Samuel Beckers, CTA, was introduced to trading the financial markets during the dot-com boom in San Francisco in the late 1990's. His mentors were seasoned hedge fund managers that guided his growth and emphasized certain key elements of success. In a short period of time, financial markets experienced unprecedented volatility that educated Mr. Beckers in a variety of market conditions.

In 2001 Mr. Beckers was invited to co-manage the trading desk for RS Funds, LLC, a budding mutual fund company started by Ron Elijah and Rod Berry of Robertson Stephens. As the company grew, Mr. Beckers decided to leverage his experience and begin to work independently.

Sam began to research liquid markets for short term trading, searching for a consistent, profitable trading advantage. By 2005, observations in his research had led to a fundamental breakthrough which changed the way he viewed markets. A year later, he began managing a limited partnership which capitalized on the research.

Further refinement and evolution of the methodology naturally led to the futures market and the establishment of the Soaring Pelican Managed Futures program in January, 2011.

Mr. Beckers is a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) registered with the National Futures Association and holds a BA in International Business from San Diego State University in California. His true education was gained from more than 10,000 hours studying the S&P 500 in particular.