Meet Our Team
Principal - Patrick Lafferty
Patrick Lafferty is a principal of Capital Trading Group (CTG). CTG is an investment
firm specializing in trade execution and account management for today's leading
Commodity Trading Advisors. Patrick has worked in the futures and options industry
for over 17 years. CTG works with the futures industry's top money General Partners
and newsletter writers.
Patrick is the author of the books Single Stock Futures, The Option Strategy Guide, and Breaking Through to Success: The Commodity Investor's Guidebook. He also edits the weekly TradeView commodity newsletter and the Easy Options Advantage newsletter. Patrick has spoken at investment and trading conferences around the county and in the U.K. Patrick has a degree in Economics from DePauw University.
Principal - Nell Sloane
Nell Sloane began her career over 26 years ago at the Chicago Futures Exchanges.
She initiated her introductory to the industry by working for a grain trader at the CBOT.
As she continued to handle the trade execution, reconciliation and Capital Raising she
moved on to becoming a featured contributor to Daily Metals Commentaries for 321 gold,
Kitco, Silver-Investor.com and FreeMarketNews.com and periodically for the Moore Research
Center. Nell eventually launched her own commodity newsletter providing fundamental and
technical analysis entitled, “The Opening Belle”. Later in her career she was listed by
a variety of financial publications as a broker to use. These publications included, Hume
Super Investors Files, TWMPMM trading course by Ken Roberts, Opportunities in Options by
David Caplan, McMaster On Line by R.E. McMaster and featured in “The Art of the Trade”
published by McGraw Hill. She spoke at numerous financial seminars and financial radio
Ms. Sloane previously was an Executive Member of Chicago Finance Committee and a community representative for an international au pair agency matching host families with childcare. She’s a mother of two teenage boys and spends most time outside of the financial world attending their numerous sports events.
Kevin Riordan began his career in the futures industry in 1984, working his way through college on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade. Since becoming a broker in 1990, Kevin has worked with literally thousands of clients and has developed an excellent understanding of many trading methods and techniques. After settling on a method combining advance Fibonacci analysis combined with pattern recognition, Kevin began his Riordan Report commodity newsletter in the late 1990’s. The newsletter is now an audio and video newsletter available to CTG clients each and every weekend. Over the years Kevin has done countless on-line and live seminars. In addition to speaking at the trading Expos, Kevin has also privately tutored many individual traders.
Danielle Bourbeau began her career in the Commodities futures industry in 1987, working as an assistant treasurer for a major import/export Japanese Firm. She managed the margin accounts for 7 different trading firms they used for hedging. For Danielle, this was an eye opening experience to witness first hand in the Chicago Board of Trade, Black Monday October 7th crash in the markets. Over the first 5 years, she worked for many firms where she was exposed to all levels of the Commodities Industry: Compliance, Margins, New Accounts, Research, Trading, and Education. Beginning in 1996, Danielle partnered with Kevin Riordan and they have been providing retail client solutions ever since. They have had institutional clients with 10 million plus is addition to retail clients starting with 5-10k. Capital Trading Group has provided the perfect mix of customizing the right trading platform with the right CTA or Individual Trader.