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Rotella Capital appoints Dean W. Crowder as global head of strategic business development

Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Opalesque Industry Update - Rotella Capital Management, Inc., a Chicago- and Bellevue- based adviser of systematic trading programs in managed futures and equities, has announced that industry veteran Dean W. Crowder, III has joined the firm as Managing Director & Global Head of Strategic Business Development.

Mr. Crowder is responsible for leading Rotella’s overall marketing efforts and managing its investor relationships and assist in the firm’s strategic business planning initiatives. Rotella employs a number of proprietary programs using an active quantitative systematic trading approach to managed futures across global sectors in equities, currencies, commodities, and interest rates.

“Dean is a much welcomed addition to the Rotella team. His arrival is well timed with the end of QE as well as other secular trends, which should provide significant opportunities in managed futures and equities,” said CEO and CIO Robert Rotella. “Rotella will benefit from Dean’s longstanding relationships, coupled with his twenty-plus years of marketing experience to institutions, consultants, and private bankers, serving to open global distribution of Rotella’s investment programs.”

“Rotella has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to excellence as a disciplined, rigorous trader, but also to its team research approach in developing advanced trading techniques in futures markets,” said Mr. Crowder. “Rotella maintains a unique position in the marketplace, as one of the most experienced and recognized managed futures firms of its kind.”

Prior to joining Rotella, Mr. Crowder founded Alpha Alternative Investments, a Texas based RIA, representing select hedge funds and alternative investments to global institutions via an affiliation with Strait, LLC. Rotella was one of Strait’s clients. He was Marketing Director at Vicis Capital, responsible for the firm’s institutional introductions in the Americas, Asia, and much of Europe. Mr. Crowder was formerly Director of Marketing at Alpha Investment Management, a hedge fund of funds owned by Nicolas Berggruen, and acquired by Safra Asset Management. At Alpha Investment he established a global institutional distribution platform for the firm’s proprietary hedge fund of funds, and single hedge strategies. Mr. Crowder holds a BA in Economics from Michigan State University.

Founded in 1995, Rotella Capital Management is a Chicago- and Bellevue- based managed futures manager focused on quantitative systematic trading in global equities, currencies, commodities, and interest rate futures instruments. Rotella is led by Robert Rotella, CEO, President, & Co-CIO, Jagdeesh Prakasam, Co-CIO, and John Harper, Executive Vice President & Director of Research overseeing an internal research team of 8 quantitative analysts developing systematic futures programs.

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