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Wed, 16 Nov 2011
Futures Lab: Spread Arbitrage is a little understood managed futures strategy when compared to the predominate trend following strategy, but offers interesting diversification possibilities.
Manager Profile: Emil Van Essen, one of the larger industry spread traders based on assets under management, is profiled along with their overlay trading algorithm.
Regulators: A meeting in Chicago may usher in approval of the managed futures mutual fund structure, but issues remain.
Founders Q&A: Ken Steben of commodity pool operator Steben Funds discusses the managed futures mutual fund as well as CTA investment selection process .
News: Morgan Stanley reduces equity exposure, looks towards managed futures; Managed futures experiences 12th month of growth; Forex firm fined by CFTC.
Top Ten: In a volatility filled market environment, this top ten list highlights CTAs with the lowest downside deviation.
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Wed, 29 Jun 2011
Founders Q&A: Tim Pickering of Auspice Capital used his CTA skills to create an index for CTA beta. He discusses what this means.
Futures Lab: Interest rate futures have unique attributes that traders and investors need to be aware of. Robert Almgren and Christian Hauff of Quantitative Brokers explain.
Insider Talk: Perspective on commodity investing from $100 billion asset manager Guggenheim Partners' Steve Baffico.
Regulators: Many in the industry regard policies and procedures proposed by the CFTC as a threat to Introducing Broker businesses. Read a selection of comments.
News: Commodity markets have been volatile. Insight from Barclays Capital and Deutsche Bank.
Top Ten: Canadian commodity funds.
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Fri, 03 Jun 2011
Founders Q&A: John Hyland, chief investment officer at United States Commodity Funds, discusses new developments in commodity indexes and what these mean for managed futures.
Futures Lab: You can license a new generation index or lease a high-return trading system. How does it work? Insights from Worldwide Futures executive Tyler Wood, intellectual property lawyer Alex Montagu and Lipper global head of strategy Darren Duffy.
Insider Talk: WisdomTree chief investment strategist Luciano Siracusano explains the new managed futures ETF.
Manager Profile: What accounts for the success of the Nomura AHL launch in Japan?
Practitioner View: Four buckets of CTA styles by Rob Ross of White Indian Trading Co.
Top Ten: Diversified commodity ETFs-a second generation index fund is the largest.
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Fri, 29 Apr 2011
Founders Q&A: Kenmar COO Esther Goodman discusses different ways of investing in managed futures and global macro.
Futures Lab: Three types of managed accounts: What are the costs, benefits and risks? We draw on a report from Moody's.
Insider Talk: Mack Frankfurter of Cervino Capital has a provocative argument about what increased capital inflows mean for managed futures.
Index Tracker: Commodity Index Investing Data: Dramatic Growth in Gold and Agriculturals.
Manager Profile: What do investors look for when they approach a manager? Consultant Mark Shore distils his experience in ten tips.
Practitioner View: Gerard Colagrossi on how an IB continues to add value.
Top Ten: March Madness Champions.
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Thu, 24 Feb 2011
Founders Q&A: Altegris was acquired by Genworth Financial. Co-founder Matt Osborne discusses what it means to become part of a large wealth management company.
Futures Lab: A study by Andrew Lo and Amir Khandani showed a surprising result for managed futures returns.
Insider Talk: Christopher Jones of Diamond Peak Capital argues that investors do better if they don't lump together strategies and time frames.
Manager Profile: George Tzanetatos, a CTA from Greece, talks about macro trends, global risks and how he prepares for them. Read his comments on the Greek crisis and what's happening in China.
Regulators: A big spate of lawsuits and other actions against foreign exchange trading firms.
Top Ten: Up-and-coming managers with the best three-year risk-adjusted returns, from Altegris.
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