Presentation on theme: "Sequential Capital Management"— Presentation transcript:
1Sequential Capital Management Algorithmic Managed Futures
2Sequential Capital Management Sequential Capital Management is a managed futures firm based in Chicago. We have a two-year track record and currently manage $3 million. We have consistently maintained a Sharpe Ratio above 0.65, a negative correlation to the S&P 500, and 76% of our trading months have been positive.Our trading is exclusively guided by a proprietary, algorithmically-based, technical trading model. The model utilizes a variety of time-tested and proprietary quantitative analytic tools to determine short term price movements in global listed futures markets.Our focus is extremely short term: the vast majority of SCM’s trades last between six and ten hours. Less than 10% of positions are carried overnight.
3SCM’s BackgroundSCM’s team is comprised of four futures industry professionals with a combined 100 years of experience in systematic futures trading, development and integration of automated trading models, and management of futures-related businesses.
4SCM’s TEAM David Stillings Mr. Stillings is the manager of SCM’s technology efforts, and has over twenty years of institutional trading and management experience at some of the most prestigious banks on Wall Street.For over six years Mr. Stillings managed the European Sales and Trading desk at Societe Generale, NY. Prior to that he was Senior VP of Equity Trading at the New York office of Louis Capital Markets. He has also held management and trading positions at DG Bank, Credit Lyonnais, and HSBC Midland Global Markets.
5JOHN MICKLUSMr. Micklus is the developer of the SCM trading algorithm.Throughout his fifteen year career Mr. Micklus has traded futures markets across the global landscape in both electronic and open outcry environments. He has extensive experience in the development of trading and execution systems.Prior to SCM, Mr. Micklus was VP of Global Futures for Lehman Brothers in Chicago, where he managed the proprietary trading, sales and value-added execution desk. Prior to Lehman he was VP of European trading for Quadriga-Superfund Asset Management.
6Jordan StojanovskiMr. Stojanovski is the primary programmer for SCM. He has been writing automated trading models and platforms for over twenty years.He began his career as a trading systems developer at Federated Monetary and then founded Digital Enterprises, Ltd., a visual trading model software development firm.Mr. Stojanovski has a BS in computer science from Ljublana University, and an MS from Wayne State University. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Michigan.
7Alan HandlerMr. Handler is responsible for the day to day management and marketing of SCM. He has thirty years of experience in the futures markets as a broker at several Wall Street firms, among them Smith Barney, CSFB, and Lehman Brothers. He was a Senior Vice President at RJ O’Brien from 1997 to 2010.Mr. Handler’s primary focus has been development of client relationships and management of sales and trading desk operations.
8SCM’S METHODOLOGYTrade initiation, stops, and profit levels are automatically calculated by SCM’s proprietary algorithmOrders are then generated and delivered to the market through various electronic platforms
9TRADE DECISION-MAKING PROCESS SCM’S algorithm, developed over a ten year period by John Micklus, determines all order entry and exit levels.Various components of algorithmic model:1. Proprietary momentum indicators and pattern recognition signals2. Proprietary time and price-weighted probability indices3. Proprietary volatility-based, short term trend indicators4. Customized and standard trend strength/momentum indicators
10RISK MANAGEMENT Algorithm automatically calculates per trade risk. Standard volatility measures – VIX and Treasury options - control position sizeRisk stops automatically placed immediately following order entryPer Trade risk of approximately 0.20 to 0.40%
11MARKETS TRADED Currently SCM trades approximately twenty-two markets: US Interest RatesEuropean Interest RatesUS Equity IndicesEuropean Equity IndicesUS Grain marketsForeign ExchangeEnergyPrecious Metals
12Markets Soon to be Added SCM is in the process of adding additional markets to be traded…CAC 40Short SterlingAsian Equity Indices
13SCM’s EdgeSCM’s algorithm is exclusively focused on very short term trading opportunities. The current global economic and market environment highly favors this trading approachChanges in global market volatility are incorporated into SCM’s trading algorithm, allowing it to adjust position risk accordingly.SCM’s developers have extensive real world futures trading and systems development experienceOur principals have a combined 50 years of experience in futures execution and understand the importance of managing order slippage