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Commodity investing with
unparalleled insight

Fundamental | Discretionary | Absolute Return

Who We Are

GammaQ was founded by Chief Investment Officer Todd Delay in 2006. Todd and the Firm’s Principals have a combined 60+ years of commodity investing experience along with strong physical commodity trading backgrounds. Additionally, the CIO has substantial major cattle farm and feedlot owner/operator experience, which provides critical insight into the supply and demand of individual markets.

Investment Approach

We employ a discretionary absolute return strategy that applies deep fundamental analysis to the movement of grain, livestock, and soft commodities and the mechanisms that price them.  GammaQ combines both directional and relative value investments to best express thematic views derived from the macroeconomic analysis and impact on pricing inefficiencies across the commodity complex.

Commodity trading involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for everyone. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Participation in fund only available to qualified investors*

Specialties

Getting into the field and connecting directly with stakeholders across the supply chain—from producers to handlers to exporters to end consumers—is fundamental to finding our edge.

Todd Delay, Chief Investment Officer

International Presence

Our process is heavily driven by domestic and international relationships consisting of a vast network of clients, suppliers and producers across the globe.

Meet the Team

Todd Delay

Founder & Chief Investment Officer

Todd founded GammaQ in October 2006 and became sole principal and CIO in April 2007. Todd has a strong agriculture background and from 2006 to 2014 was co-owner and operator of an 8,000-acre farm which grew corn and soybeans as well as a 12,000-head cattle feedlot in Nebraska.

Todd leads the firm’s Investment and Portfolio construction, utilizing his strong physical background of the underlying economics of the commodities we trade to position the fund to profit along the evolving supply chain.

Zachariah Yurch

Managing Partner, Director of Operations & Head Trader

Zachariah joined GammaQ in 2011 and is a Managing Partner. He is Head Trader for GammaQ working closely with Todd to express his views through the futures and options market. Zachariah handles all execution and portfolio maintenance. He works closely with David to maintain the portfolio in a proprietary exposure. In addition, Zachariah handles all allocations and liaison with administrators. Zachariah has a B.A. in Economics from Colgate University.

David Allain

Managing Partner, Director of Research & Head of Risk Management

David joined GammaQ in 2011 and is a Managing Partner. He is the Director of Research and Head of Risk Management for GammaQ. David designed in-house programs to prepare daily P&Ls, delta adjusted exposures, risk reports and stress tests for the portfolio. David also leads and maintains all proprietary research and supply and demand models. David has a BBA in Finance from Texas Christian University.

Pat Koons

Manager of Cattle Procurement and Marketing

Pat brings nearly 60 years of experience in all aspects of the beef business to the GammaQ team. Pat graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Animal Science, after which he started training as a horseman. He went on to manage ranches across the Midwest, worked as a livestock market analyst and eventually went on to own and operate several commercial feedlots. Pat works directly with Todd, Zachariah and David to bring additional insight to investment strategies.

Kelley Nichols

Back Office Manager & Controller

Kelley began working with Todd in 2010 as bookkeeper and administrative assistant. Her responsibilities have grown and she is GammaQ’s Back Office Manager with her duties covering controller functions and human resources. Kelley handles trade reconciliation and assists Zachariah with day-to-day administration of GammaQ.

Michelle Robinson

Assistant Controller

Michelle joined GammaQ in June 2018 as a Bookkeeper. She assists Kelley with the organization’s billing, accounts payable and accounts receivable responsibilities. She holds an MBA in Finance and has worked in the insurance, mortgage and banking industries for over 20 years.

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Participation in fund only available to qualified investors*

Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Commodity trading involves substantial risk of loss and may not be suitable for everyone. This is not a solicitation.

*Gamma Q is a fundamental discretionary agricultural and livestock focused asset manager offering diversification for Qualified Eligible Persons (QEP’s) as defined by CFTC Regulation 4.7.

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