Investment Strategies

 

312-373-5182

Cash Management

312-373-5182

 


OASIS Investment Strategies is an institutional provider of customized, separately managed cash and collateral services for alternative investment firms.

Customized Cash Management

Alpha on your operational cash is great, but not if it comes at the expense of increased risk to your firm or your clients. We start by understanding your liquidity requirements, risk tolerance and return objectives. These drive the decisions we make about how to structure your customized, separately managed portfolio. We adhere to your liquidity needs from both an operational and regulatory point of view, mindful of market trends and volatility.

Pro-Active Margin and Collateral Management

At OASIS, we are dedicated to optimizing the return on excess margin capital while minimizing non-yield producing assets. Actively managing excess margin is a virtually untapped area for producing additional returns, and you can count on us to deliver because of our hands-on approach and experience converting margin cash to yield-enhancing collateral. We’re the logical alternative to static separately managed accounts and money market funds.

Leverage Our Custodial Relationship

Wells Fargo Bank is our preferred custodian. Via this relationship, each customer has an individual custody account established on their behalf. Assets of different customers are never commingled. Full transparency to the account is provided through Wells Fargo CEO web portal. Customers can view all cash and collateral activity real time via CEO.

Treasury and Back-Office Support

Focus more on strategy and revenue and less on operational busywork. At your direction, we can take care of moving money on a daily basis, being the payment facilitator for subscriptions and redemptions, and coordinating with administrators and operational banks.

With more than $4 billion in assets under management, we have the connections, market depth, research and resources to deliver quality investment solutions, no matter your portfolio size.

Acting on your behalf, our daily attention to your cash holdings can produce alpha and satisfy the most discriminating of your investors. For each of our clients, we provide a customized, separately managed portfolio that is structured to meet specific cash flow, maturity, credit quality and investment objectives.

Leverage Our Experience

We’ve been the cash and collateral manager for the largest independent FCM in the United States since 2007, and a registered RIA since 2010.

Leverage Our Investment Access

As a manager with substantial assets under management, we have access to investment products from primary dealers as well as regional brokers, We can tap into a broad range of products and services available in the cash management world.

Leverage Our Custodial Relationship

Wells Fargo Bank is our preferred custodian. Via this relationship, each customer has an individual custody account established on their behalf. Assets of different customers are never commingled. Full transparency to the account is provided through Wells Fargo CEO web portal. Customers can view all cash and collateral activity in real time via CEO.

Leverage Our Innovations

We understand the importance of squeezing every extra basis point out of the assets available. Our mandate is to maximize returns for clients in all interest rate environments and with differing liquidity requirements. And that requires innovation.

Here are just a few of our innovations in cash and collateral management:

  • Meeting Margin with products other than U.S. T-Bills.
  • Depositing funds into FDIC-insured bank accounts.
  • Utilizing non-money center banks as repurchase agreement counterparts.
  • Using structured U.S. Agency products to provide interest rate protection.
  • Developing relationships with untraditional counterparties, such a boutique broker-dealers, in order to provide additional liquidity and funding capabilities.

OASIS Investment Strategies is an institutional provider of customized, separately managed cash and collateral management services for alternative investment firms.

We’re a team who is passionate about the nuances of that business, and we continually seek new, innovative ways to deliver returns in the increasingly important arena of cash management. The new regulatory environment created by Basel III and Federal Reserve Leverage Coverage Ratio, coupled with money market reform, has shone a spotlight on the importance of cash management for the alternative investment industry. We believe that with our approach, you can increase not only your alpha, but also your asset-earning account base.

Customized Cash Management

Alpha on your operational cash is great, but not if it comes at the expense of increased risk to your firm or your clients. We start by understanding your liquidity requirements, risk tolerance and return objectives. These drive the decisions we make about how to structure your customized, separately managed portfolio. We adhere to your liquidity needs from both an operational and regulatory point of view, mindful of market trends and volatility.

Pro-Active Margin and Collateral Management

At OASIS, we are dedicated to optimizing the return on all margin related capital utilized by minimizing non-yield producing assets. Actively managing margin is a virtually untapped area for producing additional returns, and you can count on us to deliver because of our hands-on approach and experience converting margin cash to yield-enhancing collateral. We’re the logical alternative to static separately managed accounts and money market funds.

Treasury and Back-Office Support

Focus more on strategy and revenue and less on operational busywork. On your direction, we can take care of moving money on a daily basis, being the payment facilitator for subscriptions and redemptions, and coordinating with administrators and operational banks.

OASIS Investment Strategies serves a broad range of alternative investment participants from private placements to public funds and the financial services firms that support them.

We provide institutional-quality experience and service to firms of all sizes. We are extremely well-versed in derivative markets, the exchanges where futures and options clear and the regulations affecting this specific niche.

Managed Futures Funds and Hedge Funds

At OASIS Investment Strategies, you’ll benefit from our in-depth experience managing cash and collateral for CTAs, hedge funds and other financial institutions.

  • Access to a wide range of institutional investment.
  • Seek to produce additional yield with a customized, separately managed investment portfolio.
  • Convert cash margin into pledge-eligible securities.
  • Maintain customized daily and weekly liquidity requirements.
  • Avoid money market fund’s floating rate NAV, fees and gates, and navigate restrictive 2a7 regulations.
  • Manage subscriptions and redemptions.
  • Obtain custody account and reporting transparency.

Liquid Alt Funds—40 Act Funds and UCITS

Make active cash management a priority when setting up your new 40 Act fund or UCITS, and attract investors with your commitment to prudent yield enhancement.

  • Access to a wide range of institutional investment.
  • Seek to produce additional yield with a customized, separately managed investment portfolio.
  • Maintain customized daily and weekly liquidity requirements.
  • Avoid money market fund’s floating rate NAV, fees and gates, and navigate restrictive 2a7 regulations.
  • Adhere to regulatory reporting requirements.

Financial Services Firms

We interact with a broad range of financial services firms—including FCMs, prime brokers, administrators, trust banks and fund platforms—to maximize investment returns on cash and minimize operational headaches.

  • Access to a wide range of institutional investments.
  • Convert cash margin into pledge-eligible securities.
  • Avoid money market fund’s floating rate NAV, fees and gates, and navigate restrictive 2a7 regulations.
  • Route cash margins to exchange.
  • Obtain custody account and reporting transparency.
  • Streamline treasury services.

Start the conversation.

The OASIS investment pros have decades of institutional fixed income and fund management experience. And, they are ready to put that experience to work for you.

Eric G. Gurdian

Executive Director, Chief Investment Officer Eric Gurdian is the Chief Investment Officer of OASIS Investment Strategies LLC. and Global Treasurer of RJO Holdings LLC. He has 25+ years of investment industry experience at major international banks and brokerage firms. Eric is responsible for overseeing the investment strategies of all customer accounts.

312-373-5296 egurdian@rjoasis.com

Mark T. Clements

Director, Senior Portfolio Manager Mark Clements is a Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of OASIS Investment Strategies LLC. He has 20 years of investment industry experience, and is responsible for developing and executing the short-term fixed income investment strategies for client portfolios. Mark was Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Horizon Cash Management LLC for 10 years before joining OASIS.

303-607-5755 mclements@rjoasis.com

Richard Ignacio

Portfolio Manager Richard (Rich) Ignacio is a Portfolio Manager of OASIS Investment Strategies LLC. He has 15 years of investment industry experience and is responsible for executing short-term fixed income investments for the client portfolios. Rich was Vice President and Head of Portfolio Operations of Horizon Cash Management LLC for 10 years before joining OASIS.

312-373-5135 rignacio@rjoasis.com

OASIS Investment Strategies is an institutional provider of customized, separately managed cash and collateral services for alternative investment firms.

Customized Cash Management

Alpha on your operational cash is great, but not if it comes at the expense of increased risk to your firm or your clients. We start by understanding your liquidity requirements, risk tolerance and return objectives. These drive the decisions we make about how to structure your customized, separately managed portfolio. We adhere to your liquidity needs from both an operational and regulatory point of view, mindful of market trends and volatility.

Pro-Active Margin and Collateral Management

At OASIS, we are dedicated to optimizing the return on excess margin capital while minimizing non-yield producing assets. Actively managing excess margin is a virtually untapped area for producing additional returns, and you can count on us to deliver because of our hands-on approach and experience converting margin cash to yield-enhancing collateral. We’re the logical alternative to static separately managed accounts and money market funds.

Leverage Our Custodial Relationship

Wells Fargo Bank is our preferred custodian. Via this relationship, each customer has an individual custody account established on their behalf. Assets of different customers are never commingled. Full transparency to the account is provided through Wells Fargo CEO web portal. Customers can view all cash and collateral activity real time via CEO.

Treasury and Back-Office Support

Focus more on strategy and revenue and less on operational busywork. On your direction, we can take care of moving money on a daily basis, being the payment facilitator for subscriptions and redemptions, and coordinating with administrators and operational banks.

With more than $4 billion in assets under management, we have the connections, market depth, research and resources to deliver quality investment solutions, no matter your portfolio size.

Acting on your behalf, our daily attention to your cash holdings can produce alpha and satisfy the most discriminating of your investors. For each of our clients, we provide a customized, separately managed portfolio that is structured to meet specific cash flow, maturity, credit quality and investment objectives.

Leverage Our Experience

We’ve been the cash and collateral manager for the large, non-bank FCM in the United States since 2007, and a registered RIA since 2010.

Leverage Our Investment Access

As a manager with substantial assets under management, we have access to investment products from primary dealers as well as regional brokers, We can tap into a broad range of products and services available in the cash management world.

Leverage Our Custodial Relationship

Wells Fargo Bank is our preferred custodian. We can facilitate the opening of a custody account in a timely, efficient manner. customer assets are held in a separate and segregated custody account providing not only transparency and safe keeping but peace of mind in regard to counterparty risk and exposure.

Leverage Our Innovations

We understand the importance of squeezing every extra basis point out of the assets available. Our mandate is to maximize returns for clients in all interest rate environments and with differing liquidity requirements. And that requires innovation.

Here’s just a few of our innovations in cash and collateral management:

  • Meeting Margin with products other than U.S. T-Bills.
  • Depositing funds into FDIC-insured bank accounts.
  • Utilizing non-money center banks as repurchase agreement counterparts.
  • Using structured U.S. Agency products to provide interest rate protection.
  • Developing relationships with untraditional counterparties, such a boutique broker-dealers, in order to provideadditional liquidity and funding capabilities.

OASIS Investment Strategies is an institutional provider of customized, separately managed cash and collateral management services for alternative investment firms.

We’re a team who is passionate about the nuances of that business, and we continually seek new, innovative ways to deliver returns in the increasingly important arena of cash management. The new regulatory environment created by BASAL III and Federal Reserve Leverage Coverage Ratio, coupled with money market reform, has shone a spotlight on the importance of cash management for the alternative investment industry. We believe that with our approach, you can increase not only your alpha, but also your asset-earning account base.

Customized Cash Management

Alpha on your operational cash is great, but not if it comes at the expense of increased risk to your firm or your clients. We start by understanding your liquidity requirements, risk tolerance and return objectives. These drive the decisions we make about how to structure your customized, separately managed portfolio. We adhere to your liquidity needs from both an operational and regulatory point of view, mindful of market trends and volatility.

Pro-Active Margin and Collateral Management

At OASIS, we are dedicated to optimizing the return on all margin related capital utilized by minimizing non-yield producing assets. Actively managing margin is a virtually untapped area for producing additional returns, and you can count on us to deliver because of our hands-on approach and experience converting margin cash to yield-enhancing collateral. We’re the logical alternative to static separately managed accounts and money market funds.

Treasury and Back-Office Support

Focus more on strategy and revenue and less on operational busywork. On your direction, we can take care of moving money on a daily basis, being the payment facilitator for subscriptions and redemptions, and coordinating with administrators and operational banks.

OASIS Investment Strategies serves a broad range of alternative investment participants from private placements to pubic funds and the financial services firms that support them.

We provide institutional-quality experience and service to firms of all sizes. We are extremely well-versed in derivative markets, the exchanges where futures and options clear and the regulations affecting this specific niche.

Managed Futures Funds and Hedge Funds

At OASIS Investment Strategies, you’ll benefit from our in-depth experience managing cash and collateral for CTAs, hedge funds and other financial institutions.

  • Access to a wide range of institutional investment.
  • Seek to produce additional yield with a customized, separately managed investment portfolio.
  • Convert cash margin into pledge-eligible securities.
  • Maintain customized daily and weekly liquidity requirements.
  • Avoid money market fund’s floating rate NAV, fees and gates, and navigate restrictive 2a7 regulations.
  • Manage subscriptions and redemptions.
  • Obtain custody account and reporting transparency.

Liquid Alt Funds—40 Act Funds and UCITS

Make active cash management a priority when setting up your new 40 Act fund or UCITS, and attract investors with your commitment to prudent yield enhancement.

  • Access to a wide range of institutional investment.
  • Seek to produce additional yield with a customized, separately managed investment portfolio.
  • Maintain customized daily and weekly liquidity requirements.
  • Avoid money market fund’s floating rate NAV, fees and gates, and navigate restrictive 2a7 regulations.
  • Adhere to regulatory reporting requirements.

Financial Services Firms

We interact with a broad range of financial services firms—including FCMs, prime brokers, administrators, trust banks and fund platforms—to maximize investment returns on cash and minimize operational headaches.

  • Access to a wide range of institutional investments.
  • Convert cash margin into pledge-eligible securities.
  • Avoid money market fund’s floating rate NAV, fees and gates, and navigate restrictive 2a7 regulations.
  • Route cash margins to exchange.
  • btain custody account and reporting transparency.
  • Streamline treasury services.

The OASIS investment pros have decades of institutional fixed income and fund management experience. And, they are ready to put that experience to work for you.

Eric G. Gurdian

Executive Director, Chief Investment Officer Eric Gurdian is the Chief Investment Officer of OASIS Investment Strategies LLC. and Global Treasurer of RJO Holdings LLC. He has 25+ years of investment industry experience at major international banks and brokerage firms. Eric is responsible for the overseeing of the investment strategies of all customer accounts.

312-373-5296 egurdian@rjoasis.com

Mark T. Clements

Director, Senior Portfolio Manager Mark Clements is a Director and Senior Portfolio Manager of OASIS Investment Strategies LLC. He has 20 years of investment industry experience, and is responsible for developing and executing the short-term fixed income investment strategies for client portfolios. Mark was Vice President and Portfolio Manager of Horizon Cash Management LLC for 10 years before joining OASIS.

303-607-5755 mclements@rjoasis.com

Richard Ignacio

Portfolio Manager Richard (Rich) Ignacio is a Portfolio Manager of OASIS Investment Strategies LLC. He has 15 years of investment industry experience and is responsible for executing short-term fixed income investments for the client portfolios. Rich was Vice President and Head of Portfolio Operations of Horizon Cash Management LLC for 10 years before joining OASIS.

312-373-5135 rignacio@rjoasis.com

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