"In the midst of chaos, there is also opportunity." ~Sun Tzu
Founder & Chief Investment Officer
Sr. Executive & Managing Director with over 25 years of experience that includes a successful track record focusing on Professionally Managed Strategies in Alternative Investment Markets. Mr. DeRose utilizes a multi-asset approach to identify investment opportunities across diverse international markets to maximize ROI for institutions, hedge funds, family offices and HNW clients. Mr. DeRose sports an extensive history of Dynamic Relationship building, with a long history of collaboration across all levels of multiple organizations, to secure strategic partnerships in his drive to meet or exceed business development goals.
Mr. DeRose is Chairman / CEO - Park Avenue Venture Group, Ltd.
Investment Consulting / Management Firm focused on Business Development of Alternative Investment Strategies for Hedge Funds, small to mid-sized institutional investors, family office and HNW Investors throughout the US, Canada, Europe & Asia. Firm Manages & Overseas relationships with five affiliated companies: Park Avenue Property Group, Park Avenue Investment Advisors LLC, Park Avenue Asset Management Inc., Park Avenue Entertainment Group & The Universal Venture Trust.
Mr. DeRose also serves as President / CEO at Park Avenue Asset Mgt. Inc. - A CFTC and NFA registered full-service global Introducing Broker Specializing in Business development of Professional money Managers & Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA). He was involved in the Development and lead implementation of strategies and portfolios of strategies, involving Professionally Managed Futures and top-ranking emerging managers to provide diversification for institutional investors, family offices, HNW retail clients, & RIAs. Since 2004, Mr. DeRose has recruited, trained, and built financial sales teams totaling over 220 Associate Persons (AP), brokers, branch managers, and other licensed affiliates that raised over 15000 client accounts, contributing to combined growth in AUM in Professionally Managed Strategies totaling approximately $2 Billion.
Mr. DeRose also serves as Sr. VP & Executive Director at Straits Financial LLC (A Member of CWT Group), Alternative Investments / Professionally managed Futures Division USA: Chicago, New York & Connecticut ~ International: Singapore, Shanghai, Jakarta & Dubai.
Straits Financial LLC is a full clearing member of the CBOT and the CME Group and is an industry leader in the marketing and development of Managed Futures. Responsibilities include the development and marketing of all strategies and supervision of professionally managed futures products in the US and internationally. Mr. DeRose’s responsibilities have included development, training & supervision of US & international sales teams, as well as the growth of AUM / Revenues derived from Alternative Investments Divisions. His duties have included the development and implementation of strategies or portfolios of strategies, involving professionally-managed futures and top-ranking emerging managers, to provide diversification for institutional, family office & HNW retail investors.
Founder, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Member of Global Alternative Investments, LLC (GAI), Mr. Klein draws from a skill set developed over 39 years in the financial industry. Prior to forming GAI, Sid worked as both a financial advisor and market prognosticator, gaining international recognition as his performance and track record as a successful forecaster was observed in both print and global television coverage.
Mr. Klein is a product of Concordia University in his hometown of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He began his career in the financial services industry working as a securities broker at Brault Guy O'Brien and then Midland Doherty, before being hired by Prudential Bache in 1987. Prior to working at Prudential Bache, Sid focused on value investing in large and mid-cap equities, as well as option premium analysis and commodities. At Prudential, Mr. Klein turned his attention to Japanese markets, as ADRs collapsed along with the breadth in the equity markets. The work familiarized him with the Japanese financial and monetary condition, market valuations, technical and political landscape.
Mr. Klein began authoring a financial newsletter in the late 1980s at Prudential Bache. His prognostications covered macro market moves in multiple markets and asset classes for clients of the firm. His newsletter chronicled prescient major market calls that led to an extremely successful trading career in Euro-warrants in the 1990s and, consequently, the study of volatility premiums relating to the OTC derivatives market.
He was extremely successful expanding and diversifying his work to include currency markets in addition to his strategies in traditional equities, futures, options and structured products. Over 39 years, his successes include historic turning points in major markets and asset classes, often within days.
Over the years, Mr. Klein's investment methodology has included the utilization of public (Nikkei News, Barron's, Japanese Company Handbook, Value Line, and the information provided by various government agencies) and private data, while incorporating information sources and research that is geared for hedge funds and sophisticated high net worth Accredited Investors.
The CIO's success has led him to be recognized through interviews and publications, both in print as well as internationally televised business programs. Other sources notwithstanding, Sid has been interviewed by the Financial Times, CNBC World & CNBC Europe, CNBC USA, and written about regularly or published in Barron's, The Globe and Mail, EurekaHedge, Les Affaires, USA Today, and Individual Investor.