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Jon Stein

Jon is CEO of Kettera Strategies LLC (formerly named Typhon Access). Kettera Strategies is the operator of Hydra — a platform registered with the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission — that allows qualified investors access to easily invest in a carefully curated array of CTA, FX, and Macro strategies.

Jon has over 25 years of financial industry experience with a focus on portfolio management and managed futures, FX, and commodities’ strategies. Most recently, he was Managing Director at Parker Global Strategies in charge of the construction and development of their FX and CTA products and portfolios. Prior to that, Jon was the CIO and a founding partner of AlphaMetrix Group, leaving at the end of 2007 to join Parker Global. Before that he was the Chief Investment Officer of Efficient Capital Management, a fund-of-funds and manager-of-managers, and Chairman of the firm’s Investment Committee. Prior to his career in finance, Jon worked as a lawyer focusing on hedge fund formation and as the Senior Editor with Futures Magazine from 1987. Jon is the author of Trading Currency Cross Rates, published by John Wiley & Sons in 1993.

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How to Evaluate an Alternative Investment Manager

Mar 08, 2016 22:36 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Jon Stein is the CEO and founder of Kettera Strategies, which operates the Hydra manager platform, based in Chicago, Illinois. The Hydra platform is an online-based marketplace for alternative investment programs,...

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Is the ‘R’ in RIA soon to be ‘Robo’?

Feb 26, 2016 02:47 am UTC| Insights & Views

If only the spreadsheets, graphs and strategic analysis that look so great on paper could identify and create great investment portfolios. Wed all be advisors, or rich. And wed be seeing RIA businesses morphing into...

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Demystifying Hedge Fund Strategies

Feb 05, 2016 02:46 am UTC| Insights & Views

The alternative investment world is infamous for applying labels to itself, some of which are self-explanatory but many of which murky or just misleading.This series will demystify the jargon and explain the...

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The Best Investment Alternative In A Down Market

Jan 01, 2016 05:42 am UTC| Insights & Views

The demand for alternative investments has grown to the point at which we might have to leave the phrase alternative investments in the buzz-phrase bin. We believe that in 2016, there is a tremendous opportunity to...

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Market forecasts mixed as investors await clarity on global monetary policies

Nov 24, 2015 00:53 am UTC| Insights & Views

October was a pre-holiday gift for stock market bulls: One of the smoothest, drama-free ralliesin a long time. As more and more market players are assuming the chances of the U.S. FederalReserve raising interest rates...

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Stocks tumble as global growth worries drive volatility

Oct 16, 2015 08:54 am UTC| Commentary

The increase in volatility that we saw in August continued into September. This volatility was fueled largely by investors concerns about global growth. Despite the Federal Reserve leaving interest rates unchanged and...

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August turned out to offer anything but the summer doldrums

Sep 27, 2015 12:35 pm UTC| Commentary

Investors went into the month content that the Greek crisis was now, at least somewhat, averted and the Chinese stock market had finally had its long-dreaded bloodletting. OnAugust 11, however, the Peoples Bank of China...

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Economy

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Science

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Transparent wood is coming, and it could make an energy-efficient alternative to glass

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Technology

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Apple confirms ‘Spring Loaded’ event is set for April 20

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Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 could be announced this week with a retail launch on April 27

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Pixel 5a is NOT canceled as Google confirms 5G variant exists

The rumor mill may have forced Google to confirm the existence of Pixel 5a ahead of its expected release date. The company issued a statement to verify the existence of the mid-range phone, especially a 5G variant,...
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