Altegris Clearing Solutions Global Sigma Group, LLC Global Sigma Equity Advantage (GSEA)
Monthly Performance (%)
Date Range: 04/16 - 10/17
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec YTD
2017 0.23 0.25 0.27 0.39 0.34 0.30 0.47 0.01 0.40 0.52 3.22
2016 0.79 0.50 0.41 0.18 0.15 0.47 0.59 0.14 3.27
Note: Estimates appear in italics. All performance data is since program inception.
Strategy Description

Global Sigma Equity Advantage aims to outperform the S&P 500 Index in absolute and risk-adjusted return. Global Sigma formed in late 2009 around the same time the Friday weekly expiry options contract on the S&P500 was launched by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. The Wednesday weekly expiry options contract was launched in September 2016. Global Sigma Group has become one of the most active managers of the weekly expiry S&P500 options contract in the CTA industry.

Performance Statistics
Date Range: 04/16 - 10/17
  Program SP500 TR Altegris 40
Total Return 6.60% 29.18% -5.92%
Annualized Return 4.36% 17.55% -3.78%
Annualized Std. Deviation 0.63% 4.99% 7.39%
Correlation 0.28 0.12
Sharpe Ratio (rf=2.5%) 2.93 3.02 -0.85
Worst Month 0.01% -1.82% -2.92%
Date of Worst Month 08/2017 10/2016 06/2017
Worst Drawdown 0.00% -1.82% -10.48%
Date of Worst Drawdown 10/17 - 10/17 9/16 - 10/16 7/16 - 9/17
Note: Estimates appear in italics. All performance data is since program inception.
Annual Performance (%)
Date Range: 04/16 - 10/17
Year or YTD Program SP500 TR Altegris 40
2017 3.22 16.92 0.02
2016 3.27 10.06 -3.51
Note: Estimates appear in italics. All performance data is since program inception.
Performance Comparison
Date Range: 04/16 - 10/17
Date: 10/31/2017
Perf: $965.06 Date: 9/30/2017
Perf: $926.25 Date: 8/31/2017
Perf: $946.21 Date: 7/31/2017
Perf: $930.76 Date: 6/30/2017
Perf: $927.14 Date: 5/31/2017
Perf: $955.03 Date: 4/30/2017
Perf: $953.22 Date: 3/31/2017
Perf: $958.97 Date: 2/28/2017
Perf: $973.18 Date: 1/31/2017
Perf: $952.42 Date: 12/31/2016
Perf: $964.87 Date: 11/30/2016
Perf: $957.59 Date: 10/31/2016
Perf: $968.24 Date: 9/30/2016
Perf: $993.88 Date: 8/31/2016
Perf: $1,006.87 Date: 7/31/2016
Perf: $1,034.70 Date: 6/30/2016
Perf: $1,024.26 Date: 5/31/2016
Perf: $982.50 Date: 4/30/2016
Perf: $1,000.00 Date: 10/31/2017
Perf: $1,286.77 Date: 9/30/2017
Perf: $1,257.47 Date: 8/31/2017
Perf: $1,232.09 Date: 7/31/2017
Perf: $1,228.28 Date: 6/30/2017
Perf: $1,203.49 Date: 5/31/2017
Perf: $1,196.07 Date: 4/30/2017
Perf: $1,179.44 Date: 3/31/2017
Perf: $1,167.42 Date: 2/28/2017
Perf: $1,166.02 Date: 1/31/2017
Perf: $1,121.50 Date: 12/31/2016
Perf: $1,100.58 Date: 11/30/2016
Perf: $1,079.22 Date: 10/31/2016
Perf: $1,040.71 Date: 9/30/2016
Perf: $1,060.00 Date: 8/31/2016
Perf: $1,059.79 Date: 7/31/2016
Perf: $1,058.31 Date: 6/30/2016
Perf: $1,020.65 Date: 5/31/2016
Perf: $1,018.00 Date: 4/30/2016
Perf: $1,000.00 Date: 10/31/2017
Perf: $1,066.05 Date: 9/30/2017
Perf: $1,060.53 Date: 8/31/2017
Perf: $1,056.31 Date: 7/31/2017
Perf: $1,056.20 Date: 6/30/2017
Perf: $1,051.26 Date: 5/31/2017
Perf: $1,048.12 Date: 4/30/2017
Perf: $1,044.56 Date: 3/31/2017
Perf: $1,040.51 Date: 2/28/2017
Perf: $1,037.70 Date: 1/31/2017
Perf: $1,035.12 Date: 12/31/2016
Perf: $1,032.74 Date: 11/30/2016
Perf: $1,031.30 Date: 10/31/2016
Perf: $1,025.25 Date: 9/30/2016
Perf: $1,020.45 Date: 8/31/2016
Perf: $1,018.92 Date: 7/31/2016
Perf: $1,017.09 Date: 6/30/2016
Perf: $1,012.94 Date: 5/31/2016
Perf: $1,007.90 Date: 4/30/2016
Perf: $1,000.00
Note: All performance data is since program inception.

Monthly Returns
Date Range: 04/16 - 10/17
Date: 10/31/2017
Return: 0.52 % Date: 9/30/2017
Return: 0.40 % Date: 8/31/2017
Return: 0.01 % Date: 7/31/2017
Return: 0.47 % Date: 6/30/2017
Return: 0.30 % Date: 5/31/2017
Return: 0.34 % Date: 4/30/2017
Return: 0.39 % Date: 3/31/2017
Return: 0.27 % Date: 2/28/2017
Return: 0.25 % Date: 1/31/2017
Return: 0.23 % Date: 12/31/2016
Return: 0.14 % Date: 11/30/2016
Return: 0.59 % Date: 10/31/2016
Return: 0.47 % Date: 9/30/2016
Return: 0.15 % Date: 8/31/2016
Return: 0.18 % Date: 7/31/2016
Return: 0.41 % Date: 6/30/2016
Return: 0.50 % Date: 5/31/2016
Return: 0.79 % Date: 4/30/2016
Return: 0.00 %
Note: All performance data is since program inception.

Distribution of Monthly Returns
Date Range: 04/16 - 10/17
Return: 1.00 %
Count: 3 Return: 0.00 %
Count: 16
Note: All performance data is since program inception.

Underwater Curve
Date Range: 04/16 - 10/17
Date: 10/31/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 9/30/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 8/31/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 7/31/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 6/30/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 5/31/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 4/30/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 3/31/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 2/28/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 1/31/2017
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 12/31/2016
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 11/30/2016
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 10/31/2016
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 9/30/2016
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 8/31/2016
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 7/31/2016
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 6/30/2016
Drawdown: 0.00 % Date: 5/31/2016
Drawdown: 0.00 %
Note: All performance data is since program inception.
Notes to Performance

Manager Information
Manager Name:  Global Sigma Group, LLC
Address: 1900 Glades Road, Suite 430
City: Boca Raton
State: FL
Zip: 33431
Country: USA
Key People
Name:  Hanming Rao
Position:  Principal
Biography: 

Hanming Rao is GSG’s sole investment manager and has 11 years’ experiences in trading financial markets using proprietary models that he has developed. Mr. Rao became registered as a principal and an associated person of GSG on March 3, 2010. Dr. Rao started his financial career as a research quant at Ellington Management Group in Old Greenwich, Connecticut in early 2005. In 2006 Dr. Rao joined SAC capital management in New York, NY as a global macro trader/analyst. He mainly focused on trading liquid assets including currency, interest rate swap, global equity index / ETF, commodity, commodity related ETF and options on all those markets. In 2008, Dr. Rao took an asset management roll at SAC’s headquarter in Stamford, Connecticut. He was in charged of managing SAC’s legacy assets including Foreign Bond, Junk Bond, Convertible Bond, Government CDS, Corporate CDS, Loan CDS, High Yield Bond, High Yield Index, etc. In early 2009 Dr. Rao joined Millennium Partners at New York, NY as a vice president. His responsibility was to develop statistical models in ETF and Futures market. In December 2009, Dr. Rao founded GSG to provide investment management to outside clients. Currently he is constantly seeking new opportunities in the financial market in order to improve the existing prediction, trading and risk models. Dr. Rao received his BS in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China in July 1997, his MS in Computer Sciences and PhD in Engineering Sciences both from Harvard Universities, Cambridge, MA in June 1998 and March 2005 respectively. Dr. Rao’s PhD thesis is Theory and Implementation of a Truly Random Number Generator. He designed an algorithm and built a hardware device to extract randomness from Po-210, a radioactive material that emits alpha particles. He had a related pending invention patent. Dr. Rao ranked 17th in the China Olympiad Physics Competition in 1991. He won best experiment prize and 2nd place overall in Guangdong Province Olympiad Physics Competition in 1991.


Additional Information

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