David Martin is MFM’s Chief Investment Officer and is responsible for all trading decisions and portfolio management.
David founded New York-based MFM in 2013 after a multi-decade derivatives trading career as a proprietary trader and market maker at the New York Board of Trade and the New York Mercantile Exchange.
David has traded across futures markets, with a focus on macro-directional options strategies based on probabilistic, statistical, and fundamental inputs, which are expressed through proprietary trade structures designed to limit tail-risk.
David’s central investment thesis is that the price behavior of commodity markets is distorted by two factors: the cognitive biases of humans, and trading algorithms that emulate human thought.
Because of this, price behavior may not function as fundamentals would normally suggest. David believes that increasing open interest, big data, and more participants all equate to greater future opportunities.
From this perspective, David believes that MFM has a significant edge in a “post-fundamental paradigm” using option structures to create unique and asymmetric risk-reward profiles.
David further maintains that current price distortions, market dislocations, and increased volatility all equate to opportunity, and not obstacles.
Over his career, decision science, game theory, options theory, and fundamental analysis have all played a role in David’s thesis development.
David started his career at Cooper Neff & Associates, an elite quantitative derivatives trading firm, where David traded the firm’s proprietary capital.
David holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Decision Sciences and Information Technology.
The risk of loss in trading commodity interests can be substantial. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable in light of your financial condition.
Paul McFarlane joined MFM in 2023 as International Business Consultant, and he brings 20 years of experience in capital introductions globally.
Paul began his career working for London based multimanager investment boutiques as Marketing Manager and Associate, raising capital in Europe for fund of hedge funds and single manager Global Macro/CTA funds as well as participating in the investment process through manager research and selection.
Having developed relationships with fund managers and investors globally, in 2009 Paul founded Optio Capital Advisors Ltd, a third-party placement agent focusing on the selection and distribution of single manager funds including Long/Short Equity, Global Macro, Private Credit, Trade Finance and CTA systematic quantitative strategies.
In 2012 Paul joined Mulvaney Capital Management as Sales Executive covering the full spectrum of investors including Banks, fund of funds, pension funds, endowments, consultants, family offices and insurance companies globally.
For the past 20 years Paul continues to successfully introduce alternative investment managers to a broad spectrum of Institutional Investors, leveraging their distribution capabilities across Europe, UK, US, Canada, Asia and the GCC. Paul is passionate about bringing investment solutions to market that will help diversify investors’ portfolios.
Paul is graduate of the Regents Business School London with a BA in international Business and Management and MSc in Global Banking and Finance. He also holds the Investment Management Certificate from the Securities Institute and the Certification from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF).
Gabriel Martinez is a Quantitative Research Analyst at MFM focusing on AI-powered commodity price forecasting.
Gabriel began his career at PIMCO as a Desk Analyst, where he conducted analyses on the effects of changes in the macroeconomic environment on the prices of specific bonds.
At MFM, he works on enabling the fund to establish a trading view using the next generation of quantitative methods. He believes that AI has an extremely important role to play in the future of finance and wants to ensure that MFM stays on the leading edge of technological advancements.
Gabriel graduated magna cum laude from Trinity University and holds a BA in Theoretical Economics as well as a BS in Mathematical Finance.
Thank you to our 2022 Summer Analyst Class
Front row: Gauri Kant; Samaya Patel
Second row: Riley Edsall; Alejandro Parraguez Tala; Ethan King