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RJ O'Brien's Timothy Phillips Joins Systematic Alpha as Marketing Director

Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update – Former RJ O’Brien Fund Management business development SVP Timothy Phillips has joined Systematic Alpha Management as Marketing Director.

Phillips, an institutional marketing and relationship management specialist, began his career in 1991 at Citibank. He has raised over $200 million of new assets for managed futures strategies in his career, from both high net worth individuals and institutional investors.

After leaving Citibank in 1993 Phillips joined Refco, a New York City-based commodities firm, holding a variety of positions over 12 years, including Managing Director of the Refco Alternative Investments Group, acting as Head of Product Management and Director of Investor Relations. In 2006 he founded Emerald Advisors, acting as the US representative for Abbey Capital Limited, a Dublin-based alternative investments fund of funds.

“Tim will be a welcome addition to our team,” said Peter Kambolin, Systematic Alpha Management’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. “He brings with him an established list of contacts and a clear understanding of the sales process and the protocol for marketing managed futures strategies. He has a proven record of accomplishment, and we look forward to working with him as we expand Systematic Alpha Management’s investor base.”

(press release)

Systematic Alpha Management LLC (SAM) is a fully systematic, quantitative CTA. Its investment program aims to generate pure alpha returns by utilizing predominantly contrarian trading in a diversified mix of the most liquid global equity and currency markets.

SAM’s objective is to deliver uncorrelated absolute returns while offering superior liquidity terms, flexibility and transparency to its investors. SAM’s high frequency trading programs are developed by a highly qualified team of theoretical physicists, mathematicians and computer scientists using the latest advances in data collection and analysis, and trading infrastructure.

The New York-based firm manages assets for funds of managed accounts, funds of funds, family offices, private banks and high net worth investors in the Americas, Europe and Asia. SAM is registered as a Commodity Pool Operator (CPO) and a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, and is a member of the National Futures Association (NFA).

The Systematic Alpha Futures Program trades around the clock, six days a week, in 27 markets in three regions – North America, Europe and Asia. Systematic Alpha Management was co-founded and is co-managed by Dr. Alexei Chekhlov, SAM’s Head of Research and Portfolio Manager, and Peter Kambolin, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

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