Thomas N. Rollinger

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Thomas N. Rollinger
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Occupation Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Employer Red Rock Capital
Location Newport Beach, California
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Thomas N. Rollinger is managing partner and chief investment officer of Red Rock Capital, a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) located in Southern California and founded in 2003.

A 19-year industry veteran, Rollinger is the lead portfolio manager for both of Red Rock Capital’s two investment management programs, the Commodity Long-Short and Systematic Global Macro programs.

Rollinger has published a number of papers and articles on investing and funds. In the fall of 2012, he published a 37-page white paper "Revisiting Kat’s Managed Futures and Hedge Funds: A Match Made in Heaven", in August 2013 he co-authored "Sortino: A ‘Sharper’ Ratio", in April 2014 he wrote “Commodity Long-Short Investing for RIAs, HNWs, Fund of Hedge Funds, and Family Offices”, and in January 2016 he co-published “An Honest Update on the Trend Following Landscape.”[1][2][3][4]


Rollinger is a former protégé of the quantitative hedge fund pioneer Edward O. Thorp. (Thorp is most famous for devising the mathematical solution to beat the game of blackjack – i.e. “card counting” – and was called the “best ever” trader by Hedge Fund Market Wizards author Jack D. Schwager.)[5] He worked with Dr. Thorp at his family office, and he and Thorp co-developed and co-managed a systematic futures trading strategy that was featured in two best-selling books: Schwager’s Hedge Fund Market Wizards (2012) and Scott Patterson’s The Quants (2010).[6][7] Earlier in his career, Rollinger worked as a consultant to two top CTAs, he inspired the creation of an industry-leading trading system design software package, and he founded & managed a private, systematic global macro hedge fund.

After graduating from college in Michigan, Rollinger became a U.S. Marine Corps Officer. He served as a 1st Lieutenant in command of a 42-man infantry platoon and was selected to be promoted to the rank of Captain before resigning his commission.[8] He holds a finance degree with a minor in economics and is a Certified Hedge Fund Professional (CHP) Level 1 Charter Holder. An accomplished athlete, Rollinger previously competed in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon World Championship.[9]


  1. Revisiting Kat. Red Rock Capital.
  2. Sortino: A ‘Sharper’ Ratio. Red Rock Capital.
  3. Commodity Long-Short Investing for RIAs, HNWs, Fund of Hedge Funds, and Family Offices. Red Rock Capital.
  4. An Honest Update on the Trend Following Landscape. Red Rock Capital.
  5. Jack Schwager presents: 15 Hedge Fund Market Wizards trading secrets & insights in their own words. OpalesqueTV.
  6. Hedge Fund Market Wizards. Wiley.
  7. The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It. Crown Business.
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