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Matt Thompson, CFA

Alpha Seeker™ and Tactical Beta Strategies Co-Portfolio Manager

BS in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign.

Matt oversees the Volatility Dashboard and acts as Co-Portfolio Manager of the Alpha Seeker strategy and the Tactical Beta strategy. Matt has over 20 years of capital markets and investing experience, focusing on futures trading with an emphasis on VIX-related exchange-traded products. Matt’s perspective and insights on risk, the VIX and the broader volatility ecosystem are sought after by peers and members of the financial press alike, with contributions to articles in Barron’s, the Wall Street Journal and Reuters. Matt served in an analyst role at Envestnet before joining forces with his brother Mike as the head of operations at Premier Asset Management LLC, a $500M investment advisor spun out of Northern Trust. Subsequently, Matt served in business development and financial modeling roles for a Chicago-based start-up derivatives exchange before being recruited to a family office in 2008 where he co-developed Thompson Capital Management’s (TCM) Volatility Dashboard during the Financial Crisis. Matt subsequently traded the strategy directly in the futures market for the proprietary trading desk of ED&F Man Ltd and as a Commodity Trading Advisor. He co-developed the Alpha Seeker and Tactical Beta strategies with his brother Mike. Matt is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago.

We believe that managing beta is a good source of alpha.