Strategy Overview

The O’Brien Investment Group Pecus Digital Assets Fund, LP has significant exposure to quantitative trading of the Bitcoin and Ether Futures. It will also have exposure to non-directional basis trades in the futures and cash markets of Bitcoin and Ether. A smaller part of the portfolio will be in shorter-term discretionary trading of Bitcoin and Ether as well as a diversified basket of small more speculative crypto currencies.

Fund Details

Fund Inception: January 2021

Portfolio Manager: John O'Brien Jr.

Discretionary Trader: Robert Grosulescu

Fund AUM: $5.4 Million

Memberships: National Futures Association (NFA) 

Total AUM of Firm: $38 Million

Fund Administrator:  NAV Consulting

Investment Terms

Minimum Investment: $250,000

Incentive Fee: 20% 

Management Fee: 2%

Portfolio Manager and Trader Bios

John W. O’Brien, Jr – CEO of OBIG and Portfolio Manager 

John O'Brien Jr. is the CEO of the O’Brien Investment Group and is responsible for operational and trading oversight, risk management, and day-to-day management of the Advisor. He is also portfolio manager for the O’Brien Investment Group Pecus Digital Assets Fund, LP. Previously, Mr. O’Brien was employed as a floor broker and trader with R.J. O’Brien & Associates from June 2003 to March 2008 . Mr. O’Brien was an investment analyst at O’Brien International, LLC, analyzing global macro-economic themes, performing due diligence on hedge funds and CTAs and investing the firm’s capital from March 2008 until May 2012. From May 2012 to December 2018, Mr. O’Brien served as CEO of Clark Capital Management, Inc. Mr. O’Brien also serves as managing partner for WAG Holdings, LLC, a real estate investment group since December 2010. Mr. O’Brien has served as CEO of the OBIG since inception and the launch of their first trading program, Quantitative Global Macro, in 2017. Mr. O’Brien graduated from DePaul University in March 2008, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Robert Grosulescu, Discretionary Trader

 In December 2019, Rob joined the O’Brien Investment Group as a discretionary trader for the OBIG Pecus Digital Assets Fund. Prior to that, Rob was employed at Chicago Crypto Capital as a cryptocurrency trader (2019). Prior to that, Rob was self-employed as a game marketplace developer for the gaming platform Steam. Rob attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he studied Finance, Economics and Supply Chain Management from 2016 to 2018.

Yiqun (Ethan) Mou, Ph.D., Director of Research

is the Director of Research at OBIG. Dr. Mou has been with OBIG since 2015. He has served in a similar capacity for Clarke Capital (an affiliated company of OBIG) since 2013 and is responsible for performing a wide range of research-related duties associated with quantitative trading. From 2011 to 2013, Dr. Mou worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong as FX and Rate Strategist. Dr. Mou received his Ph.D. in Finance from Columbia University, his MS degree in Statistics from University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, and his BA in Math from Tsinghua University. 

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