Founder & CEO

Michael began his research into investing philosophy while working as a junior analyst at Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan. Both the collapse of Bear and the Financial Crisis, in general, were eye-opening experiences and motivated him to launch his own investment firm – namely, to offer a better way to protect capital while still being able to capitalize on major trends.

His investing philosophy is simple and straight-forward: respect and ride the trend, ride and push your winners, get rid of losing positions and don’t bet more than you can afford to lose.

He graduated from Seton Hall University (2006) with a degree in Accounting. In 2007, Michael worked as a hedge fund auditor for Rothstein Kass; from 2007-2009, he worked as an analyst for Bear Stearns and J.P. Morgan; and from 2009-2010, as an equities trader for SMB Capital.

In January 2011, four partners contributed a total of $300,000 to help Michael launch his investment management career. Today, he manages over $5 million for individuals and institutions.

Partner – Advisory Board

Previously, Rick was the founder and CEO of Tradeworx Asset Management, Inc, as well as the President of Tradeworx, Inc (“Tradeworx”). Prior to his time at Tradeworx, Rick had an extensive and successful career in finance. He has held a range of senior positions at various leading financial institutions including Head of the OTC Options Trading Desk at both Salomon Brothers and UBS, and Head of the U.S. Treasury Strips Desk at Credit Suisse First Boston and also managed funds for a number of other investment firms. Before founding the General Partner, Rick played a key role in the building and success of Tradeworx, which operated several businesses including asset management, high frequency trading, and financial technology. Tradeworx developed advanced technology solutions, including specialized hardware and mathematical algorithms, for trading U.S. equity securities and currently trades approximately 5% of the daily U.S. equity trading volume through its high frequency trading platform. In the asset management arena, Rick was a strategist and head portfolio manager for Tradeworx’s flagship quantitative hedge fund, Ultra, from 2003 to 2010. Under his stewardship, the fund provided its investors with consistent, double-digit returns, with low correlation to US indices and minimal drawdowns. Rick holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and an MBA in Finance from UCLA.

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