Ernest Jaffarian : Chief Executive Officer, Efficient Capital Management LLC
Ernest L. Jaffarian is the Founder, and Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer of Efficient Capital Management, LLC. He is a veteran of over 25 years within the alternative investment industry in the areas of trading, portfolio construction, and risk management. In 1986 he joined Chicago Research & Trading Inc. (CRT) as a member of the proprietary trading group on the floor of the Chicago Board Options Exchange and rose to position of Senior Vice President for OTC Treasury Options. Immediately prior to founding Efficient, Jaffarian was responsible for the managed futures department of Hull Equity Management, LLC and for the allocation of Hull Trading Company, LLC’s proprietary capital among trading advisors. Jaffarian is a CAIA® designee and the author of A Survey of the Managed Futures Industry (2007) and the chapter on Managed Futures in CAIA Level II: Advanced Core Topics in Alternative Investments (Wiley & Sons, 2009). Jaffarian is currently on the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association. Efficient Capital Management, LLC (Efficient) was founded in 1999 by leaders from within the industry’s preeminent trading organizations including CRT, Hull Trading, Saliba Partners, and Phillip Securities, Efficient is dedicated to maximizing the unique benefits of cash-efficient “alpha” strategies for the institutional investor. Efficient presently allocates assets for a variety of global private bank, insurance company, funds of funds and private investor clients. It seeks and invests with more than 40 independent trading firms from 8 countries and 4 continents delivering broad diversification in more than 200 markets. Trading is limited to highly liquid and cash-efficient CFTC approved listed futures and options on futures contracts and generic interbank foreign exchange focused on non-directional sources of alpha returns. The market exposures capitalize on opportunities in currencies, interest rates, stock indices, energy, base and precious metals, and commodities. With a staff of over 20, Efficient’s significant infrastructure is dedicated to exceeding the most rigorous demands of institutional investors. Available investment structures include private managed accounts and fund structures offering varying levels of capital funding efficiencies.