About

Ocram

Our Vision

Ocram Envisions Efficiency

A perfect world is a place where ideas and communication can be instantaneous. Market efficiency leads to the faster development of all things in the world. The quicker development can happen, the quicker society can flourish and raise the standard of living everywhere.

Our Mission

For the Greater Good

Ocram seeks to help create a world where markets can more easily achieve completion. We believe that market opportunity arises through inefficient markets. By exploiting market inefficiencies, we can generate capital appreciation for our investors as well as do our part to expedite societal growth.

Our Values

Where We Stand

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Efficiency

We want markets to be efficient. Ocram believes in relative arbitrage opportunities and exploiting those at the gain of our investors to generate a more efficient market thus creating a more efficient world.

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Sustainability

We understand the importance of responsible investing. Ocram has been active in integrating Environmental Social and Governance (ESG) principles/criteria into investment decisions and risk assessments. We want to allocate our resources to companies that are actively solving societal issues scaling regionally to globally.

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Ethics & Standards

We believe in the importance of maintaining the integrity of this industry. Ocram abides by the CFA Institute Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Conduct, which is the ethical benchmark for investment professionals around the globe.

Carmelo Marco Calascibetta, CAIA®

Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer

“Having money’s not everything, not having it is.” – Kanye West

Calascibetta believes capital allocation and innovation are two of the most powerful forces in the world. Together, they are able to influence society more than nature itself.

With this core belief, Calascibetta is leading Ocram to the forefront by using investment management to transfer wealth efficiently from low-value generating markets to innovative, value-oriented companies. Consequentially, this will create a world where the most well-deserving companies will thrive as quickly as possible.

Calascibetta received a B.S. in Finance and Economics from St. John Fisher in 2016. In 2021, he earned the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA®) designation – among the highest in investment management certifications, specializing in hedge funds, private equity, and all types of alternative investments. Currently, Calascibetta is a CFA level II candidate and is continuing his pursuit of the CFA charter.

Guiding Principle #1

80:20 Rule

We aim to eliminate waste in all of our enterprises and investment strategies.

At the cornerstone of OCRAM is the Pareto Principle, also known as the 80/20 rule. 80 percent of a result can be achieved with 20 percent of the inputs necessary.

We have a deep understanding of how to manage capital with the least amount of exposure in order to generate the greatest risk-adjusted return.

Guiding Principle #2

Parkinson’s Law

Parkinson’s Law is the concept that there is a tendency for humans to spend the full amount of time allotted for a given task to complete said task.

This is inefficient. Intelligent and experienced managers realize that only using the time that’s needed vs. time granted is what is more advantageous.

Our firm seeks to eliminate Parkinson’s Law in our performance as well as apply the proper principles to our investment styles.

Guiding Principle #3

Taoism/Balance

Taoism is the Chinese philosophy of living in balance. If the key to enlightenment and happiness is maintaining proper balance, why should investment management be any different?

We employ strategies that simply locate imbalances in any market and attempt to bring them to equilibrium. Some people see the glass half empty, others see it half full. We see the glass perfectly balanced as all things in life should be.