CHICAGO, June 15, 2016 – Rotella Capital Management, Inc. (“Rotella”), a Chicago- and Bellevue- based adviser of systematic trading programs in managed futures and equities, announced today that industry veteran Ian Ram has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Ram is responsible for oversight of all operational aspects of the firm in support of Rotella’s quantitative and systematic program offerings, while implementing the firm’s strategic business initiatives. Mr. Ram’s industry experience is extensive, with over 23 years interacting in all facets of futures-related activities for global institutions and advisors.
“I have enjoyed working with Ian for over 20 years. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and a keen understanding of the broad spectrum of responsibilities essential for this role. He fills an important position in advancing the firm’s vision and is a much welcomed addition to the Rotella team,” said CEO and Co-CIO Robert Rotella. “Rotella will also benefit from Ian’s longstanding industry relationships developed over the years both in the U.S. and around the world.”
“Rotella is a pioneer in systematic investing and over the years, it has remained committed to rigorous and innovative research,” said Mr. Ram. “From the beginning of my career, I’ve assisted the trading and operational interests of Rotella and firm principals, having witnessed first-hand the evolution of the firm into a world class systematic manager focused not only on preservation of capital, but consistent alpha generation for investors. This is an exciting time to join Rotella given the breadth of experience among the team coupled with the expanded program offerings.”
Prior to joining Rotella, Mr. Ram served in various senior level capacities, most recently as Director, Co-Head of Cross Asset Sales – Americas | Global Execution Services for Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Bank, and as Senior Director, Financial Futures & Options for its predecessor firms: Newedge, Calyon Financial, and Carr Futures. While at Societe Generale, Mr. Ram managed a team dedicated to CTAs, hedge funds, asset managers and proprietary trading firms. His experience includes managing client needs in execution and clearing, as well as coordinating resources such as Onboarding, IT, Compliance, Risk and Operations. Mr. Ram holds a BA in Economics from Loyola University Chicago.
Founded in 1995, Rotella Capital Management is a Chicago- and Bellevue- based managed futures adviser focused on quantitative systematic trading. Rotella is led by Robert Rotella (CEO, President and Co-CIO), Jagdeesh Prakasam (Co-CIO) and John Harper (Executive Vice President & Director of Research). Together they oversee an internal research team of 8 quantitative analysts and 10 information technologists dedicated to building sophisticated investment programs in both the futures and equities space. Rotella employs a number of proprietary programs using a quantitative, systematic trading approach to managed futures across global sectors in equities, currencies, commodities and interest rates, while maintaining a unique position in the marketplace as one of the most experienced and recognized managed futures firms of its kind.
For additional information, contact Dean Crowder III, Managing Director | Global Head of Strategic Business Development for Rotella Capital Management at 425.213.5700 or Dean.Crowder@rotellacapital.com