What type of person are you? Cooperative or Combative?
We’re told the futures markets are a zero sum game, where one person’s gain is another’s loss. And for much of our history at Attain, we’ve operated our business in that manner, with heads down and work ethic up – combating against others in the space to earn investor’s trust and ultimately their business. But does it need to be so fragmented and combative, we asked. What if we could do more together, than separately as competitors? What if the cliché is true, and the whole really is greater than the sum of the parts.
These questions and more led us to enter into talks with the good folks at RCM Alternatives, a while back. And the more we talked, the more we liked everything they were doing. From live educational events around the country, to a 24 hour execution desk and back office support to help CTAs managing client accounts. The feeling was mutual, and we’re happy to announce today that we’ve entered into an agreement to join forces RCM Alternatives. You can view the press release here.
Rest assured things will be business as usual for clients of Attain, clients of RCM and fans of this blog, with everyone involved still involved, and our musings here continuing on for as long as there’s futures markets and professionals trading them. But this also affords us the opportunity to show our great appreciation to all who’ve made Attain what it is over the years. We couldn’t have done it without you (and won’t be able to moving forward either…remember, we’ll all still be at the combined company).
We’re excited about this new chapter, what it will mean for our efforts on this blog, and elsewhere spreading the word about the benefits and risks of alternative investments, the methods of accessing them, and all of the players involved; not to mention the next generation of investor focused tools, research, content, and unique products we’ll be looking to launch together.
We looked in the mirror, and found we’re really cooperative folks, after all. Here’s to cooperation and the bright future ahead!
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