Program Description: The RLA I Program is a fundamental discretionary trading program managed by Ronald L. Anderson. The program trades grain and oilseed futures and futures options traded primarily on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT). The majority of the program's trades occur in the soybean complex in the form of soybean crush spreads which allow Mr. Anderson to trade the relationship between the price of soybeans and the combined value of the products derived from soybeans, i.e., soybean meal and soybean oil. Mr. Anderson's core methodology starts with an analysis of fundamental factors that affect supply and demand such as weather foecasts, economic trends, import/export activity, and governmental policies. Seasonal patterns and trends also come into play and technicals are often considered for optimal timing of trades.
Returns are based on proforma adjustments to a proprietary account to reflect fees. Client accounts are traded pari passu.
Manager Biography: Ronald L. Anderson?is the manager of Cork County's RLA I discretionary managed futures program. He began his career in commodities in 1967 as a grain trader for Continental Grain Company at the Minneapolis Grain Exchange (MGEX). Mr. Anderson went on to build a long and successful career at Continental, fulfilling managerial roles across the globe in its Oilseed Processing and Protein Trading Divisions. Mr. Anderson's tenure with Continental culminated in his role as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Continental Grain Company's World Oilseed Processing Division in New York.
Over the course of his 40+ year career, Mr. Anderson has analyzed and/or managed oilseed processing plants on 6 continents. Additionally, he has consulted and/or continues to consult to several grain and processing companies in the U.S., South America, Mexico, Australia, and Europe.
Prior to joining County Cork, Mr. Anderson managed over $100M in his crush trading program from 1994 through 2004.