VICE PRESIDENT / RESEARCH & INVESTMENTS
Craig Maccagno joined the aiSource team in 2011 and runs the Tampa, FL branch office. With over 15 years of experience as a proprietary trader, his understanding of the different strategies and methodologies employed by the vast array of CTA’s has proven to be a valuable asset to the firm. He plays an integral role in the discovery and vetting process of any new program the firm may consider offering . His philosophy with CTAs and clients alike is that integrity, trust, communication, and transparency are the keys to building strong relationships as everyone works together towards long term success.
His lifelong interest in the markets and longtime trading background offer him a unique perspective which his clients appreciate. Craig prefers to take a top down approach, which begins with risk management specific to each clients individual parameters.
MANAGED FUTURES SPECIALIST
Robert started in the financial business in 1982 with a major wirehouse dealing primarily in stocks and bonds. His focus was working with small business owners and retirees to develop portfolios which met their investment goals and objectives. After the severe stock market correction of 2000-2002, he investigated the options available to offer valuable diversification to his clients. This led to a new career in the futures business in 2003 focusing on managed accounts. Today, he utilizes his thirty years of market experience to construct programs for each individual investor’s needs. His mission is to offer solutions with the potential to perform in most market price environments.
Robert graduated from West Virginia University in 1980 with a degree in finance.He enjoys fly fishing, WVU sports, reading and spending quality time with family and friends.
MANAGED FUTURES SPECIALIST
Jay has 20 years of experience helping individual investors, family offices, and financial professionals achieve broader portfolio diversification using alternative investments. In the course of his financial services industry career, he has served in multiple capacities, including financial planning, wealth and investment management, manager due diligence for traditional and alternative investments, and portfolio construction.
Previously, Jay was Vice President and Branch Manager of Price Asset Management in their La Jolla, California office, where he was responsible for compliance, alternative investment research, and business development. Before that, Jay spent 5 years as an Alternative Investment Advisor in the Private Client Group at Altegris Investments (formerly the Managed Investments Division of Man Financial, a subsidiary of the Man Group), where he gained extensive experience in custom hedge fund and managed futures portfolio construction.
Earlier in his career, Jay worked as a private money manager implementing systematic option trading strategies for equity portfolios. Jay also worked as a financial manager with Merrill Lynch in San Diego, where he focused on hedged equity strategies.
Jay graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.
MANAGED FUTURES SPECIALIST
Richard Singer is a distinguished veteran of the alternative investment industry, with 40+ years of experience as a broker, trader, and consultant. A former Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA), Richard specializes in alternative investment strategies.
Richard began his career in 1971 as an account executive with Bache and Company, where he discovered his passion for the futures industry. His next position was with Conti Commodity Service, a division of Continental Grain Company. After 4 years getting an extensive education on commodity markets, trading techniques, and futures exchanges, Richard joined Loeb, Rhodes, Hornblower & Shearson to broker and run their commodities investing division in Beverly Hills.
From 1979 to 1996, Richard worked as a futures trader and consultant. This period included a 12-year stint managing the Talisman Fund in Century City, California and the Lancelot Futures Fund in Zurich, Switzerland. In 1996, Richard joined the Private Client Group of Altegris Investments (formerly the Managed Investments Division of Man Financial, a subsidiary of the Man Group) in La Jolla, California, as an Alternative Investment Advisor. Richard left Altegris in 2006 to join Price Asset Management as Senior Vice President.
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY
Michael Gallagher graduated from the University of Iowa with a B.A. in Computer Science and a minor in business. During his college days, he was a member of the Iowa Men’s Crew team for two years, then continued on to pursue his private pilot’s license and worked as an assistant arbitrage clerk on the Chicago Board of Trade during his summer vacations.
Michael began his professional career in New York as an associate programmer for a technology company developing a trading strategy platform. Following this, he joined a brokerage group in Chicago as an operations manager and technology developer. From this, he continued on to accept a full time position at Janla Capital, LLC to design and develop a comprehensive technology platform for portfolio analytics and performance risk management of managed futures accounts. Michael has brought his expertise and experience from Janla Capital to make aiSource’s portfolio and risk management procedures more robust. He will function as a portfolio advisor and risk manager for client portfolios.
In Michael’s personal life, he is passionate about being active outdoors. He is an avid hockey player and enjoys skiing in the winter, as well as camping, hiking, and boating in the summers.