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Spring Valley Asset Management Launches the SVAM Tactical Trend Portfolio

Led by long-time industry veteran John Ryan, SVAM introduces a systematic tactical approach to trend following across the global futures markets.

NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring Valley Asset Management, a newly formed alternative investment manager specializing in the development of quantitative futures-based trading strategies, has launched the SVAM Tactical Trend Portfolio.

The Tactical Trend Portfolio seeks to generate superior absolute and risk-adjusted returns across a diversified blend of more than 50 futures markets, including stock indices, interest rates, currencies, energies, metals and agricultural commodities. The Portfolio utilizes multiple market inputs and a host of technical indicators to identify directional trading opportunities across a broad spectrum of time frames, including short-term, intermediate-term, and long-term horizons.  Interestingly, the Tactical Trend Portfolio employs a systematic process to dynamically balance portfolio exposures across more than 30 distinct trading models and seeks to ensure optimal exposures across the prevailing alpha opportunity set. The tactical nature of the Portfolio's exposures is designed to generate returns in both expanding (e.g., pre-2009) and contracting (e.g., 2009 – present) volatility regimes, and relevant risk parameters are monitored and constrained in real time.

With assets under management just over $15 million, SVAM is currently accepting client assets via managed account. For a more detailed discussion regarding SVAM and the Tactical Trend Portfolio, including access to a multitude of performance analytics, please contact John Ryan at (212) 592-9300 or via e-mail at [email protected].

About Spring Valley Asset Management
Established in 2014, Spring Valley Asset Management was launched by John Ryan, a long-time industry veteran whose career in the alternative investment arena has spanned more than 20 years. Prior to founding SVAM, Mr. Ryan was a principal and the Chief Technology Officer at NuWave Investment Management, LLC (2001 – 2014), a leading commodity trading advisor managing as much as $1.2 billion in client assets. During his tenure at NuWave, Mr. Ryan's programming and software development skills proved instrumental to the development of the firm's proprietary systems architecture and algorithmic trading platform, and as CTO he was directly responsible for the management and oversight of the firm's technology efforts, including systems design, software development, technology infrastructure, support services, operational planning and disaster recovery/business continuity planning.  Prior to joining NuWave, Mr. Ryan enjoyed significant experience managing systems and technology-based initiatives at Hyman Beck & Company, a commodity trading advisor, where he served as a principal and Director of Technology from 1993-2001, and IBM, where he spent four years designing custom network and communications solutions for institutional clientele. Mr. Ryan received a BBA from Bernard Baruch College at the City University of New York, majoring in Computer Information Systems.

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