Opalesque Futures Briefing » People http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Funds Established Winning “Trump Trade” Before Election Outcome http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13238 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13238#comments Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:08:46 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13238 Institutional investors sent dichotomous signals in their positioning leading up to the election of Donald Trump. While hedge funds moved to establish risk-on positions – establishing notable long Trump trade exposure in S&P 500 futures contracts, for instance — it was more conservative institutional investors who ran from the election, embracing a risk-off stance.
This occurred as managed futures CTA…

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Three Reasons to Be Worried About the Blackstone Group http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13185 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13185#comments Sun, 30 Oct 2016 23:01:23 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13185 Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta and Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress and Clinton advisor-in-waiting were talking about Jonathan Gray, the global head of real estate and member of the board of directors of the Blackstone Group, a Wall Street private equity firm that is now the largest single owner of real estate in the entire…

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Austrian Managed Futures lawyer takes 3rd place in world’s longest stairclimb race http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13179 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13179#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:58:25 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13179 Rolf Majcen, Managing Director of Vienna based FTC Capital, won the third place racing up the longest stairclimb of the world in the Shanghai World Financial Centre. The competition was held on 16 October in Shanghai. The Shanghai World Financial Centre is 495 meters high. In this race, runners had to run up 100 floors, 2744 stairs and 474 meters…

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Campbell & Company hires Joseph Kelly as managing director http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13110 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13110#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 23:00:10 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13110 Campbell & Company today announced that Joseph D. Kelly joined the firm and will assume the role of Managing Director, Client Solutions Group. Mr. Kelly will be responsible for Campbell’s institutional sales and consultant relations efforts. Campbell & Company is an absolute return investment advisor specializing in systematic managed futures and equity market-neutral strategies.
“Joe is a highly strategic business development…

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Tyler Wood Appointed Senior Vice President of Global Business Development for Mediatrix Capital Inc. http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13108 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13108#comments Sun, 09 Oct 2016 22:59:46 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13108 Mediatrix Capital Inc. announced today that Tyler Wood has been named Senior Vice President of Global Business Development. He has 15+ years of experience in alternative investments management such as Forex, managed futures and international strategies and also consults with private clients on the formation of hedge funds and alternative investment portfolios.
He previously worked with SRB Capital Management and…

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Jacob Wohl Subject Of Regulatory Complaint, Father Allegedly Tells NFA “Stay Away Or Else” http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13001 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13001#comments Mon, 29 Aug 2016 00:04:02 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13001 Self-proclaimed investment strategy guru Jacob Wohl, who professed to train would-be traders on managed futures trading strategies, may have found his Waterloo. The National Futures Association, which regulates the managed futures CTA hedge fund space and conducts performance audits of members, charged obstructed the NFA investigation and points to an investor complaint that he may have attempted to abscond with…

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With an Election in November, Is the Time Right for Futures? http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12995 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12995#comments Mon, 22 Aug 2016 00:54:26 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12995 Due to the reputation futures have for performing well in uncertain times, investors may be examining if now is the right time for managed futures. Due to the reputation futures have for performing well in uncertain times, investors may be examining if now is the right time to look at managed futures with an unsettled election just months away.

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Paul Tudor Jones Calls on Quants to Revamp Firm Hurt by Losses http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12934 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12934#comments Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:34:54 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12934 Even for Paul Tudor Jones, who became a hedge fund legend by trading the old fashioned way, it’s time to bring in the quants. Jones, suffering losses and about $700 million in investor withdrawals in the second quarter, has accelerated a high-tech revamp at Tudor Investment Corp. in the past year, according to three people familiar with the matter.

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As Man Group’s Roman Joins PIMCO, Diversification Strategy In Play http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12887 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12887#comments Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:29:12 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12887 The Southern California region is known to be one of several hotbeds for alternative investing thought. That reputation might have been cemented just a little further when PIMCO, formerly the world’s leading bond fund manager, lured Emmanuel “Manny” Roman away from his perch as CEO at London-based Man Group.
What many inside the CTA industry appreciated at the time was…

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CME Group and BarclayHedge Honor Managed Futures Leaders http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12815 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12815#comments Mon, 27 Jun 2016 00:56:20 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12815 CME Group, the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and BarclayHedge, recognized managed futures industry leaders at the fifth annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards last night. The winners of this year’s Pinnacle Achievement Award are Richard Dennis, independent trader, and William Eckhardt, Chairman and CEO of Eckhardt Trading Company.
In the mid-1980s, Dennis and Eckhardt developed trading systems and…

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