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About Opalesque Futures Intelligence


A sophisticated newsletter for a growing community, OFI meets a need currently not served by other publications. It is a must-read for anyone interested in futures trading or investing.

This new publication addresses the interests of the managed futures community, including commodity trading advisers, fund managers, brokerages and investors in managed futures pools. Published monthly, Opalesque Futures Intelligence (OFI) provides original research by industry members as well as interviews with veteran industry players and upcoming managers. The coverage includes:

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  • Understanding Managed Futures and CTAs
  • Manager Portraits and Profiles of Key People
  • Introduction & Education around CTAs & Managed Futures
  • Top Performance Lists & Indices
  • For Qualified Eligible Participants or Accredited Investors only
  • Industry News & Updates

A sophisticated newsletter for a growing community, OFI meets a need currently not served by other publications. It is a must-read for anyone interested in futures trading or investing.

Opalesque Futures editor Mark Melin is a managed futures practitioner whose specialty is recognizing a trading programís algorithmic formula and mapping it to a market environment and performance driver. He provides analysis of managed futures investment performance and commentary regarding related managed futures market environment.

A portfolio and industry consultant, he was an adjunct instructor in managed futures at Northwestern University / Chicago and has written or edited three books, including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Tradeís Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008). Mark was director of the managed futures division at Alaron Trading until they were acquired by Peregrine Financial Group in 2009, where he was a registered associated person (National Futures Association NFA ID#: 0348336).

Mark has also worked as a Commodity Trading Advisor himself, trading a short volatility options portfolio across the yield curve, and was an independent consultant to various broker dealers and futures exchanges, including OneChicago, the single stock futures exchange, and the Chicago Board of Trade.

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"I am writing to congratulate you on the Opalesque Futures Intelligence which you published regarding managed futures. I have been in the industry for some 20 years and this is one of the best pieces Iíve seen."

Bob Lerner, CEO,
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Citi Alternative Investments

"Congratulations on the launch of Opalesque Futures Intelligence, I expect it will become the industry benchmark."

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Integrated Asset Management

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