Mike Shell – President, Chief Investment Officer, Portfolio Manager
Mike founded Shell Capital Management in 2004 to specialize in alternative investment strategies applying his skills in active risk management and directional trend systems he developed to a global multi-market universe of exchange traded securities. Mike is the portfolio manager of the ASYMMETRY® Investment Program, a managed account program offered through independent investment advisors at several custodians and brokerage firms. For more than five years he has been ranked a “Top Performing Manager” by institutional publications like Pensions & Investments. Mike has extensive experience in active risk management and control, portfolio management, technical/statistical analysis, and quantitative directional trend system development and operation applying probability in pursuit of a positive asymmetric risk-reward profile.
His proprietary systems, methods, and algorithms include active risk management, directional trend following, and counter-trend systems applied to exchange-traded securities. Even more important than his methods are the personal edge he has developed over many years as an operator: commitment, confidence, consistency, and discipline. Mike is the epitome of an independent thinker: his knowledge and skills were learned, not taught. Before founding Shell Capital, Mike was Registered Principal and Registered Options Principal with the Investment Management Division of another firm. Mike is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and earned a B.S. in Business Administration from Tennessee Wesleyan University.