPQI facilitates objective data-driven research and was a key resource in the development of the SPQI Select Trading Program (“SPQI Select”). SPQI’s derivatives trading is led by Dr. Francisco Vaca who has 25 years of experience in the research, development, and trading of quantitative strategies in the global futures markets. SPQI is a related advisor of Sterling Fund Management, LLC (“SFM”), a diversified asset management firm founded in 1983, with approximately $2 billion in assets under management. SFM provides operational support to SPQI including legal, compliance, accounting and finance.