AI Fund Awards 2017

Acquisition International - International Fund Awards 2017 23 Bassett & Byers P.A. County Cork LLC. Best Corporate Tax Compliance Firm - North Carolina Best New Managed Futures Long/Short Program: Acclivity Program & CTA of the Year 2017 - Midwest USA Bassett & Byers P.A. County Cork LLC. Bassett & Byers, PA is dedicated to providing corporate tax compliance, tax planning and structuring, accounting, and consulting services exclusively to growing small– and middle-market companies throughout the United States. We profile the firm to learn more about how it supports this focused market with all its tax compliance needs. County Cork is a registered CTA based in Illinois offering a range of strategies designed to meet the individual needs of its investors. We profile the firm and explore these strategies and how they have helped the firm to achieve the success it enjoys today. Company: Bassett & Byers P.A. Contact: Kevin Bassett Email: Address: 3701 Lake Boone Trail, Ste 201, Raleigh, North Carolina, 27607, USA Phone: 001 919 303 1049 Website: Company: County Cork LLC. Name: Tom Senft Email: Web: Address: 5215 Old Orchard Rd. Skokie, IL. 60077 Telephone: 847-324-7392 x232 IF17038 IF17030 Bassett & Byers, P.A. is a national CPA firm based in the Triangle region of North Carolina. The firm’s partners and staff have international firm, regional firm, and industry practice experience, including over 15 years in Big-Four professional services. Further, this committed and experienced team is comprised of ten Certified Public Accountants and nine additional accountants and support staff. As such, Bassett & Byers has a wealth of tax, assurance, and consulting knowledge, experience, and services unmatched by most firms in the Triangle. The firm’s focus is on corporate entities and entrepreneurs striving for growth, in the commercial real estate, venture capital/private equity, healthcare, construction and contracting, technology and restaurant sectors. It can also perform specialized services for foreign entities establishing operations in the United States. Within the tax space, the firm’s experienced team of tax County Cork LLC is an Illinois Limited Liability Company registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission as a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) and is a member of the National Futures Association. The company manages a series of discretionary and systematic futures trading programs trading as separate managed accounts. The firm primarily targets Institutions, family offices and HNW individuals familiar with commodity markets. With three core investment strategies the firm is able to offer a variety of solutions to suit this varied client base. The AG Long/Short strategy is a systematic program that uses proprietary cash price indexes on agricultural commodities to determine the value of a commodity then taking directional positions in the futures markets with the fundamental viewpoint that cash prices better represent the accurate market price of a commodity. The strategy’s differentiating edge comes from: proprietary cash price index creation, examining the “normalized” basis, proprietary systematic signal generation logic, and the use of volatility overlays to manage risk. The Macro Equity Hedge strategy is a systematic program designed to produce stock market like returns over time with much lower volatility professionals has over 100 years of combined experience with business tax issues and tax audit defense. Most of these professionals have several years of big firm experience, and they bring this big firm experience to the privately-held marketplace. Offering services across the tax preparation, tax audit defense and tax minimisation and planning spaces Bassett & Byers P.A. is able to meet clients’ every need. As testimony to the level of excellence the firm works to, it manages to reduce the effective tax paid by new clients by between 6% and 9%. Ultimately, Bassett & Byers P.A. is committed to providing clients with the very highest standards of support and advice across the tax sector, and moving forward the firm will continue to support its staff to ensure that they remain at the forefront of emerging industry developments, and therefore able to meet the ever evolving needs of their valued clients. through a combination of protection and performance. The strategy is a made up of a long-only basket of E-Mini S&P futures, 10 year note futures, and gold futures. Additionally, a portion of the strategy consists of a long/short currency breakout system. The strategy is governed by a proprietary systematic model that dynamically adjusts portfolio positions and weights. Finally, the Acclivity Program’s objective is to achieve stable portfolio growth with controlled volatility, high risk adjusted returns, and reasonable drawdowns regardless of the economic or market environment. This is achieved through a long-only “system of systems” comprised of 36 component models trading: US 10yr Interest Rate Futures, Euro Bund Futures, and E-mini S&P 500 Futures. The Acclivity program is a long-only “system of systems” comprised of 36 unique component models developed using: state of the art artificial intelligence, machine learning, genetic programming, neural network technologies, and classical technical analysis. Overall integrity, expertise and award winning products are what makes County Cork LLC stand out from its competitors, and moving forward it will continue to provide these characteristics as it seeks to build upon its current success.