Trading Description: The GAIA FX+ Program is an intra-day systematic FX program focused in drawing alpha from intra-day volatility. The program is built around multi price tracking signal generators which look for short term price anomalies and generate buy or sell signals to benefit from these discrepancies. The consistent application of the process and rigid risk management policy ensure that returns are consistent and replicable.
GAIA Capital provides professional account management utilizing the GAIA Systematic trading program called FX+.
GAIA FX+ is a systematic multi-strategy investment model that seeks to deliver strong risk adjusted alpha returns with low correlation to other investments.
GAIA FX's Risk Management and Profit Objectives are integral to each trading signal upon initiation.
GAIA Capital has assembled a multi-disciplinary team with extensive experience in portfolio management, time series analysis, statistical modeling and proprietary trading.
The team has developed advanced proprietary technologies, including a trading engine that attempts to systematically identify and exploit non-random price behavior from high frequency global financial data across multiple asset classes and strategies.
GAIA FX+ currently focuses on the EUR/USD currency pairing in the Interbank-FX market, the most liquid market within an estimated $4 trillion a day global pool.
The GAIA trading model is both scalable and expandable and has previously been successfully traded on additional Currency pairs, Bullion, Commodity & Equity Index Futures
Mr. White has been employed within the financial services industry since 1988. Commencing his career with Morgan Guaranty Trust Company (JP Morgan), he was then employed with Lehman Brothers, AMT Futures Limited and Smith Barney Europe (Citigroup). In November 1997 Mr. White was asked to assist with the establishment of a niche Fund Management operation, Seccom Limited as CIO, managing a global portfolio of Real Estate and Alternative Investment trading portfolios. In 2001 Mr. White set up his own investment management consultancy, Fitrol Investment Management, initially offering liquidity management services to off-shore hedge funds whilst further development of the quantitative trading programs took shape. The Fitrol Managed Futures Program went on to become one of the worlds best performing CTA programs of 2003/4 & in 2005 he was listed as Futures Magazine's "Hot New CTAs".
In October 2007 Mr. White was approached by prominent figures from within the Abu Dhabi community and requested to set up a regulated investment management boutique (Al Oula Capital) to be licensed by the UAE Central Bank and take up the position of CEO. The original mandate involved a JV between a consortium of Royal Family Offices and ADIA (Abu Dhabi Investment Authority) to create the first Alternative Fund Platform in the UAE. Given the global economic downturn the original project was delayed and he implemented an Investment Advisory Services Division of Al Oula Capital providing Corporate Finance, ECM/DCM , Private Equity and Wealth Management solutions to sovereign and semi-governmental entities across Abu Dhabi. Consecutively to the requirements of AOC, Mr. White focused on the requirements of the holding company, proactively managing a multi- billion dirham Real Estate, Equities & Derivatives portfolio, originating/sourcing new JV's and strategic partnerships for the group & its affiliates and sitting on both the Investment and Executive committees.
Over the past 15 years Mr. White has consulted on the set up and creation of numerous regulated Asset Management companies across multiple jurisdictions including the UK, the USA, France, Monaco and the UAE. His areas of focus are Global Financial Strategy, Regulated Structuring, Financial Architecture Development and Alternative Investment Fund/Platform creation, trading and distribution.
Mr. White previously maintained a Securities/General Representative certification with the UK's FSA as well as a Series 3 qualification from FINRA in the USA and is an approved principal with the NFA.
Accounting Notes: Proprietary Performance May 2012 to Jun 2014. Client Trading from Jul 2014
90% Systematic 10% Discretionary
Pattern Recognition Quantitative Trend Anticipatory Mean Reversion
70% Medium Term 15% Short Term 15% Intraday
90% Trend Following 50% Contrarian
Proprietary Performance May 2012 to Jun 2014. Client Trading from Jul 2014
PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESS. THERE IS A RISK OF LOSS IN FUTURES TRADING.
Margin to Equity: (7)
Worst Drawdown: (3)
Current Losing Streak: (2)
Avg Commission: (8)
Sharpe Ratio 1% RF ROR: (5)
Round Turns per Mil: (9)
Calmar Ratio 36 Months: (6)
NFA Member: Yes
Third Party Accountant:
NFA ID: 0477675
Other Memberships: NFA EXEMPT FOREIGN FIRM
Peer Correlations (Autumn Gold Indexes are Non-Investable)
AG CTA Index: -0.395  AG Systematic CTA Index: -0.399
(P) - Proprietary Trading Results
(C) - Client Trading Results
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 CTA trades based on account unit rather than on account equity.
The Annual Compound
Rate of Return represents the compounded rate of return
for 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 is calculated adding each month's return.
2. The Current Losing Streak represents the extent of the Adviso'rs current drawdown.
3. From Start Date of Program - The Worst
Peak-to-Valley 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
4. Omega Function takes all of the performance data into consideration. The flatter the distribution the more risky the investment. "The distribution mean is where the omega function equals 1. "Omega provides practitioners with an extremely useful tool since it accounts for the non-normal distributions of returns which are commonplace in finance, particularly for alternative investments. ...omega incorporates all the moments of the distribution and is therefore appropriate for investment analysis when returns are not normally distributed. Second, even for normally distributed returns, omega provides additional information since it takes into account the investor's preferences for loss and gain. Finally, omega is computed directly from the returns distribution and measures the total impact of the moments instead of each one of them individually. It can therefore reduce the estimation error risk." [Abrams, Ray, Ranjan Bhaduri, PHD, CFA, CAIA, and Elizabeth Flores, CAIA. "Litner Revisted: A Quantitative Analysis of Managed Futures for Plan Sponsors, Endowments and Foundations. CME Group (May 2012): 12-14. Print]
5. 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.
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 represents the average margin as a percent of a fully funded account.
8. The Average Commission represents the average commission
rate of the composite track record. A higher or lower commission
rate would increase or decrease the performance accordingly.
9. Round Turns per Million represent the average number of round turns that would be generated in a $1,000,000 account.
Accounting Notes: Proprietary Performance May 2012 to Jun 2014. Client Trading from Jul 2014
PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.
RISK OF TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS IS SUBSTANTIAL. THE HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE ASSOCIATED WITH COMMODITY
FUTURES AND OPTIONS 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 CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION. IF YOU ARE UNSURE
YOU SHOULD SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. 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 AND OPTIONS 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
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.