Welcome to Graham Capital

Our MISSION

Graham Capital endeavors to deliver robust, diversifying alpha solutions and meet its fiduciary responsibility to clients through three guiding principles: Collaboration, Innovation and Integrity.

The foundation of Graham's sustainability and success is the experience and effectiveness of its people. The firm cultivates talent, encourages the diversity of ideas, and respects the contributions of all. In turn, each employee shares in the responsibility of strengthening those around them.

Collaboration

GCM’s work environment is characterized by collaboration. We aim to create a motivating and collaborative environment where people can share ideas and work together towards a common goal of creating unique and profitable investment strategies.

Innovation

Work at GCM brings new challenges and ongoing stimulation. Our industry and firm evolve over time, and each employee has the ability to contribute to this evolution. Over the firm’s history, we have developed new trading strategies, enhanced our portfolio construction and risk management techniques, and launched new investment products to a broad range of clients.

Integrity

Integrity is fundamental to our organization and is a core part of our pledge to clients. We hire professionals who are motivated to work hard and learn from peers. Our team is comprised of individuals who are fair and respectful, and employees are empowered to contribute views and opinions. Integrity guides employees when confronted by the unexpected for which no rules exist.

 

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The potential for profit is accompanied by the risk of loss.

Our History

GCM was founded in July 1994 with $30 million of proprietary capital, and over the course of many milestones has developed into an experienced investment manager within the alternative investment industry with approximately $14 billion in AUM. Follow the interactive timeline below for more information about the firm’s history:

  1. 1994:
    Founded by Kenneth G. Tropin and commenced trading with $30 million of proprietary capital in GCM’s flagship quantitative program.

  2. 1998:
    GCM began recruiting discretionary portfolio managers in 1998 to diversify the firm’s trading strategies.

  3. 1999:
    Launched Proprietary Matrix, a portfolio which provides broad exposure to GCM’s quantitative and discretionary trading strategies.

  4. 2001:
    Surpassed $1 billion in total assets under management.

  5. 2004:
    • Relocated the firm’s headquarters, previously in Stamford, Connecticut, to its current facility in Rowayton, Connecticut.
    • Launched first multi-portfolio manager discretionary fund, now known as the Discretionary Portfolio.
    • Surpassed $5 Billion in total assets under management.

  6. 2006:
    Commenced trading the Tactical Trend strategy, which began trading within GCM's multi-model quantitative strategies prior to launching as a standalone fund in 2013.

  7. 2007:
    GCM established a Risk Committee comprised of senior managers. The Risk Committee meets daily to review position-level information and related risks within the context of prevailing market conditions.

  8. 2010:
    Began trading UCITS compliant funds.

  9. 2011:
    • Formed Graham Capital LLP, GCM’s U.K.-based affiliate, which is currently authorized by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority.

  10. 2012:
    Registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)

  11. 2013:
    Began sub-advising ’40 Act Mutual Funds.

  12. 2014:
    Commenced trading the Graham Quant Macro strategy, which is a is a directional, long and short strategy that utilizes fundamental and price-based indicators to establish return forecasts across global interest rates, foreign exchange, stock indices and commodities.

  13. 2015:
    Surpassed $10 billion in total assets under management.

  14. 2016:
    Opened a branch office in West Palm Beach, FL.

 

 

Our campus

GCM is headquartered in Rowayton, CT, at a site historically named “Rock Ledge,” which has a unique history in and of itself. Originally a Tudor-style mansion and the residence of James A. Farrell, the president of U.S. Steel, the site was later the office of famed General Douglas MacArthur as well as the birthplace of one of the first business computers.

Philanthropy

We believe that philanthropy is an integral part of our business both in terms of supporting our external community as well as fostering a strong sense of team and community within Graham.

By participating in charitable efforts and interacting with our local community, people from different areas of the firm - with varying backgrounds and expertise - have the opportunity to connect by advocating worthy causes. Working together to help others motivates and inspires the team, creates comradery, and ultimately fuels a more engaged and productive workforce. This environment facilitates collaboration, which is an important pillar of our mission statement.

In addition to a variety of ad hoc philanthropic endeavors, Graham partners with a local homeless shelter, the Open Door. We support the shelter in their efforts to address the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, case management services, treatment services, transitional planning for short and long term goals, subsidized housing, education, employment, and a path towards independence and success. Graham organizes drives for food, clothing and school supplies, and team members regularly volunteer to assist with food service.

We also believe that our unique skillset can be additive to our community. For example, members of the Graham team mentor children in a local school, and we offer technology assistance to the Open Door.

Ultimately, we are grateful for the opportunities that are afforded to us by being part of the Graham team, and believe it is our responsibility to support others when we can.

 

 

Employee Engagement

Employee Advisory Committee

In 2017, Graham’s senior management team implemented the Employee Advisory Committee (“EAC”) to increase focus on enhancing the Graham employee experience. The mandate of the EAC is to liaise between employees and senior management to facilitate the most productive environment to retain and recruit the best employees across every department.

Members of the EAC help empower the Graham community by focusing on key areas including: communication and transparency, career development and mentoring, education, employee recognition and engagement, wellness & life/work balance and community outreach/philanthropy.


Women's Network of Graham

We believe that inclusion and diversity of thought are integral to Graham’s success. One key initiative is the development of the Women’s Network of Graham, which facilitates education, mentorship, and networking while seeking to address some of the needs that may be unique to the firm’s female employees. The group not only works together to promote these goals but collaborates with senior management and the broader firm to make sure ideas are heard and considered.

Currently, approximately 20% of the firm’s personnel are women. We are proud to have women in leadership roles throughout the firm, including C-Level positions and management committee members.