Fides + Ratio AM
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.
Finding returns where no-one is looking
We offer two multi-manager programs in the tangible commodities space, and we have a wholly-owned Introducing broker registered with NFA.
Fides + Ratio Pure Commodity Program
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.
In keeping with our mission of finding returns where no-one else is looking, we have taken positions in the following portfolio companies. We believe in eating our own cooking, quite literally in the case of Société Française de Cacao!
Société Française de Cacao
SF de Cacao is transforming the cocoa business for all stakeholders: improving the lives of farmers, respecting the agricultural land, making the highest quality products. Its first acquisition was the French chocolate factory RRRaw, followed by Gramm’s, Aux Délices, and La Manufacture Bio.
QuantCube Technology is a financial technology firm specializing in real-time big data analytics for financial and economic information. Thanks to a team of financial practitioners, new technology experts, and renowned partners from business and academia, QuantCube offers innovative products with direct applications for investment decisions to deliver high performance with lower risk.
TheGuarantors offer a Rental Lease Guaranty, which opens doors to renters and guarantees rent payments at no cost to the landlord. We are a Fintech company that is rethinking insurance products and financial solutions for residential and commercial real estate professionals as well as their residents and tenants.
Pandacraft is a children’s educational arts and crafts company that believes learning should be fun. Pandacraft’s visually captivating crafts capture children’s attention, stimulate their intellect, and develop their artistic creativity. Whether you are teaching your children about the human body, space, or botany, Pandacraft makes learning fun and your children will be eager for their next lesson.
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).
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