David Martin

David Martin

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David Martin is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Martin Fund Management. In this capacity, he is solely responsible for all trading decisions and portfolio management of the firm. Martin has traded across futures markets, with a particular focus on macro-directional options strategies based on probabilistic, statistical, and fundamental inputs. Throughout his career, decision science, game theory, options theory, and fundamental analysis have all played a role in Martin's thesis development.

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Martin started his career at Cooper Neff & Associates, where he traded proprietary capital.
  • He has appeared as a guest on Real Vision.
  • He had a multi-decade derivatives trading career at the New York Board of Trade and the New York Mercantile Exchange.
  • He believes that increasing open interest, big data, and more participants all equate to greater future opportunity.
  • He further maintains that current price distortions, market dislocations, and increased volatility all equate to opportunity.
  • His central investment thesis is that the price behavior of commodity markets is distorted by two factors:
    • the cognitive biases of humans
    • trading algorithms that emulate human thought