Institute Lands Major Coup Hiring Bengt (Ben) Berggreen as Senior Trading Mentor

The Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management has today announced another significant addition to their global trading operation. Hedge Fund Manager Bengt (Ben) Berggreen will join the Institute as a Senior Trading Mentor in the United States.

Bengt (Ben) Berggreen started his career in the aviation industry, where he reached the highest level of civil airmanship, obtaining the coveted Airline Transport Pilot License (ATPL) at the age of 25. After a five-year career as a commercial airline pilot, Ben made the switch from the aviation industry to the finance industry and quickly became an important member of the trading team at Franklin Templeton in the United States, where he managed Templeton’s European Equity Value portfolios, within the $850 Billion Dollars in Assets Under Management (AUM) Templeton group. 

In order to expand his horizons beyond managing Value portfolios, Ben joined the Hedge Fund Group at Pacific Investments in London. At the same time, Pacific Investments launched a Quantitative Long/Short Hedge Fund and Ben was hired to set up the trading operation for the Fund and also manage the Fund. Ben utilized his deep understanding of financial markets to further aid the strategy developer of the Fund and evolve Pacific Investments’ complex chaos mathematical model. After generating an industry-leading track record at Pacific, Ben left the UK following an offer to cover the Asian region for Chicago-based Nuveen Investments, which at the time managed $230 Billion Dollars in Assets Under Management (AUM). 

Ben then relocated to Southern California in 2008 to head up Asian coverage for Nuveen’s international boutique affiliate Tradewinds Global. During his time at Tradewinds, the firm quickly grew from a $10 Billion Dollar Fund (AUM) to a $40 Billion Dollar Fund (AUM). Ben became Senior Vice President of Institutional Trading at Tradewinds.

After 20 years in the Professional Trading and Portfolio Management business, Ben retired in 2015 and now resides in Los Angeles with his family. Ben however continues to stay involved in the industry during his retirement and has been contracted on several occasions on a part time consultancy basis for various Hedge Funds, due to his expertise. Ben also continues to manage his own portfolio as an avid quantitative systems developer and Futures and Options trader.

Today, Bengt (Ben) Berggreen joins the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management as a Senior Trading Mentor. Ben’s role at the Institute will involve Mentoring Institute Traders on the official Institute Mentoring Program. Ben will be helping mostly U.S. and Canadian based Institute Traders to realize their objectives in becoming consistently profitable long-term and to help build out their track records through trading Futures and Options. Ben will also be helping to manage the Institute's global portfolio in allocating capital to profitable students/traders. 

Commenting on today’s announcement, Institute Managing Partner Anton Kreil made the following statement: “Having Ben come on board as a Senior Trading Mentor is another major coup for us in building our North American franchise. Ben’s talent, track record, experience and expertise in the industry are all second to none. Retail Traders in North America seriously don’t know how good they have got it having access to a guy like Ben to educate them in Trading and Portfolio Management and specifically to help them negotiate the Futures and Options markets with real money on the line. Ben is a first rate addition to our global team. We are all excited about having him on board and look forward to a successful future with him at the Institute.”

The Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management continues to build its global franchise, educating Retail Traders into consistent profitability via online education and personally-tailored Mentoring Programmes.

Applications for the Institute's Official Mentoring Programme with Bengt (Ben) Berggreen must be made via the Institute of Trading and Portfolio Management website by clicking, here.

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