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A Former Institutional Investor's Perspective on Managed Futures

Monday, April 22, 2013

Tom O’Donnell wonders if institutional investors have a responsibility to understand managed futures.

Tom O'Donnell has a long memory. While at the Virginia Retirement System in the early 1990s he and his colleagues were tasked with evaluating managed futures. The experience changed the course of his career, as he is now a principal and director of global business development at the Bornhoft Group, a firm that has specialized in multiple CTA portfolios since 1985. Today more than ever Mr. O'Donnell believes that managed futures is something institutional investors should investigate. "Institutional investors need to consider all potential portfolio outcomes. The pursuit of the northwest corner is an ongoing process. Preparing portfolios for the next 2008 or even for an environment that is only half as bad should be on the agenda. Seeking out investments that have the potential to limit downside volatility should always be of interest," he said in an interview.

Mr. O'Donnell has more than 20 years of managed futures industry experience beginning with his time as an institutional investor at the Virginia Retirement System. He is one of the only people in the managed futures industry who has been an institutional investor who invested in managed futures, an institutional marketing person who has sold managed futures for an individual Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) firm and for a Multiple CTA firm, and he has worked for one of the largest Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs) in the world. His buy-side and sell-side knowledge covering traditional and alternative investments is significant. The real life stories, insights, and information that he shares in his educational presentation titled "A Former Institutional Investor's Perspective on Managed Futures" provide the listener with a unique perspective on managed futures. Current and prospective managed futures investors can benefit from this presentation. Mr. O'Donnell will be sharing his story via a free CME Group webinar on April 30, 2013. To register visit: Click Here



 
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