Timothy Collins has worked as a financial adviser since 1999, focusing on portfolio customization, with a concentration on correlation arbitrage and risk-managed growth. He started Collins Capital Advisors in 2007, which has evolved into Clarus Capital Partners, LLC & TangleTrade Management, LLC. Clarus is an RIA firm dedicated to formulating customized risk-managed investment strategies for individuals and small businesses. Clarus & TangleTrade Management now manages the TangleTrade Fund, a correlation arbitrage hedge fund utilizing the trademarked InterETF strategy. Mr. Collins is also a frequent contributor to RealMoney.com, a part of thestreet.com. Prior to joining his first firm, American Express Financial Advisors, in 1999, Collins worked as a staff accountant for United Information Systems in Bethesda, Md. He has also worked as a financial analyst for Securities Pricing and Research in Annapolis, Md. Collins is a graduate of McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College), with degrees in business administration, economics and sociology and is a winner of the Bates Prize.