Shot Callers

George McFadden is an hedge fund manager, specializing in natural gas trading. His firm, Highmark,  is a Maine-based hedge fund that specializes in trading energy products.

George McFadden was raised in a middle-class family in Maine, the younger of two sons,

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Alexander McFadden and Tom McFadden. His father was a lawyer and his mother was an accountant. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in three years with a degree in mathematics and economics.

After college, he began his career  as an oil analyst but was soon promoted to assistant trader. He moved over to the Natural Gas Desk and started trading natural gas derivatives. Using their new Internet-based trading network.

According to George McFadden,  There was a general revaluation of credit risk among energy companies. The better credits were less willing to take on the lesser credits as counter parties. So the lesser credits found themselves with fewer counter parties willing to trade with them, even though they still needed to hedge the pricing risks in their business. Hedge funds previously had not been involved in the over-the-counter market, except for the very largest, because the other participants were reluctant to grant credit to that type of entity.

At a recent energy conference, George McFadden stated that he looks “to place bets on a market that he determines is ‘biased’ … We ask ourselves can we identify what is forcing a market to price a product at an unfair value, and then, what will push it back to fair value.” George McFadden also referred to the speculative trading that was taking place on the unregulated over-the-counter Intercontinental Exchange  : “Trading never went away … what has changed is the non-commercial type of interest … because of this there has never been as much investor interest … as there is today.”
George McFadden  he opposed limits on financially settled trading positions but supported limits in the physical energy futures as they near expiration.
George McFadden has a son Alexander McFadden  was voted the men’s most valuable player. He was also named to the All star team for a third consecutive year.

His daughter Willa McFadden  a neurologist  who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the central nervous system. The central nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and all the nerves in your body.
In addition to four years of premedical education and four years of medical school, the neurologist will complete at least three years of specialized training in an accredited neurology residency program.
Some of the diseases and conditions treated by a neurologist are Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS), various forms of dementia, sleep disorders, headaches, brain tumors, strokes, seizures, my asthenia gravis, and chronic pain.


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