GUY RUTENBERG has been a listed principal of the Advisor since January 22, 2016 and a registered associated person of the Advisor since January 27, 2016. Mr. Rutenberg was a former trader and is a financial markets entrepreneur with business experience in financial markets as well as in the startup tech industry and the international apparel industry. Mr. Rutenberg is the owner of the Market Place Financial Instruments Ltd. an Israeli foreign introducing broker since 2001.
Mr. Rutenberg is employed at Baci Trade, LLC since August 2014. Mr. Rutenberg is also a partner at Baci Trade and Investments Ltd. since July 2004. These Baci companies manufacture clothing in Italy and sell the clothes in Israel (mostly retail sales) and in the United States (mostly wholesale sales). Mr. Rutenberg has a Bachelor degree in Business with major in finance as well as LLB, both from the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzlia in Israel, as well as Masters in Finance with major in financial derivatives from the Universiteit van Amsterdam, in The Netherlands. Mr. Rutenberg served in the Israeli Army, at the beginning as a combat soldier and later in an administrative position at the department of wounded soldiers of the ground forces. Mr. Rutenberg does not currently trade futures and options on futures for his own account, however, he did so in the recent past in an account managed by the Advisor's Principal, Gal Taragan. The performance for this account is presented in the proprietary performance capsule presented on page 21. Mr. Rutenberg reserves the right to trade for his own account in the future while the Advisor manages Client accounts. The trading records related to such trading will be made available to Clients upon written request and during normal business hours.
GAL TARAGAN is the trading principal for the Advisor and has been listed as a principal of the Advisor since January 27, 2016. Mr. Taragan grew up into a world of financial trading. Specifically, Mr. Taragan was always by his father's side who works at one of Israel's biggest investment houses. Mr. Taragan took employment at Market Place Financial Instruments Ltd. an Israeli foreign introducing broker. He was employed at Market Place Financial Instruments Ltd. from August 2012 through March 2016. While there, he worked in the back office and learned about trading systems and platforms and began to develop the current trading model being offered by the advisor. Mr. Taragan has had the rare opportunity to watch and learn how complex financial transactions take place, and all the do's and don'ts of proper trading. He learned about the complex relationships between market segments, risk management and money management. This experience helped Gal achieve a disciplined approach to trading with strict risk management. Before getting drafted to the Israeli Army, Gal worked at Altshuler Shaham Ltd. from July 2008 to March 2009 in their back office. Altshuler Shaham Ltd is an Israeli firm in the field of asset management. It specializes in the management of portfolios, and mutual, provident, and pension funds and provides its services to a wide range of services to its institutional and private investors. From April 2009 through February 2012, Gal served in the Israeli Defense Forces at an intelligence unit and following to 2 years of hard service, he completed his service as a war room commander. Soon after leaving the Israeli Defense Force, Mr. Taragan worked part time from March 2012 to June 2014 as an administrative assistant at the Open University in the City of Ra'anana in Israel. Gal is a studying for a Bachelor degree in Business with major in Finance at the "Michlala Le-minhal" College in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Mr. Taragan currently trades commodities and futures for his own account. Mr. Taragan reserves the right to continue doing so in the future while the Advisor manages Client accounts. The trading records related to such trading will be made available to Clients upon written request and during normal business hours.
Market Place Financial Instruments Ltd. (MP) is a company registered in Israel and and provides introducing broker services and trading education to Israeli traders for over 15 years. MP is owned by brothers Guy and Roy Rutenberg.
Roy Rutenberg is a long time futures trader and a co-owner of MP. Roy is a businessman with investments in various sectors in the USA, Italy and Israel.
Alexander Shpak is trading futures and options for over 15 and a registered CTA, operating from Montreal, Canada. Alex specializes in trading of S&P Options. Alex helped Commodities Analytics in its early days with his vast experience in the markets and relationships in the futures industry.