Based on our belief in authentic values and mathematic principles, Abraham Trading Company brings an uncommon sensibility to the complex world of investments. 

Abraham Trading Company (ATC) is a research-driven commodity trading advisor (CTA) and commodity pool operator (CPO) managed by Salem Abraham.

Since 1988, Abraham Trading Company has managed alternative asset portfolios on behalf of families, individuals, and institutions.

Salem Abraham founded Abraham Trading Company in 1988 on the principle that mathematics can be applied to markets to recognize opportunities and manage risk.

Today, our alternatives expertise and research-driven approach has culminated with the Abraham Fortress Fund, a multi-strategy total return solution centered on protecting and growing wealth.

Salem Abraham
President
Russell Fry
Director of operations
Larry Smith
Director of research
Kate Abraham
Director of marketing
John Melvin
Product Development
Back Office
& Administration
Salem Abraham
President

Salem Abraham has been using quantitative models to trade global futures markets for over 30 years. Salem began trading while attending Notre Dame, where he graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. in Finance in 1987. In January of 1988, he began using his systematic approach to trade managed accounts. He registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor in October 1988 and organized Abraham Trading Company in 1990. Salem continues to lead the research efforts at Abraham Trading Company.

Salem has been featured in Michael Covel's books The Complete Turtle Trader and Trend Following. He has also appeared in Bloomberg Markets, Absolute Return, Barron's, and the NY Times.

Salem is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association. He held full memberships at both the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Salem resides with his family in Canadian, Texas. He is actively involved in improving education in Texas.

Russell Fry
Director of operations

Russell Fry has been with Abraham Trading for 17 years. He is responsible for compliance, operational management, and reporting. Russell graduated from Texas Tech University in 1996 magna cum laude with a B.A. in History.  

Russell is registered with the CFTC as an associated person of Abraham Trading and is a member of the National Futures Association.

Larry Smith
Director of research

Larry graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1993 with a B.B.A. degree in Finance. Larry joined Abraham Trading in 1995 and has operated in several areas including back office accounting, trade desk management, computer programming, system research, and risk management. As the Director of Research, he is responsible for system research and implementation as well as risk modeling and monitoring.

Larry is registered with the CFTC as an associated person of Abraham Trading and is a member of the National Futures Association.

Kate Abraham
Director of marketing
Kate Abraham is the Director of Marketing at Abraham Trading and Branch Manager of Abraham Trading's Colorado office. She graduated from Harvard College in May 2014 with a B.A. degree in Psychology, focusing on organizational behavior and behavioral economics. She also received a minor in Global Health and Health Policy.

Kate founded a real estate investment business in 2013 and began managing projects in Colorado. She also co-founded an energy company based in Texas in 2014.

Kate joined Abraham Trading in 2016. She is registered with the CFTC as an associated person of Abraham Trading and is a member of the National Futures Association.
John Melvin
Product Development
John has been a member of Abraham Trading's product development and marketing teams since 2016. John has over 5 years of quantitative analysis, trading, structuring, and risk management experience in the commodity space.

Prior to joining Abraham Trading Company, John founded Red Stag Capital, a systematic emerging manager focused on commodity markets. Prior to Red Stag Capital, John was an energy commodity trader for Green Plains. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Texas with an emphasis in statistics, data analysis, and financial mathematics.

John is registered with the CFTC as an associated person of Abraham Trading and is a member of the National Futures Association.
Back Office
& Administration

Back Office Director: LeAnn Sherman
Executive Assistants: Dawn Ogren and Christie Spence

Salem Abraham has been using quantitative models to trade global futures markets for over 30 years. Salem began trading while attending Notre Dame, where he graduated cum laude with a B.B.A. in Finance in 1987. In January of 1988, he began using his systematic approach to trade managed accounts. He registered as a Commodity Trading Advisor in October 1988 and organized Abraham Trading Company in 1990. Salem continues to lead the research efforts at Abraham Trading Company.

Salem has been featured in Michael Covel's books The Complete Turtle Trader and Trend Following. He has also appeared in Bloomberg Markets, Absolute Return, Barron's, and the NY Times.

Salem is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association. He held full memberships at both the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.

Salem resides with his family in Canadian, Texas. He is actively involved in improving education in Texas.

Russell Fry has been with Abraham Trading for 17 years. He is responsible for compliance, operational management, and reporting. Russell graduated from Texas Tech University in 1996 magna cum laude with a B.A. in History.  

Russell is registered with the CFTC as an associated person of Abraham Trading and is a member of the National Futures Association.

Larry graduated from West Texas A&M University in 1993 with a B.B.A. degree in Finance. Larry joined Abraham Trading in 1995 and has operated in several areas including back office accounting, trade desk management, computer programming, system research, and risk management. As the Director of Research, he is responsible for system research and implementation as well as risk modeling and monitoring.

Larry is registered with the CFTC as an associated person of Abraham Trading and is a member of the National Futures Association.

Kate Abraham is the Director of Marketing at Abraham Trading and Branch Manager of Abraham Trading's Colorado office. She graduated from Harvard College in May 2014 with a B.A. degree in Psychology, focusing on organizational behavior and behavioral economics. She also received a minor in Global Health and Health Policy.

Kate founded a real estate investment business in 2013 and began managing projects in Colorado. She also co-founded an energy company based in Texas in 2014.

Kate joined Abraham Trading in 2016. She is registered with the CFTC as an associated person of Abraham Trading and is a member of the National Futures Association.
John has been a member of Abraham Trading's product development and marketing teams since 2016. John has over 5 years of quantitative analysis, trading, structuring, and risk management experience in the commodity space.

Prior to joining Abraham Trading Company, John founded Red Stag Capital, a systematic emerging manager focused on commodity markets. Prior to Red Stag Capital, John was an energy commodity trader for Green Plains. John holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Texas with an emphasis in statistics, data analysis, and financial mathematics.

John is registered with the CFTC as an associated person of Abraham Trading and is a member of the National Futures Association.

Back Office Director: LeAnn Sherman
Executive Assistants: Dawn Ogren and Christie Spence

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