Ryan has twelve years of experience trading. He started his trading career at Deutsche Bank on the Ag Derivatives trade desk which he eventually ran until he joined the TrailStone Group in 2014. At TrailStone, Ryan worked on physical asset acquisitions, risk management, and proprietary trading across energy, agriculture and biofuels. Ryan joined FCStone four years ago when he launched the Merchants Plus program. Ryan has a BA in Economics from Harvard.
Allen was raised on a small farm in Indiana. He graduated from Purdue University with a BS in Ag Economics in 1987 before joining Continental Grain in export origination. He then spent 5 years in ADM’s soybean processing division. In 1993, Allen went to Countrymark where he would go on to manage their 250mm bushel soybean position before joining their price risk management group. Allen joined FCStone to open their Indianapolis operation in 2001. Allen’s team of 3 brokers provides risk management services to commercial grain elevators, large scale grain producers, integrated livestock producers, food producers, and industrial end users.