Trading Services

Futures Brokerage services that are not simply transactional, but also consultative and educational.

Fund Management

Specialized asset management that develops and sponsors professionally managed futures funds.

Execution Services

Specializing in global trading and fund services for professional, institutional, commercial traders.

Solutions

Assessment, design, and implementation of futures and options solutions for the unique challenges facing professional traders.

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Contact

4647 Saucon Creek Road
Suite 205, Center Valley,
PA, 18034
888.546.3922

Trading Services

The Bridgeton Group offers a suite of services to futures traders who are looking for more than simple execution. Our professional trading staff designed Bridgeton's offerings to meet a critical need in the marketplace: futures services that are not simply transactional, but also consultative and educational. As any trader can attest, the futures markets offer opportunities, but also challenges. Our team brings an interactive and responsive ethic to the futures marketplace, that is essential within the volatile and exciting asset class of financial and commodity futures and options.


Trading with Bridgeton

Our traders quickly recognize that we are committed and focused on helping you achieve long-term and sustainable success in the in the financial futures and commodities markets. Our emphasis on steady appreciation over quick and fleeting gains is prevalent in every aspect of the services you will receive.

Consultation

We consider your financial profile goals and expectations, market knowledge, and educational background to help you develop and maintain a consistent trading plan.

Strategy Refinement

Review strategies and concepts that will help you achieve your specific trading goals. Practice real-time trading with our team, in live-trading groups and webinars.

Execution

After building a relationship with us, we will help you execute strategies or teach you how to execute them using your own trading platform. We will also teach you intricacies of trading in specific markets.

Risk Management

Our work does not end after you trade. We will assist in implementing dynamic management plans while consistently monitoring your account.

Start With A Phone Call - Leave With A Trading Plan

Call or e-mail to schedule a complimentary 20-minute consultation with our team to discuss:


  • Your Trading History

  • Trading Plan

  • Risk Management

  • Goals

  • Trading Schedule

  • How To Get Started

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PERSONALIZED TRADING SUPPORT

Our execution model provides ALL clients with online access to their trading account, statements, research, market information, as well as to an assigned brokerage team. Traders will also receive a further customized experience through our 3 account types:

Self-Directed

The client explores markets and makes trading decisions independently, executing trades on their own or with the help of a broker.

Guided

The client explores trades and strategies with our staff but makes decisions independently, executing trades on their own or with help of a broker.

Managed

Our team will bring trading opportunities to your attention and then implement and manage them at your discretion.

Bridgeton provides personal and group webinars to help traders understand our trading platforms regardless of their computer knowledge. Schedule yours today.

Successful traders are consistent, diversified, risk-oriented rather than profit-oriented, and focused on long-term growth rather than fleeting gains.
— Benjamin Clark, Director of Trading Services

Futures, options on futures and forex trading involves substantial risk and is not appropriate for all investors. You should therefore carefully consider, based on your current financial status, whether such trading is suitable for you. The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in commodity trading can work both for and against you. The use of leverage can lead to gains as well as large losses. Past results are not indicative of future results. Online trading has inherent risk due to system response and access times that may vary due to market conditions, system performance, volume and other factors. A trader should understand these and additional risks before trading.

Fund Management


Bridgeton Fund Management is a specialized asset management firm that develops and sponsors professionally managed futures funds. Our Funds are managed by an experienced team with over a 20-year track record of serving the needs of institutional and high-net-worth investors. Bridgeton seeks to provide clients and their financial advisors with access to some of the most successful Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) through managed accounts and private managed futures partnerships. Bridgeton Group invests alongside our clients, and fosters a culture that thrives on innovation, transparency, risk management, technology and alignment of interest with our limited partners

FOCUS ON MANAGED FUTURES

Managed futures are a subset of the global macro universe that typically apply systematic, quantitative trading strategies to go both long and short across all four major global markets: equity indices, interest rates, currencies and commodities. The strategy has become increasingly popular due to their historically strong absolute returns and low to negative correlation with stocks, bonds, real estate and many other hedge fund strategies.

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HOW IS BRIDGETON DIFFERENT?

Bridgeton knows the value of managed futures in a well-diversified portfolio and the importance of diversification within the asset class. In recent years, investors have primarily allocated to large, well-known CTAs. Bridgeton is fortunate to have long-term relationships with many of these larger firms and our objective is to capture style beta from these managers. Bridgeton's offerings, however, do not simply aggregate access to large, widely held CTAs. Our value as a fund manager is driven by our ability to identify, evaluate and integrate investments in smaller, established CTAs and emerging managers.

WHY EMERGING MANAGERS?

Bridgeton strongly believes that smaller, established managers and emerging CTAs can offer significant potential to a core managed futures portfolio, offering alpha-pursuing strategies driven by:

Trading Edge

Smaller funds always have smaller position sizes within the markets. As a result, they can theoretically be more nimble, entering and exiting positions faster than larger funds with more substantial positions.

Diversification

Emerging managers often offer a different approach to the markets that is unknown or underutilized elsewhere; they are driven to be different.

Capacity

Smaller funds have relatively smaller amounts of capital to deploy. Therefore, the can selectively invest in their top-tier investment ideas. Their smaller position sizes tend to attract less attention in the markets and may enable the funds to exploit subtle market inefficiencies.

Terms

Smaller managers typically are more amenable to terms that benefit investors, specifically fees and minimum investments.

Fund Features

  • Range of Profit opportunities
  • Low Correlation
  • Diversification
  • Low Minimums
Historically, Managed futures have provided reliable diversification in periods of stock market distress while most alternative investments are just a different avenue of equity investing.
- William Lynn, Managing Director of Fund

Contact Bridgeton Group to learn about our unique access to emerging talent


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Futures, options on futures and forex trading involves substantial risk and is not appropriate for all investors. You should therefore carefully consider, based on your current financial status, whether such trading is suitable for you. The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in commodity trading can work both for and against you. The use of leverage can lead to gains as well as large losses. Past results are not indicative of future results. Online trading has inherent risk due to system response and access times that may vary due to market conditions, system performance, volume and other factors. A trader should understand these and additional risks before trading.

Execution Services

The Bridgeton Group is an independent agent specializing in commodity futures and options transactions. Our team has substantial experience. We use our market insights and global relationships to provide our clients with top-tier execution services with the utmost discretion. We operate a full-service brokerage and trade globally for hedge funds, commercial accounts and independent traders.


Clients come to rely on Bridgeton's specific skills and awareness of the market, while providing meaningful insight and trade ideas.

BRIDGETON CLIENTS INCLUDE:

COMMERCIALS

Producers, shippers, mills, commercial brokers, consumer companies and refiners

FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

Banks, index funds, pension funds, CTAs and hedge funds

LIQUIDITY PROVIDERS

High frequency traders, algorithmic traders and proprietary traders

If you give us the opportunity to work your order through our network, you will see how our service can benefit you.
- Stephen J. Roseme, Chief Executive

Futures, options on futures and forex trading involves substantial risk and is not appropriate for all investors. You should therefore carefully consider, based on your current financial status, whether such trading is suitable for you. The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in commodity trading can work both for and against you. The use of leverage can lead to gains as well as large losses. Past results are not indicative of future results. Online trading has inherent risk due to system response and access times that may vary due to market conditions, system performance, volume and other factors. A trader should understand these and additional risks before trading.

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Solutions

Bridgeton's Solutions Group works with sophisticated traders, investment advisors, CTAs, hedge funds and commodity trade houses to design and implement futures and options investment solutions.


Bridgeton can be a valuable resource to an investor who's looking to enhance his suite of strategies, but doesn't have the time, personnel or technological skills to bring those strategies on line. By effectively outsourcing the assignment to Bridgeton, an investor can access Bridgeton's expertise in the overall process of trading strategy development and implementation. This is an efficient and cost-effective way for an investor to evaluate potentially profitable strategies.

PROCESS DRIVEN FUTURES AND OPTIONS SOLUTIONS


Phase 1: We Assess Each Client's Needs

We meet with each client to understand their specific goals, and then provide a summary report along with some feasibility tests

Phase 2: We Design and Test

We integrate our findings from the Needs Assessment into our proprietary Bridgeton Trading System (BTS), which enables us to analyze whether investment ideas can be developed into working trading models.

Phase 3: We Evaluate and Recommend

We present our research findings from the BTS model process to the client in a detailed report. Typically, we suggest solutions that include strategies, markets, and risk management techniques.

Phase 4: We Implement

We utilize our 24-hour trade execution team to implement the approved solutions or oversee the implementation using client resources. Bridgeton's experienced back-office support team assists in daily reconciliations with third party administrators and FCMs.

Phase 5: We Review and Refine

We continually monitor the effectiveness of the various strategies and work with clients on new research, to refine and develop additional complementary strategies

BRIDGETON CAN HELP YOU TURN COMPLEX IDEAS INTO MANAGEABLE SOLUTIONS

  • Develop and implement portfolio hedging strategies
  • Test and convert trading ideas into fully automated trading strategies
  • Validate theoretical models
  • Provide accessible internal research and strategies for integration into portfolios
  • Provide professional technology infrastructure and support team for growing traders and businesses

EFFICIENCY –
POWER – PRECISION
THE BRIDGETON
TRADING SYSTEM (BTS)

The cornerstone of Bridgeton's technology is our Bridgeton Trading System, a proprietary strategy-based modeling and research tool. BTS enables us to efficiently assess, develop, and implement customized futures and options investment solutions.

To learn more about BTS and how the Bridgeton Solutions team can help you,
please call for an initial consultation and assessment


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If you're an investor who's looking to expand his strategies, but you don't have the time, personnel, or technological skills to evaluate your ideas, then our Bridgeton Solutions Group can be a valuable resource for you.
- Stephen J. Roseme, Chief Executive

Futures, options on futures and forex trading involves substantial risk and is not appropriate for all investors. You should therefore carefully consider, based on your current financial status, whether such trading is suitable for you. The high degree of leverage that is often obtainable in commodity trading can work both for and against you. The use of leverage can lead to gains as well as large losses. Past results are not indicative of future results. Online trading has inherent risk due to system response and access times that may vary due to market conditions, system performance, volume and other factors. A trader should understand these and additional risks before trading.



About Us

Our Mission: To provide a world-class research, execution, and clearing platform using a team approach to achieve our objectives.

Bridgeton Group is a privately held alternative investment firm focused on research, trading, execution and clearing of the global futures markets. Bridgeton is comprised of talented and entrepreneurial professionals, with institutional credibility and congruent goals, with a single focus to create value for our clients.

Trust, pride, respect, and loyalty are intrinsic values that make up Bridgeton Group’s unique character. Bridgeton possesses not only large firm experience, but the agility to adapt to the rapid changes in the futures industry as well. The company provides thorough fundamental, quantitative and volatility analysis to clients through its proprietary trading software and industry-leading research partners. Bridgeton’s futures experience, innovative approaches, and dedication to excellence make us well positioned to help our clients achieve their objectives

We are committed, philosophically and financially, to exceeding client expectations and keeping ahead of changing client needs. Bridgeton believes that execution and clearing are not just commodities and strives to differentiate itself through rigorous research, attention to effective order handling, processing, and accurate end of the day reconciliation of all trades. Through the use of all of these tools, Bridgeton is committed to exceeding client expectations and keeping ahead of changing client needs.

MEET OUR TEAM


Stephen Roseme

Stephen Rosme

Stephen Roseme formed the Bridgeton Group, consisting of Bridgeton Global Investor Services, Inc. and Bridgeton Capital Management, Inc., in 1999.  Mr. Roseme attended the University of Virginia and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a secondary emphasis in Economics. During this time he became fascinated with macroeconomic themes, global policies and capital flows, which led him to the futures markets. His career in commodity trading began while working on the Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange as a summer intern in 1986.

Mr. Roseme is responsible for all research, analysis, and implementation of the models utilized by Bridgeton. Throughout his career, Mr. Roseme has worked with many investors and professional traders and has studied and tested many different methods to determine their viability. The evolution of his research in trading theory combined with the practical skills gained in the futures industry has enabled him to create the trading discipline currently utilized by Bridgeton.

Robert Lerner

Robert L. Lerner is a principal of The Bridgeton Group and assists the Company with various matters including strategic planning, sales and marketing, product development and legal/regulatory.  Mr. Lerner has over twenty years’ experience in the alternative investment management industry.  Since April 2006, Mr. Lerner has been Senior Advisor to Raging Capital Management, LLC, which manages long/short equity funds.  Mr. Lerner also is Venture Partner at Princeton Ventures Management, LLC, which leads growth equity investments that position expansion-stage companies for long-term success.  He also has co-founded several other investment management companies including Partners Capital Investment Group, LLC, Mount Lucas Management Corporation and DPT Capital Management, LLC (which partnered with FTSE International, Ltd. to develop the FTSE Target Exposure Commodity Index Series). 

From 1984 to 1987 Mr. Lerner was employed as Associate General Counsel and Trading Development Manager by Commodities Corporation (which was acquired by Goldman Sachs Asset Management).   Before that he practiced financial services law.    Mr. Lerner has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and a Juris Doctor degree from Boston University Law School.  He is a member of the National Futures Association.

Mr. Lerner has been an active investor in the institutional investment research sector, making venture investments into start-ups such as Intralinks, Gerson Lehrman Group, Majestic Research, CallStreet and Maven Research. Mr. Lerner is a member of the Board of Directors of Resource America, Inc. (NASDAQ: REXI), a specialized asset management company with over $15 billion under management.

Benjamin Clark

Ben Clark, Director of Trading Services at the Bridgeton Group, works closely with futures traders to discuss their goals, refine their trading strategies through education and idea exchange, and enhance their risk management techniques. Ben is passionate about using his skills and knowledge to help Bridgeton’s clients become better traders. He is a proponent of slow, sustained growth, rather than meteoric success that evaporates too quickly. A futures enthusiast, Ben is mindful of the need for prudent risk management. By distilling his hands-on knowledge and practical experience, he looks to help traders enhance their returns and augment their downside protection.

As an engaged mentor to Bridgeton clients, Ben welcomes the opportunity to speak to traders about market themes and opportunities. He spends significant time discussing futures and options strategies and vehicles with traders to supplement their arsenal of tools. Ben also sees his role as a teacher. He believes that traders must have a deep and transparent understanding of the futures markets if they are to encounter success.

Ben joined the Bridgeton Group in 2002 and has held a number of responsibilities at the firm. He was the lead developer for TOVI Online, a futures and options trading tool that focuses on market analytics and trade projections. Ben also manned the institutional trade desk at Bridgeton, giving him valuable insight into trading mechanics, vehicles, markets, and timing. In 2006, Ben spearheaded the launch of Grand Central Trading Company, a Bridgeton Subsidiary that offered brokerage and educational services to futures and options clients. In 2011, Bridgeton rolled in operations for Grand Central Trading, allowing Bridgeton to consolidate its brokerage and trading outreach.

Ben holds the Series 3 Commodities Futures license. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in the Business honors program from Widener University.

Jeff Roseme

Jeff Rosme

Jeffrey Roseme joined his brother Stephen to create the Bridgeton Group in 1999. Mr. Roseme graduated from the Virginia Military Institute with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He became a member of the Coffee, Sugar and Cocoa Exchange in 1987 and developed a floor operation specializing in executing complex trading strategies for a global institutional clientele. In addition, he spent time in Switzerland working as a proprietary trader with Andre et Cie. While in Switzerland, Mr. Roseme also developed a physical sugar trading business working primarily with the Middle East.

Mark Bradbury

Mark Bradbury

Mark D. Bradbury has dedicated the last 12 years of his career to solving the asset management challenge of delivering efficient returns. The commitment to provide investors with superior risk adjusted returns has led him to key trading and portfolio management roles in the derivatives industry.

Prior to joining Bridgeton Group, Mr. Bradbury held the position of Senior Trader and Global Head of Business Development for INTL Financial Markets, the OTC Derivatives desk of INTL FCStone. As one of the founding members of this group, Mr. Bradbury was instrumental in developing the trade desk into a global leader in the Agricultural OTC hedging industry.

As part of his Master’s thesis, Mr. Bradbury developed and tested volatility dependent trading models. Consequently, in 2004, a family office provided seed capital to implement these strategies, opening the door to the alternative asset management industry. This early work was successful enough to lead Mr. Bradbury to Aspen, Colorado where he held the position of associate portfolio manager for a well-established Chicago based agricultural Managed Futures Fund. After 4 years of writing code, testing and trading, he developed a robust model to capture profits from inter-commodity relationships. This methodology became the principal return driver of the HGC Agricommodity Program, a managed futures fund that Mr. Bradbury co-founded and managed with ex-Cargill trader Michael Ortiz and Hanley Group CEO, George Hanley.

Whether trading advanced derivatives strategies for an investment fund or constructing a hedge portfolio for a commercial customer, Mr. Bradbury’s approach is derived from the portfolio effect created by applying varied disciplines to a problem. He believes when proven fundamental, statistical and portfolio construction methods are expertly combined, the result is a solution that is more than their simple sum.

Mr. Bradbury holds a Master’s Degree in Investment Management from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He is also a level III CFA candidate.

Jeffrey Mokychic

Jeffrey Mokychic has served as the manager of the institutional trade desk for the past seven years. Mr. Mokychic has 10 years experience providing execution services to both institutional and retail clients with Bridgeton Global Investor Services. Mr. Mokychic is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University, holding a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science. He additionally serves in a management capacity for Bridgeton overseeing client services and back office functions. Prior to his time with Bridgeton, Mr. Mokychic was a Pension Administrator with Alliance Benefit Group in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

William Lynn

William Lynn leads the firm's business development efforts, drawing on 15+ years of senior-level experience with various global alternative investment firms. Mr. Lynn graduated from Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. His primary duties include product development, due diligence, sourcing of investment managers, and marketing and wholesaling of Bridgeton's various alternative investment products and services. Mr. Lynn is responsible for the firm's strategic relationships with the broker/dealer, high net worth and institutional distribution channels. Prior to his time with Bridgeton, he served as a Regional Director with SEI Investments, Inc.