Management Team

Dennis Rivera | Managing Member – Founder

At Advanced Alpha Advisers, we pride ourselves on offering our clients the very best in commodity futures trading, research, and analysis. Our team is led by industry veteran Dennis Rivera, who has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field and brings his 30+ years of expertise to our business. His previous roles included Director of Institutional Managed Futures at Managed Capital Advisory Group, energy futures broker at The Dow Corporation energy brokerage, Managed Futures Specialist at Park Avenue Asset Management, and Principal owner of Lean6Financial consulting firm and DP Rivera and Co. Inc., a floor brokerage firm and former clearing member of the New York Cotton Exchange. He was a former member of Ice Futures US ( formerly NYBOT/NYCE) and NYMEX Exchanges.                

At Advanced Alpha Advisers, we are committed to providing our clients with the most comprehensive and accurate analysis, manager research and analysis, and concierge custom futures portfolio design possible. Our team conducts extensive research and due diligence to ensure that every global investment opportunity is thoroughly vetted before we make any recommendations to our clients. With Dennis at the helm, our clients can rest assured that they are receiving expert advice from a true industry leader.

Contact us today to learn more about our exclusive services, and how you can take advantage of the expertise and knowledge of our team at Advanced Alpha Advisers. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to work with the very best in the business, and take your commodity futures investment and trading to the next level.

James W. Montlake, Portfolio Manager

We are excited to announce that James Montlake has joined Advanced Alpha Advisers as Head of Distribution for our ART (Adjusted Risk Technology) systematic futures strategy. In his new role, James will be responsible for developing distribution channels and matching investors with the ART Short-Term Systematic Cayman Fund and Separately Managed Account (SMA’s) managed futures strategies.

Prior to joining Advanced Alpha Advisers, James worked as a Senior Business Development Analyst at ICE Intercontinental Exchange where he focused on developing futures markets in Gold and Silver, aggregated OTC markets in interest rate swaps, and the evolution of ICE LIBOR. James then left ICE to set up TeaSwap Ltd and became a swap broker in physical tea markets with government support from the UK’s Department for International Development.

James brings a wealth of experience to the team, having earned his BSc in Economics and an MA in Finance and Investment from the University of Nottingham, as well as achieving a level 1 CFA and a CISI Certificate in Financial Regulation. He is also a Series 3, NFA Member ID 0550259. We are thrilled to have James on board and are confident that his expertise and knowledge will be invaluable in driving our distribution efforts.

Konstantin Rybakov | Head of Quantitative Research

We are pleased to announce the addition of Konstantin Rybakov as our Head of Quantitative Research. Konstantin has a diverse educational background, with a Master’s degrees in Management from the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration and a Master’s degree in Applied Mathematics and Physics from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Konstantin has also passed the Computer Science program with a focus on machine learning at the prestigious Yandex School of data Analysis.

Prior to joining Advanced Alpha Advisers, Konstantin held a similar role as Quant Researcher, and Team Lead, at Quant Infinity Solutions AG, Switzerland where he designed, programmed, and operated quantitative trading strategies. Konstantin has also researched methods and approaches to discovering, assessing, and trading short and mid-term inefficiencies in futures markets. During his tenure at Quant Infinity Solutions AG, Konstantin created a variety of medium-frequency strategies, including those based on statistical arbitrage and market timing directional risk.

Before he was a Quant Researcher, Konstantin was a Consultant at the Strategy and CDD department of Pricewaterhouse Coopers Russia B.V. There, he conducted market research, analysis, and forecasting, as well as elaborated on strategy.

We are thrilled to have such an experienced and knowledgeable individual leading our Quantitative Research Department at Advanced Alpha Advisers.


Marla J. Rivera | Corporate Office Administrator

At Advanced Alpha Advisers, we are proud to have Marla as our Corporate  Office Administrator. Her initiative and resourcefulness have been instrumental in helping us meet our business objectives. Marla’s responsibilities include implementing procedures, maintaining administrative systems, and managing our office operations.

With her exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail, Marla ensures that our day-to-day operations run smoothly. She is always ready to assist our team members and clients with a friendly and professional attitude.

We are grateful for Marla’s valuable contributions to our organization, and we look forward to continuing to work with her in the future.