Fides + Ratio AM

Finding returns where no-one is looking

At Fides + Ratio Asset Management we believe that distinctive returns can only be found where no-one else is looking.

For more than 15 years, we’ve been analyzing hedge funds and trading programs. Over and again we have found that niche commodity traders deliver returns completely unrelated to other asset classes.

But, these traders are hard to find and limited in capacity. We think of them as “artisan traders”.

We find them, we vet them, we hire them. We blend their strategies into specialized programs designed to minimize variance and draw-down.

For the family office and institutional investor, we provide cost-effective access to over-looked and under-loved providers of diversification.

Tom Ducrot and Ian Rayner

Niche Commodity Programs

Our traders each focus on a handful of futures markets. Often, they have spent their entire careers in the industries related to the commodities they trade. They have the benefit of an insider’s perspective – something no global macro or systematic trader could ever replicate.

Niche commodity traders operate in energy, agriculture, and metals markets.

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Fides + Ratio Pure Commodity Program

This program combines trading teams specializing in the energy, agriculture, and metals markets. We target between 15 and 20 teams employing both systematic and discretionary styles, trading options, spreads, and outright positions. We apply systematic portfolio construction techniques to target volatility and control draw-down.

Farmer inspects the crops in his field. Niche commodity traders are connected to the land.

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Fides + Ratio Pure Agriculture Program

This program combines niche commodity traders specializing in the grains, softs, and livestock markets. We target between 8 and 12 teams employing an active discretionary style. We apply systematic portfolio construction techniques to target volatility and control draw-down.

Management Team

Tom Ducrot

With nearly 20 years’ experience in finance and managed futures, Tom is equally enthusiastic about identifying talented traders as he is understanding the needs of alternatives investors.

Tom was in Cap Intro as an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley and at Newedge. Earlier, he was Head of Research and Portfolio Management at Cedar Partners.

Tom has an MS in Finance from ESCP School of Management in Paris and a BS in Management from Dauphine University.

To learn more, visit the Fides + Ratio LLC website.

Ian Rayner

Ian thrives on mathematical and technical challenges. For over 15 years, he has delved deep into managed futures portfolio construction, and brought engineering precision to operations.

Ian was COO and Director of Research at The Bornhoft Group, an award-winning pioneer in CTA funds.

Ian has an MBA from The Wharton School and an MA and BA in Chemical Engineering from Cambridge University, UK.

To learn more, visit the Rayner Gobran LLC website.

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Let’s discuss your goals for your liquid asset portfolio and how we can help you find different sources of return. Call or use the form.

Phone: +1 914 314 8758

Location: New Rochelle, New York, USA

Business Hours: 8am – 5pm M-F Eastern

Fides + Ratio LLC (dba Fides + Ratio Asset Management) is registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) as a Commodity Trading Advisor and we are a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).
Risk Disclosure
THE RISK OF LOSS IN TRADING FUTURES CONTRACTS CAN BE SUBSTANTIAL. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER SUCH TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION, RISK TOLERANCE, AND INVESTMENT OBJECTIVES. IN CONSIDERING WHETHER TO TRADE OR TO AUTHORIZE SOMEONE ELSE TO TRADE FOR YOU, YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE SIGNIFICANT RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCH TRADING, INCLUDING THE “PRINCIPAL RISK FACTORS” DESCRIBED IN THE ADVISOR’S DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY STUDY THE ADVISOR’S DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT, AND COMMODITY TRADING GENERALLY, AND CONSULT WITH INDEPENDENT SOURCES OF INVESTMENT, LEGAL, AND TAX ADVICE, BEFORE MAKING A DECISION TO ENGAGE THE ADVISOR’S SERVICES.