Camkay Capital Management LLC, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, was formed in 2008 by Gary D. Hart. Since inception, the CTA’s primary business is to provide capital appreciation to institutional and retail client accounts by managing their accounts pursuant to the CTA’s trading programs. Through its trading programs, Camkay Capital Management LLC, engages predominantly in trading long or short positions in stock index futures using proprietary computer generated systematic signals. Camkay Capital Management LLC is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) as a Commodity Trading Advisor (“CTA”) and is a member of the National Futures Association (“NFA”), NFA ID 0406810.
ary D. Hart is the President and sole principal of Camkay. He has been studying and trading the futures markets since 1997 and trading with fully automated mechanical systems since 2001. Since January of 2009 through the present, Mr. Hart has also owned a trading system vendor business, Trendfinder Trading Systems LLC. The business provides fully automated trading strategies for individuals to lease with brokers executing the signals in their futures account.
From January of 1998 through July of 2010, Mr. Hart owned a structural engineering firm Hart Engineering, PLLC. The firm specialized in multi-family and custom residential construction. Mr. Hart graduated from Oklahoma State University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering. He earned a Master of Science in Structural Engineering from Arizona State University in 1999.
The Camkay Philosophy
I do not need to correctly predict the direction or volatility of the market. What I do need is to prepare for any situation and trade accordingly. I spend at least 90% of strategy development time researching market edges and less than 10% writing system code and testing. My philosophy is to find and exploit persistent market characteristics. I do not think these are best discovered by data mining or fancy algorithms, but by constant study and observation.-Gary Hart
The Camkay Timeline
- January 2016
- December 2015
Current AUM 3.5 million.
Current AUM 13.8 million.
AUM grows to 3.8 million.
AUM grows to 1.7 million.
Intraday Program retired.
Short-Term Program AUM grows to 950k.
Short-Term Program AUM grows to 550k.
Camkay withdraws CPO registration and maintains CTA registration.
Short-Term Program materially changed, 1st version retired and replaced with new program. 100k AUM.
Camkay starts second trading program (short-term) with 200k AUM.
Camkay starts first trading program (Intraday) with 200k AUM.
Camkay becomes an NFA member and registered as a CTA and CPO. Gary Hart becomes an NFA member and registered as Principal.
Camkay Capital Management LLC is formed.
Mr. Hart starts testing and trading with automated systems.
Mr. Hart begins studies of trading in a mechanical manner.
Mr. Hart begins trading commodity futures.
Mr. Hart begins study of commodities trading (home study course and books) and starts paper trading.