Absolute Return Capital Management (ARCM) is a registered Commodity Trading Advisor. The firm offers Managed Futures Strategies to high net worth individuals and family offices.

The flagship product is the Ionic Strategy which is a “Whole Portfolio” multi-strategy concept designed to deliver superior returns and lower drawdowns than a traditional investment portfolio. It is composed 3 components: Long Equity Index Futures (such as SP500 and Nasdaq100), Long Fixed Income Futures (such as 30 yr. US Treasury Bonds), and the ARCM Diversified Momentum Component. Ionic’s purpose is to deliver the aggregate return/risk of a diversified Core Holdings Investment Strategy AND an Alternative Managed Futures Strategy within a single futures-based account.

The Diversified Momentum Component uses a systematic quantitative approach, to trade and strictly manage risk across a current universe of 29 futures contracts in 8 market sectors (Financial Instruments - Govt. Securities, Foreign Currencies, Stock Indexes, Grains, Metals, Energies, Meats, and Soft Commodities).

ARCM is founded and managed by Lawrence Abrams who has over 30 years of experience as a Futures and Options trader and broker. He has successfully traded through periods of drought, market crashes, natural and man-made disasters, clearing firm defaults, sweeping regulatory reforms, and more than a dozen so-called “Black Swan” events. Abrams’ ability to prosper during tumultuous market periods is what ultimately inspired him to create ARCM. Mr. Abrams was a partner of Cooper Neff, one of the nation’s leading options market-making and technology innovation groups. The firm created many of the pricing and risk assessment tools that are still used by the derivatives industry decades later. Mr. Abrams was instrumental in significantly expanding the firm's footprint on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT), Chicago Board of Options Exchange (CBOE), Philadelphia Stock Exchange, and Kansas City Board of Trade.

After Cooper Neff was acquired by a major Japanese Bank, Mr. Abrams formed his trading firm, which operated from the CBOT trading floor. In the crucible of pit trading, Mr. Abrams developed multiple proprietary indicators, unique market analysis tools, and a range of risk management protocols to identify, trade, and manage trading opportunities. Mr. Abrams is a graduate of Boston University holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance.