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Opalesque Managed Futures Roundtable - Chicago 2009

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Dear Reader,

Our best product ideas are coming from our clients.

Our clients – you! – did suggest in early 2008 to start the Opalesque Roundtable Series with the aim of portraying the world's leading financial or alternative asset management centers. Opalesque Roundtables are actually the only ones that are produced by “real-world” get-togethers of the participants at the respective jurisdiction or region. This personal, on-the-ground meeting and interaction is vital for an authentic discussion and the think-tank like outcomes of our Roundtables.

In 2009 we launched the Opalesque Futures Intelligence with the help of Chidem Kurdas, Ph.D. Also this publication was suggested from our readers, as - after the demise of MARHedge - the managed futures and CTA-community was not covered by a professional trade publication. Both our Roundtables and the Opalesque Futures Intelligence have well over 40,000 readers each.

Today – and you guessed it: following readers' suggestions – we present you our first Opalesque MANAGED FUTURES Roundtable.

As we discovered in this Roundtable, the level of interest in managed futures after 2008 spiked significantly. It is encouraging to see investors that have historically shied away from managed futures taking a thoughtful approach to this strategy. They are not simply chasing the “hot dot” or trying to merely boost returns, but rather taking a much more measured approach.

Historically, managed futures were often put into the hedge fund category. But after 2008, this can no longer be intellectually and quantitatively justified. More and more investors have carved out a new investment slice in the pie - managed futures. This is a systemic change going forward, and the participants of this Roundtable believe we won't go back to the old thinking in that regard.

This Opalesque Managed Futures Roundtable was sponsored by the CME Group and took place October 20th 2009 at the CME Group office in Chicago with:

  • Ernest Jaffarian, President and CEO, Efficient Capital Management
  • Steve Wolf, Co-Chairman of Tradelink and DigiLog Capital
  • John FitzGibbon, Managing Director, Lighthouse Partners
  • Aleks Kins, President and CEO, AlphaMetrix Group
  • Joseph Canepari, President, Rotella Capital Management
  • Dr. Francisco Vaca, Chairman and CEO, Vaca Capital Management
  • Brian Proctor, Managing Director, EMC Capital
  • Rick Redding, Managing Director, CME Group
Enjoy 'listening in' to the new Opalesque Managed Futures - Chicago Roundtable!

Matthias Knab

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