Global Sigma Group, LLC Global Sigma Plus Program QEP

Global Sigma Plus (GSP) is the program GSG currently offers. GSP mainly trades S&P 500 futures and options on futures contracts. The program typically will sell options on S&P 500 futures and sometimes will also hedge them with S&P 500 futures

Year or YTD Program SP500 TR
2016 10.15 11.98
2015 -2.21 1.41
2014 13.35 13.69
2013 15.87 32.41
2012 15.13 15.98
2011 20.21 2.12
2010 23.25 15.06
2009 3.57 8.05
Average 12.42 12.59
Futures Sectors Traded
Instruments Traded
Investment Methodology
Holding Period
Investment Terms & Information
Manager Name: Global Sigma Group, LLC
Address: 1900 Glades Road, Suite 430
City: Boca Raton
State: FL
Zip: 33431
Country: USA

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.

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