Chief Executive Officer
Michael Creadon is a managing partner at Traditum’s Darwin Division office in Chicago, where he manages the fixed-income, energy, and automation desks. He has thirteen years of trading experience, primarily in fixed-income spread trading, and eight years of risk management experience. A founding partner of Darwin Capital Management in 2003, Michael previously worked at the hedge fund Sangamon Trading in Chicago from 1999-2001, where he gained invaluable insight into the trading business under the tutelage of Noel Moore and Burt Gutterman. He is a member of the Futures Industry Association Roundtable, an industry lobbying group, and has been quoted in articles on the futures industry in Crain’s Chicago Business and Bloomberg Business News. In 2009, he spoke at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s Analyst Day on the subject of proprietary trading. Michael holds a B.A. in Economics from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Master’s of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs in New York.Click to view a CME video featuring Michael Creadon and CME's Sean Tully
Noel Moore graduated from the University of Chicago in 1981. During the 1980’s, he began working on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade where he quickly became a member, institutional salesman and trader. In the late 1980’s, Noel left the floor and institutional sales to focus exclusively on developing proprietary trading strategies, primarily in fixed-income and currencies and later expanding into commodities and equity indices. At the end of 1991, he founded a global macro trading advisory firm where he built a record of consistent, low-risk returns for 16 years. Currently, Noel invests and trades across all financial markets. He is a managing equity partner for Traditum and Endurance Asset Management, a fund of funds LP.
Burt Gutterman graduated from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 1970 and purchased a full membership at the Chicago Board of Trade in 1971. He began proprietary trading while at Rosenthal & Company and continued such trading throughout his career. Burt was elected to the Board of Directors of the CBOT in 1986. He was a co-sponsor of Project A, the CBOT’s electronic trading system, and played a significant role in the exchange’s $185 million trading addition. In 1995, he was elected as Governor to the Board of Trade Clearing Corporation, the clearing entity of the CBOT, a position he held until March 1997. Burt joined Sangamon Trading Inc., a commodity trading adviser, in April 1997 as Chief Executive Officer. In October 2003, he co-founded Endurance Asset Management, a fund of funds manager, and collaborated in the launch of Darwin Capital Trading.