Company Overview

The company is specialized in the trading of commodity derivatives  (futures) and based in Zurich, Switzerland. It’s a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). It is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA) and the Financial Services Standards Association (VQF).

The company develops quantitative, discretionary trading systems, primarily specialized in trading commodity futures. The founder of the company is also one of the founding partners of another derivatives trading company. He has invested his personal assets in the Firm and has considerable experience and knowledge in the trading of commodity futures contracts, which he acquired during a career spanning over thirty-one years in the futures industry.

Swing Trading Programme

Investing without benchmark restriction

The company in question has developed an innovative commodity trading programme in order to offer the investor a valuable portfolio diversification in the asset class ‘Commodities’. The programme trades in selected futures contracts on commodities and is aimed at taking advantage of rising and falling price trends via long and short positions.

In the process, systematic and discretionary rule-based trading models are used which continuously implement purchasing and selling instructions according to specific rules based on several parameters, technical indicators and market data.

The underlying trading strategies are based on short-, middle- and long-term trend identification. The strategies used in the Swing Trading Programme are based on an investment philosophy that does not forecast price movements but respond to them at an early stage.

This trading programme has been awarded multiple times by Barclay Hedge and IASG. It holds several HedgeFund Awards and was highly ranked in the "Top 20 CTA Performers 2014".

Since the start of the audited trading after the 1st of January 2010 up until the 28th of February 2018, the programme outperformed its benchmark ("Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodity CRB® Index") by more than +53.78%.

This commodity programme is built for investors who search for a valuable "long & short" portfolio diversification in an uncorrelated market.

The Manager's Biography

Prior to establishing his company and launching his multiple times awarded swing trading programme in 2007, he worked as a headhunter (1994-2006), specializing in executive search for banks and financial services providers. Prior to this, he gained experience in the trading of commodity futures contracts (1986-1989). He was a commodity broker (1989-1990) and a senior commodity broker (1990-1994) in Zurich. Among his responsibilities were day-to-day dealings with brokerage customers, the management of "Discretionary Accounts" with full trading authorization, and trading with commodity and financial futures contracts as well as the development of quantitative trading systems.

He has passed the National Futures Association exam and is a certified Commodity Futures specialist pursuant to series 3 (National Commodity Futures Exam) of the "US American Financial Industry Regulatory Authority" (FINRA, former NASD) and is a NFA Associate member with the US-National Futures Association. In 2002, he passed NLP advanced training in Germany and became a Certified Master and Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic-Programming, Society of NLP/USA.

During the past thirteen years he has been a very active public speaker on the commodity markets.