Horse Cove Partners (Sub-Advisor)

Horse Cove Partners LLC is a dynamic option trading firm built on the pillars of trust, confidence and results. Based in Atlanta, Georgia and founded by industry experts Sam DeKinder and Kevin Ellis, Horse Cove Partners serves clients' alternative investment needs; delivering absolute returns from a forward-thinking investment alternative harvesting option premiums.


Samuel T. DeKinder

Managing Director

Samuel T. DeKinder has over 40 years of investment experience.  He is the Founder of Horse Cove Partners. Following his retirement from Invesco Ltd in 2006., Mr. DeKinder was a partner and Vice President of Marketing for FISCO  Appreciation Management LLC. Mr. DeKinder served as a member on the Board of Directors of Invesco, MIM PLC (the predecessor to Invesco Ltd.), in addition to a variety of executive capacities during his nearly 20 years with Invesco.  He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Kennedy Capital Management. Previously, Mr. DeKinder was a Co-Founding Principal of DeMarche Associates, one of the nation's most prominent investment consulting firms.  He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with degrees in Economics and Statistics.

Kevin Ellis

Managing Director

Mr. Ellis brings more than 30 years of financial, administrative and operations experience to the Firm. Additionally, he is COO and a principal of FISCO Appreciation Management LLC. Previously, Mr. Ellis served as a Founding Principal, Managing Director and COO at Labyrinth Group, LLC, an investment management firm utilizing structured securities.  Prior to that, he was Manager of Corporate Development at Arthur Anderson, LLP, where he focused on finance, mergers and acquisitions.  Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President of Business Planning at SUPERVALU, Inc. Mr. Ellis is a graduate of Minnesota State University-Mankato BA Finance and earned a Juris Doctorate from William Mitchell College of Law and was admitted to the bar in Minnesota in 1983.




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