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Thomas A. Ducrot
  • Alternative investments
  • Futures clearing merchants (FCM)
  • Hedge funds
  • Prime brokerage
  • Quantitative investments

Thomas A. Ducrot

Thomas Ducrot is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Fides + Ratio LLC and Ratio Indices LLC. He is the CIO for Galaxy Fides AM Commodity Fund.
Thomas served as an Executive Director in Capital Introductions for Morgan Stanley from 2010 to 2016
where he concentrated on listed derivatives(macro/commodities) and systematic strategies
(equities and futures).
Prior to his tenure at Morgan Stanley, Thomas worked for Newedge (now Société́ Générale). Before joining
Newedge, he was Head of Research and Portfolio Management for Cedar Partners, a fund of funds with over $1 billion of invested assets.
His work on the portfolio at Cedar Partners led to the sale of its fund of funds business to a leading
European bank in 2007. Earlier in his career, Thomas worked in venture capital.
Thomas has a B.S. in Management from Dauphine University in Paris as well as an M.S. in Finance from ESCP School of Management in Paris. He is a US/French binational. Tom also speaks French, Spanish and conversational Portuguese.

Industry Experience
Areas of Expertise
Registrations and Memberships

Industry Experience

Fides + Ratio

Founder and Managing Partner, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Compliance Officer

Morgan Stanley & Co

Executive Director - Head of Listed and Systematic Capital Introduction

Newedge Group

First Vice President – Alternative Investment Group

Cedar Partners

Co-Portfolio Manager, Head of Research, Member of the Investments and allocation teams


Head of New York Office

2004 - 2005

Senior Analyst

2002 - 2004

Partech Ventures



ESCP Business School

MS Finance

Dauphine University

Bachelor - Management

Areas of Expertise

Prime Brokerage, Futures clearing

Capital introduction, capital raising

Futures Clearing Merchants (FCMs)

Hedge Fund asset allocation, investments, M&A

Advisory, merger & acquisitions for high-profile, complex, and international hedge fund transactions

Investments into hedge funds

Strategy selection, liquidity issues

Sourcing, due diligence of portfolio managers

Fund of hedge funds, risk premia, CTAs

Global macro, systematic strategies, venture capital

Registrations and Memberships


SIE – Securities Industry Essentials

Series 7, 63, 65, 3

Expert Keywords

  • alternative risk premia
  • asset allocation
  • business development
  • capital introduction
  • capital raising
  • Commodities Trading Advisor (CTA)
  • Commodity Pool Operator (CPO)
  • due diligence
  • family office consulting
  • FINRA regulations
  • fund-of-funds
  • futures clearing
  • global macro
  • head of research
  • hedge fund investments
  • institutional investors
  • listed derivatives
  • portfolio management
  • prime brokerage
  • risk premias
  • securities industry essentials (SIE)
  • separately managed accounts (SMA)
  • strategic advisory
  • systematic strategies
  • team leadership
  • venture capital

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