Carlton J. Chin

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Carlton J. Chin
Occupation Chief Investment Officer and Head Of Research
Employer CARAT/Adamah Capital LLC

Carlton J. Chin is a chartered financial analyst who is chief investment officer and head of research at CARAT/Adamah Capital LLC, a fund manager and CTA focused on systematic managed futures strategies.[1]

Chin has also been invited to consult, collaborate, and mentor research in asset allocation, portfolio optimization, and alternative investments by entities such as the University of Chicago. He has been featured by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Futures Magazine, MARhedge, Financial Trader, and Seeking Alpha.


Chin specializes in post-modern portfolio theory, alternative assets, and managed futures.

In 1996, Chin founded CARAT Capital, which reached $500 million in notional assets. Chin was selected by Goldman Sachs, Commodities Corporation, and other allocators as a proprietary trader. After having to be overseas for several years, Carlton founded Adamah Capital LLC, in 2010, with long-time friend and associate, George Parr.

In 1993, Chin joined Mount Lucas and Beacon Management, where he was chief researcher and a portfolio manager.

He started his career in 1986 as an actuary valuing pension plans at Kwasha Lipton, which later became part of PricewaterhouseCoopers. Carlton helped to start up Kwasha Lipton’s investment consulting practice, where he performed asset allocation studies, performance attribution, investment manager searches, and manager due diligence for pension funds. Also managed fixed income portfolios for defined contribution plans, with $2 billion under advisement.

Chin is also involved in research on sports psychology and the application of quantitative analytics to sporting events. He co-authored a book with Dr. Jay Granat, "Who Will Win the Big Game?" and their "quant fact" predictions have picked the winner of major sporting events 62% of the time, regularly picking underdogs.[2]


Chin holds both Bachelor of Science (SB 1985) and Master of Science (SM 1986) degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA.


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