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Financial World
The Wall Street 100
By Stephen Taub and David Carey with Alison M. Smith
July 21, 1992
Page 52

No. 68 Monroe Trout
Trout Trading
At least $7 million

Six-foot-eight Monroe Trout captained the Harvard basketball team to a third-place finish in the Ivy League in 1984. So-so at college hoops, he proved an abler scholar, graduating magna cum laude in economics and authoring a senior thesis on stock index futures at a time when Chicago's financial futures revolution was gathering steam. Trout trend pro after college when he migrated to New York and developed computerized trading models for local futures specular. Young Trout's models made his boss good money, and in 1986 Trout went it alone. In 1990 he quit New York for Chicago to be nearer the action in futures and now presides over $240 million in clients' funds. He posted returns of 65% and 47% in 1989 and 1990, respectively, but managed only 9% gain last year.

Financial World
The Wall Street 100
By Stephen Taub, Nanette Byrnes, and David Carey
July 6, 1993
Page 48

No. 32 Monroe Trout
Trout Trading
at least $15 million

Standing six feet, eight inches in his stocking feet, Monroe Trout, 31, towered over his commodity pool peers last year in more ways than one. The manager was up 21.5%, versus a 4.3% decline in the Norwood Index of commodity funds. Based in Chicago, Trout takes a 22% incentive fee on the more than $500 million he runs trading financial and commodities futures and other derivatives. Trout, who in 1984 captained the basketball team at Harvard, graduated magna cum laude in economics. His senior thesis was on stock index futures.

Financial World
The Wall Street 100
Call it the year of the hedge funds. For this elite band, it was the best year ever.
By Stephen Taub and David Carey with Andrew Osterland and David Yee
July 5, 1994
Page 48

No. 43 Monroe Trout
Trout Trading
at least $23 million

From outward appearances—he drives an old Oldsmobile his father gave him and lives in a less than palatial condominium in Chicago—you would never guess Monroe Trout is a futures trading superstar. His political leaning—libertarian—are equally out of keeping with his profession. Yet Trout, 32, who captained the Harvard basketball team and stands six-foot-eight, steered the more than $500 million in commodity funds he trades to a 16% net return last year, earning at least $23 million in the process.

Trout got his first taste of futures trading while working one summer for a neighbor who was a speculator. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University, where he penned a senior thesis about stock-index futures, and put in a stint as a floor trader on three exchanges before he started his own firm, Trout Trading, in 1986. Trouts father, Dr. Monroe Trout Sr., is chief executive of American Healthcare Systems, an operator of HMOs based in San Diego.

Financial World
The Wall Street 100
Compensation was way down in 1994 for Wall Streets highest earners
By Stephen Taub, David Carey, and Joseph Epstein
July 4, 1995
Page 43

No. 8 Monroe Trout, Jr.
Trout Trading
At least $31 million

Slam dunk, At six foot nine, Trout was a standout basketball player both in high school in New Canaan, Conn., and at Harvard. Last year, he towered over most other investors as well, racking up a net 21.6% gain when most of his fellow futures and hedge fund managers were down large sums. So with $860 million or so under management, Trouts fees came to at least $31 million.

Armed with an economics degree, Trout, new 33, first utilized his size and strength in New Yorks commodity pits while working for NCZ Commodities, run by Harvard alum and squash champion Victor Niederhoffer. Playing in the commodities market on his own, Trout became something of a legend while still in his 20s for his consistently high returns. He turned a profit 69 out of 79 months during one stretch alone. A disciple of Ayn Rand, Trout keeps a low profile. He recently moved his office to Bermuda to avoid scrutiny and taxes.

Financial World
The Wall Street 100
By David Carey and Stephen Taub
October 21, 1996
Page 60

No. 41 Monroe Trout, Jr.
Trout Trading
At least $25 million



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