What is the Hydra Platform?

An online marketplace for accessing alternative investments.


Hydra gives qualified investors the ability to access top-tier fully vetted macro, managed futures, FX and hedge fund managers at lower investment minimums and the same fee structure as direct managed accounts. Kettera’s team of professionals conducts deep due diligence on each manager before they are approved for the Hydra platform.


Hydra’s technology infrastructure combines intra-day transparency from the most granular trading position level, through strategy level, to a roll-up of an entire tactical trading portfolio. Our Portfolio Builder allows investors to construct multi-manager portfolios according to selected parameters.

Ease of Access

Superior access to platform managers on a twice-monthly dealing date at lower minimums than the manager’s stated minimums. The platform also allows clients electronic subscription, reallocation, and redemption capabilities with PDF forms.

For Managers

As a manager on the platform, Hydra provides turn-key infrastructure: fund set-up, ongoing daily management, accounting, back office support, administration, audit, cash movements, and many other economies of scale.

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 investors a single point of access to alternative investments with all the tools to make informed decisions, allocate using liability protected vehicles, low fee structure, and superior liquidity and 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

CEO & Managing Partner

Terri Engelman Rhoads

President & Managing Partner

Tim Onufrock

GC & Managing Partner

Jim Knoeck


Jacob ‘Jake’ Rossof - CFA, FRM


Steve Stepanek


Erik Franken - CFA, CAIA

Director of Manager Research