LaunchPad Trading, LLC is a joint venture between HC Technologies (HCT) and Tudor Investment Corporation. Our aim is to invest proprietary capital in early career portfolio managers to manage assets across the currency, fixed income, equity index and commodity asset classes, and related derivative instruments in global markets. We monitor a portfolio manager's trading capabilities and groom each to (i) potentially manage client assets on the Tudor platform or (ii) form their own asset management firm with seed capital provided by HCT and Tudor. LaunchPad Trading, LLC has an international reach with offices in New York, Chicago and London.
HC Technologies, LLC. HC Technologies, LLC (formerly known as Henning-Carey Proprietary Trading, LLC), is an algorithmic proprietary trading firm principally located in Chicago. Joseph Niciforo and Charles Carey founded the firm in 2007. HCT utilizes its state of the art global infrastructure and robust risk management system to trade global futures, foreign exchange and U.S. fixed income. The firm is a direct trading member of the CME Group exchanges, ICE Europe, ICE US, LIFFE and Eurex.
Tudor Investment Corporation. The Tudor group of companies ("Tudor Group") is a group of affiliated entities engaged in the management of client and proprietary assets. Paul Tudor Jones II formed Tudor Investment Corporation, the first of the Tudor Group companies, in 1980. The Tudor Group manages assets across fixed income, currency, equity and commodity asset classes and related derivative instruments in the global markets for an international clientele. The investment strategies of the Tudor Group include, among others, discretionary global macro, quantitative global macro (managed futures), quantitative equity systems, discretionary equity long/short and event driven.