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Wed, 14 Nov 2012
Consider Managed Futures Investing in a Fashion Similar to Growth Stock Investing
Managed Futures Fund of Fund Reveals Its Approach to Emerging Manager Evaluation
Greg Smith's Why I Left Goldman Sachs Leaves Questions
The Untold Story: New Twists In MF Global Mystery Focus on CFTC
Sophisticated industry participants have serious questions regarding the MF Global incident, when the transfer of customer money was used to fund a firm margin call. Will the actions of a few be allowed to cast a shadow on the entire US financial system?
The Untold Story: Who Knew What and When Did they Know It. Who Gave a CFTC Lawyer His Marching Orders?
The mission of the CFTC is, above all, is protecting the integrity of commodity markets. Given this, why did a CFTC lawyer stand down as misleading MF Global testimony was delivered in court ?
The Untold Story: CME Group Independent Investigation Halted
Why was an investigation into MF Global halted by the CFTC just as promising results towards uncovering truth were announced?
The Untold Story: Serious Issues With Chairman Gensler's Role in MF Global's Demise
Not only has this chairman governed during the most damaging event in regulated derivatives market history, did inaction at key points assist in the destruction?
Independent Investigation Required: Did Criminal Activity Lead to Damage to US Price Stability?
Opinion: MF Global isn't a fight against Wall Street or capitalism. It's a fight against a criminal minority.
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Fri, 05 Oct 2012
Former JP Morgan Alternative Investment Director Provides Insight Into Hidden Fees, Transparency and Alternative Investor Rights
John Savercool, Head of UBS Efforts in Washington DC, Offers Insight on the US Debt Crisis

From his unique vantage point inside the corridors of Congress, John Savercool discusses the probability of various political outcomes and how they impact the debt crisis.

James Koutoulas Speaks Out About Something Other than MF Global: Uncorrelated Agricultural Spread Trading, Margin to Equity Usage and Managed Futures Account Structures
Longboard Launches Managed Futures Mutual Fund

Formerly operating a family office for legendary currency trader Tom Basso pays off for Cole Wilcox and Eric Crittenden, as they launch the Longboard Asset Management managed futures mutual fund based on some rather interesting statistical and economic principles.

The Untold Story: Brooksley Born, Larry Summers & the Truth About Unlimited Risk Potential
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Mon, 03 Sep 2012
The Case for Liquid Alternative Investments

Industry leader Jon Sundt has been at the center of managed futures growth. In this article he points out the need for liquid investment alternatives.

Newedge's Brian Walls and Galen Burghardt Managed Futures Index Performance

Investment indexes generally have degrees of study bias issues. Top industry researchers Brian Walls and Galen Burghardt discuss this and more.

Five Minutes (or so) with Jodie Gunzberg of S&P Indexes

Investible managed futures products that replicates broad industry performance has always been an illusive goal. We discuss this with the creator of the early managed futures index products.

Can an Insurance Fund Make the Once Sacred Segregated Account Safe Again?

CFTC Commissioner Bart Chilton and Commodity Customer Coalition co-founder John Roe each have their own ideas for the future of the industry and how to make the segregated account once again the most secure in the financial services industry.

The Untold Story

Discussion of the recent surge in commodity prices impacts managed futures performance and thoughts from the world of venture capital entering the managed futures space.

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Tue, 31 Jul 2012
The Case for Liquid Alternative Investments:

Industry leader Jon Sundt has been at the center of managed futures growth. In this article he points out the need for liquid investment alternatives

Newedge's Brian Walls and Galen Burghardt discuss zero correlation, managed futures liquidity and CTA evaluation:

Two of the industry's top researchers address critical managed futures issues in a wide ranging interview, making the critical point of managed futures un-correlated (not negatively) correlated attributes.

Alexandre Andreani Explains His Short-Term Intraday Quantitative Trading Strategy:

Ultra-short term trading strategies are generally rare in managed futures. In this interview with European quant Alexandre Andreani we explore the risk management and execution of his trading strategy.

Wisdom of Buy and Hold Questioned:

It's not much of a stretch to question traditional equity investing logic during deflationary market environments. In this article, Mike Dever and John Uebler, authors and quantitative researchers provide a robust case for same.

The Untold Story:

In this section of perspectives, opinions and speculation, we consider the PFG situation as it relates to Mr. Wasendorff's rather lavish spending, then take a look at developments in the US debt crisis.

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Mon, 02 Jul 2012
Decoupling "Convex" Relationships with Volatility Cycles:

In this second of a two-part series, managed futures researcher Kathryn Kaminski discusses managed futures and how it relates to market cycles. By first understanding where long volatility and convex classification derives, investors can understand how breakouts in volatility occur and why managed futures has weathered past equity market storms.

Is the "Greece Problem" Really an "American Problem?"

Those who think the deficit problems are limited to Greece should listen to managed futures CTA George Tzanetatos, who is said to have predicted the Greek debt crisis in a speech in 2009 to a banking convention in Athens, Greece.

Pinnacle Awards Competition Highlights Risk / Reward Management:

Managed futures has experienced difficult market environments over the past several years, yet assets under management have dramatically risen. Could this be due to the fact investors are anticipating a switch in market environment? Who delivers performance during difficult economic times?

Managed Futures Association Looks to Future Regulatory Issues:

With a dramatic rise in regulatory activity, Dodd-Frank legislation, managed futures mutual funds and MF Global, the Managed Funds Association looks to tackle new challenges.

Citibank Survey Notes "Sharply Accelerated" Demand for Uncorrelated Investments:

A Citibank study gets deep inside the reasons for the amazing growth path of managed futures by highlighting the investment's iterations of development.

Are Short Term Trading CTAs Poised to Benefit From Coming Market Environment?

By Paul Mongo

Regulatory Actions:
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