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  • Manager: Altavest Wealth Management LLC
    Program: Altavest Multi-Strategy


    Principal(s): Michael Armbruster, Erik Gebhard, Daniel Ling
    Strategy: Systematic / Option / Stock Index
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    Investment Restrictions: 4.7 Exempt - QEPs Only++
Recent Statistics
  • Feb Return: -9.25%
  • YTD Return: -3.12%
  • Annual CROR:1 -2.79 %
  • Worst DD:2 -22.69%
  • Losing Streak:3 -22.69 %
  • Sharpe Ratio:4 -0.09
  • Min Investment: $1,000,000
  • AUM:5 $1,981,735
  • Calmar Ratio:6 N/A
The Altavest Multi-Strategy Program The Altavest Multi-Strategy program is a liquid, transparent CTA program that targets attractive tax-efficient non-correlated returns with a high Sortino Ratio. The goal of the Altavest Multi-Strategy overlay (Altavest Short Gamma, RLS and RID) is to try to optimize alpha returns from various negatively correlated strategies to hopefully achieve a higher return, but more importantly, lower risk by minimizing monthly or periodic drawdowns resulting from any single strategy. The Altavest Multi-Strategy program is balanced to optimally neutralize short gamma risk with directional futures trading systems.

Mike Armbruster – Principal M.S. Accounting, University of Kansas. Mike co-founded Altavest Worldwide Trading, Inc. with Erik Gebhard in 1997. He has been Series 3 licensed since 1994 and is a registered principal of Altavest Wealth Management, LLC. Mike is involved with all aspects of the Company, including the ongoing build-out of Altavest’s proprietary ThetaTrader platform, automated trading system technologies and the design of its managed futures products. From 2004 to 2012, Mike also served as CFO for StrikePoint Trading, LLC, a registered Introducing Broker specializing in index futures option strategy execution. When Mike is away from the markets, he enjoys spending time with his family and training for competitive cycling events.​ ​ Erik Gebhard – Principal B.S. Business Administration, University of Southern California. In 1991 Mr. Gebhard started his futures industry career and became Series 3 registered. He first worked at a brokerage firm that specialized in trading option spreads. A start-up brokerage firm in another state then recruited him, and there he continued to develop his client base and market knowledge. In 1997, he partnered with Mike Armbruster to create Altavest. Mr. Gebhard is involved with all aspects of Altavest including developing trading models, platforms and managed account products. For many years MarketWatch.com and other financial web sites have been quoting his commentary. He is a registered principal of Altavest Wealth Management, LLC, the managed futures division of Altavest specifically designed for family offices, institutions and high net worth investors. He attends various institutional and family office investor conferences around the country to introduce investors to Altavest’s Legend Multi-Strategy CTA programs. His personal interests including spending time with his family on adventurous outings such as snow skiing, summertime trips to the mountains, surfing, golfing, vintage automobiles and being active in his church.​ ​ Daniel Ling – Principal B.S. University of Wisconsin, Deans List , Phi Beta Kappa, National Science Foundation Scholarship Recipient Pharmaceutical Doctorate, University of Southern California. Dean’s List, Rho Chi Honor Society. Mr. Ling began his Wall Street career at Drexel Burnham Lambert at the beginning of the Milken high yield era, where he became a Senior Vice-President. He later joined Prudential Securities as well as Paine Webber, wherein as a top producer in equity, debt and private placements he became a Vice-President of Sales. In 2001 Mr. Ling retired from Wall Street and turned his focus to his family office investing and the facilitating, seeding and funding of numerous emerging managers and hedge funds in Asia and the U.S. As ranked by Eurekahedge and BarclayHedge.com, eight such emerging managers subsequently earned top three best of class performance rankings within their corresponding category. Mr. Ling facilitated seed funding of a China fund on hfr.com which became one of the top performing strategies from 2006-2010. He remains a strategic advisor for numerous emerging managers based in Asia. Mr. Ling was impressed with Altavest’s process, people and CTA performance. Soon after they collectively formed Altavest Wealth Management, LLC, wherein Mr. Ling advised on the creation of the Multi-Strategy program as well as the portable alpha strategy for institutions.​


  • Trading Methodology
    95% Systematic
    5% Discretionary
  • Style Sub-Categories
    Momentum
    Option Spread
  • Trading Style
    75% Option Trading
    25% Short-term long volatility
  • Market Allocation

  • Holding Period
    80% Medium Term
    20% Intraday
  • Sector
    US
    Contracts
    Futures
    Options

Performance Since August 2015

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov DecROR Max DD
2017 6.76% -9.25%   -3.12% -9.25%
2016 1.95% 0.96% 3.60% 1.73% 2.15% 1.45% -6.22% 5.63% 2.62% -5.96% -3.41% -12.15% -8.81% -20.2%
2015  -1.80% 1.86% -6.95% 8.68% 7.00% 8.22% -6.95%

Years201520162017 YTD
ROR8.22%-8.81%-3.12%
Max DD-6.95%-20.20%-9.25%


PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESS. THERE IS A RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES TRADING.

Program Information
  • Start Date: Feb-2016
  • New Money: Yes
  • Min Investment: $1,000,000
  • Fund Minimum: $250,000
  • Notional Funds: No
  • NFA Member: Yes
  • NFA Number: 0486475
  • Currency: US Dollar
  • AUM:5 $1,981,735
  • Annual CROR:1 : -2.79%
  • Worst Drawdown:2 -22.69 %
  • Losing Streak:3 -22.69 %
  • Sharpe Ratio:4 -0.09
  • Calmar Ratio:6 N/A
  • Margin:7: 15-75%
  • Mgt Fee: 2.00%
  • Incentive Fee: 20.00%
  • Other Fees: None
  • Avg Comm:8 $11
  • Max Comm:9:
  • Round Turns:10 6,000
Additional Information
  • Other Memberships: None Listed
  • Correlations: AG CTA Index: 0.023 | AG Systematic CTA Index: -0.006 |
  • Track Record Prepared By: NAV Consulting

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    1. Rate of Returns are calculated from the start date of each program. Usually returns are calculated based on the Annual Compounded Rate of Return method. In some cases returns have been calculated on an Non-Compounded basis. This would occur when a Manager trades based on account unit rather than on account equity.

         The Annual Compound Rate of Return ("Annual CROR") represents the compounded rate of return or each year or portion thereof presented. It is computed by applying successively respective monthly rate of return for each month beginning with the first month of that period.

         Annual Rate of Return ("Annual ROR") is calculated adding each month's return.

    2. The Worst Peak-to-Valley Drawdown ("Worst Drawdown") is defined as the greatest cumulative percentage decline in net asset value due to losses sustained by the trading program during any period in which the initial net asset value is not equaled or exceeded by a subsequent asset value.

    3. The Current Losing Streak ("Losing Streak") represents the extent of the Adviso'rs current drawdown.

    4. Sharpe Ratio is a risk adjusted ratio that rewards consistancy of returns. Traders are penalized for volatility regardless of whether it is onthe up or downside. The Sharpe Ratios is calculated using a 1% risk-free rate of return.

    5. Assets Under Management ("AUM") represents the current nominal assets traded by the Manager.

    6. Calmar Ratio represents the historical amount gained for each dollar risked. A higher number is better. Unless otherwise denoted the Calmar Ratio is calculated by dividing the 36 month Compounded ROR by the 36 month Peak to Valley Drawdown. Traders with less than 36 months of data or a negative Calmar Ratio will be indicated by N/A.

    7. Margin to Equity ("Margin") represents the average margin as a percent of a fully funded account.

    8. The Average Commission ("Avg Comm") represents the average commission rate of the composite track record. A higher or lower commission rate would increase or decrease the performance accordingly.

    9. Maximum Commission ("Max Comm") is the Maximum Round Turn Rate allowable by the Manager.

    10. Round Turns per Million ("Round Turns") represent the average number of round turns that would be generated in a $1,000,000 account.

  • RISK DISCLOSURE

    PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.

    THIS MATTER IS INTENDED AS A SOLICITATION FOR MANAGED FUTURES. THE RISK OF TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES, OPTIONS AND/OR FOREIGN EXCHANGE ('FOREX') IS SUBSTANTIAL. THE HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE ASSOCIATED WITH COMMODITY FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX CAN WORK AGAINST YOU AS WELL AS FOR YOU. THIS HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE CAN RESULT IN SUBSTANTIAL LOSSES, AS WELL AS GAINS. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER SUCH TRADING IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION. IF YOU ARE UNSURE YOU SHOULD SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. AN INVESTOR MUST READ AND UNDERSTAND THE CTA’S CURRENT DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT BEFORE INVESTING. THERE ARE NO GUARANTEES OF PROFIT NO MATTER WHO IS MANAGING YOUR MONEY.

    PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESS. IN SOME CASES MANAGED ACCOUNTS ARE CHARGED SUBSTANTIAL COMMISSIONS AND ADVISORY FEES. THOSE ACCOUNTS SUBJECT TO THESE CHARGES, MAY NEED TO MAKE SUBSTANTIAL TRADING PROFITS JUST TO AVOID DEPLETION OF THEIR ASSETS. EACH COMMODITY TRADING ADVISOR ("CTA") IS REQUIRED BY THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION ("CFTC") TO ISSUE TO PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS A RISK DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT OUTLINING THESE FEES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND OTHER ASSOCIATED RISKS. A HARD COPY OF THESE RISK DISCLOSURE DOCUMENTS ARE READILY AVAILABLE BY CLICKING ON EACH CTA'S "REQUEST DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT" BUTTON.

    THE FULL RISK OF COMMODITY FUTURES, OPTIONS AND FOREX TRADING CAN NOT BE ADDRESSED IN THIS RISK DISCLOSURE STATEMENT. NO CONSIDERATION TO INVEST SHOULD BE MADE WITHOUT THOROUGHLY READING THE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT OF EACH OF THE CTAS IN WHICH YOU MAY HAVE AN INTEREST. REQUESTING A DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT PLACES YOU UNDER NO OBLIGATION AND EACH DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED AT NO COST. THE CFTC HAS NOT PASSED UPON THE MERITS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY OF THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS NOR ON THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THE DISCLOSURE DOCUMENTS. OTHER DISCLOSURE STATEMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO BE PROVIDED TO YOU BEFORE AN ACCOUNT MAY BE OPENED FOR YOU.

    PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS SHOULD NOT BASE THEIR DECISION ON INVESTING IN THIS TRADING PROGRAM SOLELY ON THE PAST PERFORMANCE PRESENTED. ADDITIONALLY, IN MAKING AN INVESTMENT DECISION, PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS MUST ALSO RELY ON THEIR OWN EXAMINATION OF THE PERSON OR ENTITY MAKING THE TRADING DECISIONS AND THE TERMS OF THE ADVISORY AGREEMENT INCLUDING THE MERITS AND RISKS INVOLVED.

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