History

Our Past & Future

We’ve been honored to work with customers all over the world for more than a decade, and believe in adding value to those stories, not trumpeting our own. But in the spirit of letting you see where we’ve been to understand where we’re going, here’s our history:

1996 - 2002
The Beginning

Partners Bobby Schwartz and Jeff Malec cut their teeth in the famous Chicago trading pits, while Paul Rieger and Tammy Naughton lead separate manager and fund focused groups at Man Financial.

Registered

Attain Capital Management formed as a registered introducing broker (IB) with the CFTC

2002
2004
Managed Own CTA & Fund

Attain Portfolio Advisors launched, managing separate accounts and a fund as a registered CTA and CPO

Professional Execution Desk

Paul Rieger establishes an institutional execution desk for Hedge Funds, Insurance Companies, Mutual Funds and CTAs

2005
2010
The RCM Name

Reliance Capital Markets II (RCM) formed as a registered introducing broker (IB) with the CFTC

Out of the Ashes

Partner Paul Rieger’s group of 9 moves to RCM from the failing MF Global for more stability

2011
2012
Private Funds

APA launches 3rd party single manager funds

Thank You for Noticing

Best Introducing Broker award (CTA Intelligence Magazine)

2014
2015
Stronger Together

RCM acquires Attain Capital, Attain Portfolio Advisors, and Alternative Capital Advisors; instantly adding to firm talent level, research capabilities, and educational outreach.

Thanks Again

RCM Notches 3rd Straight Best Introducing Broker Award (CTA Intelligence Magazine)

2016
  • About
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    RCM Alternatives pairs high net worth individuals, financial advisors, and institutional investors with commodities based alternatives investments through mutual funds, managed accounts, and private funds.
  • Careers
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    If you would like to join an environment where intellect, imagination and achievement are recognized and rewarded, think about joining RCM Alternatives, a culture where people understand and support your desire to be the best at what you do.
  • Our Team
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    Delivering great customer service and investment performance requires the dedication and support of an incredibly talented team. We are proud of our people and all that they contribute to not only our business, but more importantly, to our client’s ongoing interests.
  • What We Do
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    We build great Managed Futures portfolios with clients looking to access the managed futures space in a meaningful way. That’s been our specialty for more than a decade, with our experienced team up to the challenge of finding unique managers to fit unique needs.