Christopher R. Castroviejo – President

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Christopher R. Castroviejo founded Directional Research & Trading, Inc. in 1999. Directional Research & Trading Inc. is registered with the CFTC as a commodity trading advisor (CTA) and a commodity pool operator (CPO).  He founded and is the principal owner of DRT Advisors, LLC., which serves as General Partner to an investment partnership and provides consulting services to hedge funds.  Mr. Castroviejo is a shareholder and director of Chaikin Analytics, LLC which provides quantitative research services and has partnered with NASDAQ to launch enhanced alpha stock indices. From 1991 through 1998 Mr. Castroviejo was a General Partner and Director of Risk Control for T.C. Management Partners, a New York based firm which managed a combination of hedged and short only accounts. Mr. Castroviejo has also been President of Sussex Asset Management, Inc., an asset allocation firm from 1985 to 1990, and was founder and Managing Director of Sussex Securities from 1983 to 1985. As a limited partner of the investment bank Bear Stearns & Company from 1980 to 1983, Mr. Castroviejo managed discretionary accounts and provided consultation services for hedge funds and institutions, including J.P. Morgan & Co., Kuwait International Investment Co., Tiger Partners, Pictet & Cie., and the Vatican Bank. Mr. Castroviejo started his career at Smith, Barney & Co. in 1971, was a principal at Faulkner, Dawkins & Sullivan, and was associated with Ross Stebbins Inc. and Fahnestock & Co.

Mr. Castroviejo earned a Master of Science in Business from Columbia University in 1983, where he was elected to Beta Gamma Sigma, and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 1971.  Christopher’s volunteer activities have included serving as Chairman of the Sheltering Arms Children’s Service, the oldest and largest non sectarian child care agency in the City of New York, and contributing as a director of the Matinecock Neighborhood Association, Long Island’s first social service volunteer group. He has also served as a trustee and member of the Executive Committee of the Harvard Medical School Center for Blood Research and as a trustee of the Fay School.  Mr. Castroviejo’s investment views have been featured in numerous media, including The International Herald Tribune, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Business Week, National Public Radio, and Bloomberg TV.

D.R. Barton Jr – Chief Operating Officer