ROE Capital Management is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor founded for the purposes of trading individually managed futures accounts. Our office is located in downtown Chicago. Please contact us as follows:
ROE Capital Management
190 South La Salle Street
Chicago, IL 60603
John L. Roe, President
ROE Capital Management was founded by John L. Roe, who manages the trading operations for the Advisor. Prior to founding the Advisor, Mr. Roe assisted his partners William Orlowski and Tim Eilers in the management of an algorithmic execution division of MF Global, where Mr. Roe was registered as an Associated Person from November 2005 until June of 2010. During this time (January 2010), Mr. Roe also became registered as an Associated Person of MF Global Investment Management, LLC, a multi-manager commodity pool operator housed at MF Global. Mr. Roe left MF Global Investment Management in August of 2010. He is currently registered as an Associated Person and listed as a principal of BTR Trading Group (as of June of 2010), an introducing broker specializing in the execution of algorithmic trading systems.
In his work with BTR Trading Group, Mr. Roe collaborates with trading system developers all over the world in order to facilitate execution of their trading systems for private and institutional clients. This experience exposed Mr. Roe to the world of algorithmic trading and led him to experiment with various computer programming languages in automating systematic trading programs for futures markets. Over the course of the past several years, he has gained a wealth of knowledge in the development and execution of trading models using a variety of asset classes. He began researching and developing his own proprietary trading models on futures markets with the goal of producing risk adjusted returns with contained drawdowns for managed futures accounts. Many of the trading models of ROE Capital Management are the product of his research.
In response to MF Global’s collapse, Mr. Roe co-founded the Commodity Customer Coalition, an advocacy group which seeks the return of 100% of MF Global’s customer funds as well as industry changes to mitigate the impact of future FCM bankruptcies. Mr. Roe’s efforts with the group have been documented by publications such as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Forbes and others, along with his appearances on CNN, Bloomberg, PBS and international television. The group succeeded in influencing the Trustee to distribute 72% of customer funds held in 4d segregation before Christmas 2011, when the Trustee’s original plan was to begin making distributions in June 2012. Mr. Roe has been actively working with the United States Congress to aid in its investigation of the MF Global bankruptcy. His efforts to aid Congress and speed the return of the remaining 28% held in 4d segregation (and the funds held in 30.7 segregation) are ongoing.
William Orlowski, Principal
Mr. Orlowski joined the Advisor in May of 2012 as a principal and co-manages the Advisor’s day to day administrative functions. Prior to joining Roe Capital Management, Mr. Orlowski helped operate an algorithmic trading division of commodity broker MF Global, Inc. He joined MF Global, Inc. in October of 2005, where he worked until June of 2010. While working with MF Global, Mr. Orlowski co-founded two Commodity Trading Advisory firms: Scarecrow Futures, Inc. and SKI Gold, Inc. He became a principal of SKIGold in May of 2006 and a principal of Scarecrow Futures in March of 2007. Mr. Orlowski co-managed the day to day administrative functions of these advisory firms until July of 2007. In June of 2010, Mr. Orlowski left MF Global and co-founded introducing broker BTR Trading Group, which he continues to operate with his partners.
Tim Eilers, Principal
Mr. Eilers joined the Advisor in May of 2012 as a principal and co-manages the Advisor’s day to day administrative functions. Prior to joining Roe Capital Management, Mr. Eilers helped operate an algorithmic trading division of commodity broker MF Global, Inc. He joined MF Global, Inc. in October of 2005, where he worked until June of 2010. While working with MF Global, Mr. Eilers co-founded two Commodity Trading Advisory firms: Scarecrow Futures, Inc. and SKI Gold, Inc. He became a principal of SKIGold in May of 2006 and a principal of Scarecrow Futures in March of 2007. Mr. Eilers co-managed the day to day administrative functions of these advisory firms until July of 2007. In June of 2010, Mr. Eilers left MF Global and co-founded introducing broker BTR Trading Group, which he continues to operate with his partners.
Dr. Sayeed-Shah joined the advisor in February 2017 as the Trading Principal for the UVER System. He developed the analytics that drive UVER model over 10 years of analyzing global equity markets, utilizing his medical and research expertise. He is responsible for market analytics and research for the UVER system of the Advisor.
Dr. Shah is a leading cardiovascular, thoracic, and laser surgeon and a pioneer in laser-thermolysis. He has received international recognition through numerous awards and academic honors for his clinical and scientific expertise and for the development of novel methodologies in both minimally invasive surgery and laser surgery. He is also the recipient of a number of patents from both the United States and the European Union relating to basic and translational methodologies and applications in gene therapy, minimally invasive surgery, and laser surgery.
Dr. Shah has served as Instructor in Surgery at Yale University, Assistant Professor of Surgery at Boston University, and as Director at the Harvard Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and American Board of Phlebology. His investigative work spans myocardial energetics, laser revascularization, laser thermolysis, photorejuvenation, and transgenic applications in cardiovascular disease. He is presently working as the medical director for Evolve Heath PC, a health care provider for which he has continuously worked since May 2014. He also serves as the medical director for America Surgery Centers, a health care provider for whom he has continuously worked since July of 2010. He is serving as a cardiovascular surgeon for Harvard Medical Faculty Physicians, a health care provider for whom he has continuously worked since July of 2006.
Ralph Vince is a programming expert who has been developing trading systems for fund managers, sovereign wealth funds and staking systems for “professional gamblers” since the early 1980’s. He has developed trading and money management strategies and implemented trading for the legendary high-profile fund manager and trader Larry Williams when he won the 1987 Robbins World Cup Trading Championship. Mr. Vince has served on the Board of Directors of the Market Technician’s Association of New York, and has written numerous books published by John Wiley & Sons as well as professional papers on money management for trading. His work was featured in a chapter of the Edwards & Magee classic, Technical Analysis of Stock Trends, regarded as the bible of Technical Analysis, one of the very few additions since the original publication in 1948. Mr. Vince has worked as a Portfolio Manager at the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, and is regarded as a recognized authority on position sizing in trading. His allocation algorithms have been licensed by Dow Jones Indexes. Ralph Vince’s books and peer-reviewed academic papers on mathematics and money management for trading, often co-authored with the top minds in the field of mathematics, appear in such publications as The Journal of Investment Strategies and The Far East Journal of Theoretical Statistics.
An investment with ROE Capital Management is speculative, involves a high degree of risk, and is designed only for sophisticated investors who are able to bear the loss of more than their entire investment. Read and examine the disclosure document before seeking ROE Capital Management’s services.
Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.