What is the Hydra Platform?

An online marketplace for accessing alternative investments.


Hydra gives qualified investors the ability to access top-tier macro, managed futures and hedge fund managers at lower minimums than direct managed accounts. Investments are made through pooled Manager Cells with semi-monthly liquidity and cash efficiency. An arm of the platform, Hydra Emerging, offers access to newer and smaller programs.


Hydra has mission critical technology infrastructure, that combines intra-day transparency from the most granular trading position level, through strategy level, to a roll-up of an entire tactical trading portfolio.

Ease of Access

Hydra supports the allocation process by providing standardized statistics and background information on Platform Managers. The platform also allows clients electronic subscription, reallocation, and redemption capabilities with PDF forms.

For Managers

Hydra provides operational efficiency and additional investment vehicle options for your existing or potential investors. For information on joining the Hydra Platform, please visit our current strategies or the contact us tab located in the main menu.

Platform Structure

Hydra’s Manager Cells constitute a unique platform that blends the best structural features of funds with the tactical and operational efficiencies of managed accounts.

For Investors

Hydra gives you the tools to make informed decisions, allocate using liability protected vehicles and low fee structure without sacrificing liquidity or transparency. For more information on using the Hydra Platform, please visit our current strategies, platform features, or the contact us tab located in the main menu.

Our Edge

Kettera Strategies provides a unique value proposition through the proprietary Hydra Platform. We are committed to giving investors flexible access to best-of-breed tactical trading strategies, unparalleled transparency, and stringent third party oversight and administration.

  • Experience: We are respected industry veterans and put the investor first.
  • Integrity: Kettera is proudly independent to keep interests aligned with clients.
  • Fee transparency: We are transparent about platform fees and costs.
  • Diligence: We are committed to bringing best of breed strategies to the platform.

Our Team

Jon Stein

Chief Executive Officer & Managing Partner

Terri Engelman Rhoads

President & Managing Partner

Tim Onufrock

General Counsel & Managing Partner

Jim Knoeck

Chief Financial Officer

Tom Rose

Chief Operating Officer

Jacob ‘Jake’ Rossof - CFA, FRM

Chief Risk Officer

Steve Stepanek

Chief Technology Officer

Erik Franken - CFA, CAIA

Director of Manager Research