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Tue, 27 Jul 2010
Founders Q&A: Commodity expert George Zivic allocates to niche managers, but he also trades. Read about where he sees opportunity in commodity markets.
Futures Lab: Same net exposure, same risk? No, says Jon Sundt. See his example of a quant fund, based on the "perfect storm" of August 2007
Insider Talk: Gabriel Pellegrini offers a global view from Brazil.
Index Tracker Macro managers did well in the first half of the year and attracted the most new assets.
Practitioner View: Craig Kendall argues that the risks of option selling are manageable.
Manager profile: Alex Khalil explains the mindset that underlies his options trading strategy.
Top Ten: Twelve-month winners from Managed Account Research Inc. include several option selling programs.
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Thu, 24 Jun 2010
Founders Q&A: Physicist Francisco Vaca discusses two very different quantitative strategies, one of them high-frequency, rooted in the same skill set.
Futures Lab: Study from MF Global debunks common myths.
Insider Talk: How will regulation affect CTAs? Jonathan Golub of law firm Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt highlights relevant issues.
Regulators: What is going to happen in derivatives markets and how should you respond? A report from SunGard.
Manager profile: Award winner Ken Kinkopf explains his picky method for trading stock futures.
Top Ten: Best performing Newedge index constituents, ranked by Sortino ratio
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Thu, 27 May 2010
Founders Q&A: Learn about credit macro. An Asian pioneer discusses a novel strategy.

Futures Lab: Asian investors are coming back to alternatives. Two experienced observers offer insights to Asian markets.
Insider Talk: Chesapeake Capital had only two years of negative returns since its founding in 1988 by an original "turtle". What gives this firm its edge? The CFO and COO talk about the business.
Index Tracker: The past two months were good for managed futures. Here's a comparison.
Manager Profile: Building a new algorithmic system poses challenges. How one research team went about a two-year project.
Practitioner View: The president of NIBA sees introducing brokers developing new niches.
Top Ten These first-quarter winners include a China-based CTA.
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Tue, 13 Apr 2010
Founders Q&A: How does pattern recognition work? A pioneer, NuWave founder Troy Buckner, explains
Futures Lab: Why do markets trend? AQR study has insights as to the economic rationale.
Insider Talk: Yu-Dee Chang of ACE Investment Strategists on managing many CTAs in one and prospects for Chinese futures
Manager Profile Multi-billion-dollar quantitative shop AQR has a new managed futures fund. Take a look at it.
News Briefs: Man Group's AHL, Newedge, MF Global, EFX, CME, Eurex.
Top Ten: Global trend hedge funds from the Morningstar database.
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Fri, 19 Mar 2010
Founders Q&A: Paskewitz Asset Management's contrarian strategy is the opposite of trend following. How does it work? The top-ranking manager discusses this distinctive approach.
Futures Lab Spread trading: Learn what it is, how it is done and the risks and benefits.
Insider Talk: Up and coming young quants look to the future.
Practitioner Viewpoint Systematic trading gives you real diversification, argue Jason Russell and Nicholas Markos of Acorn Global Investments.
News Briefs New Cowen-Ramius managed futures and macro fund, Hollywood futures, Singapore Exchange, Newedge, CME, RTS, Oman Crude futures,, CFTC clamps down on FX schemes
Top Ten Best CTAs from a ranking based on 25 statistics.
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