T2 Associates launched the Contrary #1 Program with the goal of providing ourselves  a better vehicle in which to manage our own money.  In fact, for the first 5 years of trading, 100% of the capital was that of the firm’s founder, James Tann, and his close personal friends.

Too many firms in the industry place a higher priority on raising assets than designing an excellent product and this practice has led to an industry with mediocre options available to investors.

We believe that a commitment to quality is the secret behind long-term success.

Key Personnel

James P. TannFounder & Owner 

Mr. Tann has been trading in the futures market since 1967 on a part time basis. In 1981 he was an early adopter of Personal Computers and their application to the futures industry. Since 2005, Mr. Tann has devoted full time to this effort. In April 2010, the Contrary #1 Pool started to trade for outside investors.  Mr. Tann holds a BSE Physics (1966), a BSE Mathematics (1966) along with a MBA in Quantitative Methods and Finance (1967), all from the University of Michigan. Mr. Tann has a Series 3 License.

Curt A. BreitfussPartner 

Mr. Breitfuss has been involved in the CTA industry since 1986. As president and owner of Jones & Company and co-owner of T2 Associates, he has 26 years of experience managing investment portfolios and developing emerging CTAs. He holds a BA in Finance from California State University and a MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Kyle FergusonChief Operating Officer 

Kyle joined Jones & Company (co-owner of T2) in 2002 immediately after obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Finance from the University of Nevada, Reno.   In the years since, he’s been involved with essentially every aspect of the business, from trading to investor relations to marketing.  Kyle currently oversees T2’s internal operations and facilitates its business development.

Emily RobinsonChief Compliance Officer

Emily is the daughter of the firm’s founder, James Tann.  She graduated UC Davis in 1994 with a BS degree in Mathematics and has spent most of her career in the accounting field working with various startups in Silicon Valley.  She joined T2 in the summer of 2012 and currently oversees the firm’s accounting and also serves as chief compliance officer.