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.

Hitesh Juneja, MS

Private Equity Strategist & Director of Specialized Funds

As an avid entrepreneur, Juneja started his first business at the age of 14 and his first company at 19.

Since then, he has been responsible for tens of millions in direct revenue and billions in indirect revenue among the companies he has advised for or established. Juneja holds equity in various multi-million dollar companies and is looking forward to bringing some of his most ambitious concepts to fruition with Ocram in the near future.

Juneja received a master’s degree in Biotechnology from the University of Northern Iowa in 2008.

Jason Rose, DC, MS

Investor Relations

Dr. Rose has been involved in multiple start ups and has extensive experience as a CFO across multiple companies. He has worked within many industries from healthcare to blockchain.

Dr. Rose received a bachelor’s degree in Zoology & Genetics and a master’s degree in Zoology in 1995 and 2000, respectively. In 2004, he received his Doctorate of Chiropractic.

With a wide variety of industry experience, Dr. Rose is a valuable addition to our team.

Malcolm Menezes, MSF

Junior Analyst

Menezes recently graduated from Simon Business School at the University of Rochester, where he earned his Master of Science in Finance (MSF). During his time at Simon, he was a junior analyst at the school’s venture capital fund, managing $2 million – rewarding him with initial experience in the VC world.

At Xavier University where he attained his undergraduate degree in Finance with a minor in Accounting, Menezes was the CEO of the student endowment fund. Through this position, he managed a $3 million long-only equity portfolio. He also represented the fund on several occasions – many of which were in front of the board of directors for the business college. His past internships have been with Stifel, UBS, and fidelity investment services.

Menezes was born in India and grew up in Dubai, UAE. In his free time, he enjoys running and watching soccer (football).

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.