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Zephyrus Livestock Strategy

STRATEGY OVERVIEW

The Zephyrus Livestock Strategy is a discretionary livestock strategy designed to capture returns from the hog and cattle markets with a low correlation to traditional assets. This methodology incorporates both fundamental data and technical analysis and prioritizes capital preservation and seeks to provide returns at a moderate level of volatility.

RISK MANAGEMENT

Protection is a key element in generating returns – robust risk management is at the core of this protection. We believe that associated costs are more than compensated for in times of market stress, and the strategy  generates good positive returns in rising markets.

Risk is actively managed through strict risk budget limits at portfolio and individual metals levels, with drawdown limits.

ABOUT THE MANAGER

Nick Nickols – Portfolio Manager

Nick A Nickols is currently Co-Head of Typhon’s Capital’s livestock group where he manages the Zephyrus Livestock Strategy. Mr. Nickols is President of NK Commodity Brokers, Inc. which began providing financial risk strategies and execution services to their Institutional clients in 1991. Prior to 1991, Mr. Nickols began his career in 1981 with Security Pacific National Bank in their Primary Dealer Group and was VP of their Futures Commission Merchant Sales staff, focusing on Treasury and Eurodollar strategies and cross currency arbitrage strategies.

With the consolidation of the banking industry in the mid 1990’s, NK Commodity Brokers focus was shifted into the traditional commodities, with new clientele needing risk management solutions in Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa, Live Cattle & Hogs.

In 2007, NK Commodity Brokers established a small Exempt Commodity Pool with multiple outside managers to provide additional products to new clients. Mr. Nickols took over 100% of the trading in the pool in 2015 to focus on a single market sector: livestock.

Mr. Nickols has been a member of the NFA since 1989.

He Received his B.S. in Business Administration from West Coast University.

He was on the Board of Directors of Michrom BioResources Inc. a Scientific Instrumentation manufacturer of HPLC and Mass Spectrometers and was instrumental in the purchase of the Company to Bruker, Inc. in 2011.

Mr. Nickols has a Series 3.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

SMA TEAR SHEET

SMA TEAR SHEET

DECK

DECK

ACCOUNT OPENING DOCUMENTS

ADVISOR AGREEMENT

ADVISORY AGREEMENT

DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT

DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT

GROSS DAILY DATA

 

 

 

 

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