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As a family office, institutional allocator, or wealth manager, you want the “best” return from your hedge fund portfolio. But what does “best” mean? Your goals for return, risk, and liquidity are unique to you. Your solution should be too.

Our business is founded on the following three principles:

  • You cannot predict returns, but you can control risk.
  • Risk is NOT volatility, risk is sustained losses.
  • You want investments that avoid simultaneous sustained losses.

If you are tired of hearing about “risk adjusted” or “uncorrelated” returns, and the principles above resonate, give us a call.

We partner with investors who want more from their hedge funds. We build hedge fund solutions that are unique to each client.

For your free consultation, call (+1 303 842 1669) or contact us today.

Why the Desert?

I’m biased – I love the desert! But …

The desert is a harsh environment where niche players excel.

With careful planning, the right tools, and skillful execution it is a rewarding place.

We see parallels between thriving in the desert and finding the right hedge funds.

Let us be your guide: Contact us today!

As a family office, institutional allocator, or wealth manager, you want the “best” return from your hedge fund portfolio. But what does “best” mean? Your goals for return, risk, and liquidity are unique to you. Your solution should be too.

Our business is founded on the following three principles:

  • You cannot predict returns, but you can control risk.
  • Risk is NOT volatility, risk is sustained losses.
  • You want to avoid investments with simultaneous sustained losses.

If you are tired of hearing about “risk adjusted” or “uncorrelated” returns, and the principles above resonate, give us a call.

We partner with investors who want more from their hedge funds. We build hedge fund solutions that are unique to each client.

For your free consultation, call (+1 303 842 1669) or contact us today.

Why the Desert?

I’m biased – I love the desert! But …

The desert is a harsh environment where niche players excel.

With careful planning, the right tools, and skillful execution it is a rewarding place.

We see parallels between thriving in the desert and finding the right hedge funds.

Let us be your guide: Contact us today!

Ian Rayner

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I founded Rayner Gobran LLC because I believe in the value of hedge fund strategies as diversifiers and risk-mitigators. My perspective on this complex asset class is informed by 15 years’ experience in alternatives, from developing trading systems to managing hedge fund operations and research.

Prior to founding Rayner Gobran, I was Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research for The Bornhoft Group, an award-winning pioneer in multi-manager CTA funds. As COO I built and ran our managed account platform ensuring institutional quality operations throughout our firm. As Director of Research I developed statistical tools for delving deep into manager performance and building robust portfolios.

Our team placed billions of dollars with hedge funds. We allocated capital to the biggest names and the smallest niche managers. The Bornhoft Group won the 2012 InvestHedge Best 5 Year Managed Futures Fund and was nominated for the Pinnacle Awards 5-Year Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund for 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Prior to TBG, I designed trading systems and developed a suite of tools for trading system evaluation. I built a statistical toolkit including cluster analysis, detection of change algorithms, and non-linear optimization techniques.

I currently serve as Chairman of the advisory boards of Cortana Capital and Taaffeite Capital Management.

When I am not buried in hedge fund analysis, you will find me hiking or skiing in the Rockies, or exploring the desert Southwest with my wife (the Gobran!).

  • BA & MA, Chemical Engineering, Queens’ College, Cambridge University
  • MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • FINRA Series 3
  • UK / US Citizen

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Strategic Partner

Tom Ducrot

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Tom is the Founder of Fides + Ratio LLC and Ratio Indices LLC. Fides was short listed for Best Consulting Firm Sub $1bn AUM at the 2017 Institutional Asset Management Awards.

Fides + Ratio and Rayner Gobran team up on hedge fund related projects for select clients. Recently, we have been working on innovative multi-manager funds. Tom and Ian co-wrote the Hedge Fund Operational Due Diligence Toolkit.

Before founding Fides + Ratio in 2017, Tom served as an Executive Director in Capital Introductions for Morgan Stanley from 2010 to 2016 specializing in quantitative strategies. Prior to his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Tom worked for Newedge (now Société Générale) in capital introductions for futures managers and investors.

Before joining Newedge, he was Head of Research and Portfolio Management for Cedar Partners, a $1bn+ AUM fund of hedge funds, spun out from Commerzbank. He restructured their entire hedge fund portfolio culminating in the sale of the fund to a leading European bank. Prior to Cedar Partners, he was responsible for opening Finaltis’ New York office.

  • BS, Management, Dauphine University, Paris
  • MS, Finance, ESCP School of Management, Paris
  • FINRA SIE, Series 3, 7, 63
  • Native French speaker, fluent English & Spanish
  • EU / US Citizen

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Phone: +1 303 842 1669

Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

Business Hours: 8am – 5pm M-F Mountain

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