Mike Thompson, CFA
LHA Alpha Seeker™ Co-Portfolio Manager
Co-Founder of Thompson Capital Management LLC (TCM), a majority-owned subsidary of LHA.
BS in Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign
Mike has over 23 years of experience constructing and managing portfolios with a focus on volatility and risk management strategies. Mike is a co-portfolio manager of the Alpha Seeker strategy.
Early in his career, his work included portfolio management roles at The Northern Trust, William Blair and Premier Asset Management LLC, a $500M investment advisor spun out of Northern Trust. Mike later provided derivatives modeling expertise to a start-up derivatives exchange in Chicago before being recruited by a family office where he co-developed a VIX trading strategy that began trading on a proprietary basis using VIX ETPs in October 2011. In 2013, Mike began trading the strategy directly in the futures market for the proprietary trading desk of ED&F Man Ltd and as a Commodity Trading Advisor, first as a principal of Advocate Asset Management LLC and subsequently for Typhon Capital Management LLC. He co-developed the Alpha Seeker strategy with his brother Matt. Mike is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago.