Ross Williams is a Professional Trader / Hedge Fund Portfolio Manager. Ross started his career in 1998 in London at CIBC World Markets in Fixed Income, trading Derivatives and credit products. He then moved to work for Bear Stearns on their Proprietary Trading Desk from 2001-2006 and was promoted to Managing Director in 2005.
He cashed out at Bear Stearns and joined a Hedge Fund (Peloton Partners) in 2006 with other partners from Goldman Sachs, trading all Asset Classes (Rates, Equities, Currencies, Commodities) The fund had the backing of many of the world’s preeminent investors. Peloton quickly grew to $2.8Bn in Assets Under Management (AUM) due to an 87% performance in the mortgage fund in 2007. Peloton Partners was named Eurohedge Hedge Fund of the Year in Europe in 2007. In 2008 the Global Financial crisis took its toll and forced redemptions at the fund. The partners agreed to return investors capital and close the fund down.
Ross then returned to his native Australia where he joined the UBS Proprietary Trading operation in Sydney as a “Prop” Trader Trading across asset classes. Ross now works for Peninsula Strategies in Sydney (a private investment firm) as a Portfolio Manager specialising in Long / Short Equities Portfolio Management and tactical asset allocation and also as a Senior Trading Mentor and asset allocator at the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management, helping Retail Traders get consistent profitability in their portfolio’s.