Sigma Advanced Capital Management specializes in directional, spread, and relative value strategies, seeking absolute returns in futures markets based on a Quanta-Mental Investment Process that combines quantitative techniques with discretionary and fundamental analysis. It focuses on commodity and carbon markets.


Deliver superior risk-adjusted returns while adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards, attracting diverse talent, deploying cutting-edge technology, and aligning our business model and investments with global sustainable development.

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Sigma Advanced Capital Management works with a team of professionals, business partners, and industry leaders to support the CIO Carlos Arcila Barrera in areas such as research, technology, finance, and administration. 


Carlos Arcila Barrera, CFA, CAIA, SCR - Chief Investment Officer

Carlos Arcila Barrera is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Sigma Advanced Capital Management. Carlos was previously an Energy Risk Associate at Optima Consultores, a Latin American energy and power consulting firm, where he established and managed the electricity risk program, trading power futures and developing hedging strategies for Latin American companies. He has also worked for a prominent Chicago Hedge Fund and as an investment analyst for the Universidad de Los Andes endowment, where he assisted in the restructuring of the endowment portfolio.

Carlos also is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame (USA), and the Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia), where he teaches applied derivatives. Additionally, he is a Research Associate at the Universidad de Los Andes' Center of Sustainable Finance, where he conducts research on commodities, sustainable finance, and carbon markets.

Carlos holds a Master of Science in Finance (Magna cum Laude) from the University of Notre Dame in the United States, as well as the certifications, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Chartered Analyst in Alternative Investment (CAIA), and GARP Sustainability and Climate Change Risk (SCR), which focuses on financial risks related to climate change. Carlos is also a Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership candidate at The University of Cambridge in the UK. He graduated from Universidad de los Andes with a Business Administration degree and minors in Government and Chinese.