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Emanuel Balarie – ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Funds Standard

Emanuel Balarie is portfolio manager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Funds. He also serves as managing director for Balarie Capital Management, the managed futures division of Archer Financial Services, Inc. He spoke with JLN Managed Futures Editor Jim Kharouf about the current market for managed futures, what his firm looks for in CTAs and what the future looks like for the managed futures space.

Ray McKenzie – ICE Futures U.S. Standard

Ray McKenzie

ICE Futures U.S. posted a monthly volume record of 850,244 contracts in its ICE U.S. Dollar Index futures in June. It also hit a daily volume record of 81,814 contracts on June 9 when the notional value of USDX contracts traded exceeded $6 billion. Jim Kharouf spoke with Ray McKenzie, vice president of ICE Futures U.S. about what is driving volumes on the dollar index, what sets it apart from competing indices, ICE’s re-launched FX futures and where the FX futures markets are going.

Tammy Botsford – Penson Futures Standard

Tammy Botsford

Tammy Botsford, vice president and deputy general counsel at Penson Futures, spoke with John Lothian News (JLN) editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the Dodd-Frank Act and the current status of the reform process. Botsford also spoke about rule proposals on position limits, credit ratings and segregated funds, as well as the costs of regulation and how new rules will likely be rolled out for market participants.

Ranjan Bhaduri – AlphaMetrix (Part 1) Standard

Ranjan Bhaduri

Ranjan Bhaduri is chief research officer at AlphaMetrix, a Chicago-based company providing hedge funds and investors with an independent platform, administration, transparency, risk monitoring and analytics, due diligence, background investigation and hedge fund event services. JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf spoke with Bhaduri about how the CTA space is changing, its diversity and its interesting follow-up to the well-known John Lintner managed futures study. View Part 2 here.

Ranjan Bhaduri – AlphaMetrix (Part 2) Standard

Ranjan Bhaduri

Part 2 of our interview with Ranjan Bhaduri, chief research officer at AlphaMetrix. AlphaMetrix provides hedge funds and investors with an independent platform, administration, transparency, risk monitoring and analytics, due diligence, background investigation and hedge fund event services. JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf spoke with Bhaduri about how the CTA space is changing, its diversity and its interesting follow-up to the well-known John Lintner managed futures study. View Part 1 here.

Jennifer M. Ropiak – NYSE Liffe US Standard

Jennifer Ropiak

Jennifer Ropiak, vice president of precious metals business development at NYSE Liffe US, sat down with Jessica Titlebaum, editor at large of John Lothian News, to discuss patterns in the metals market, why silver has seen so much activity, and how trends in Asia may influence our metals investors to take delivery on gold.

George Rohrs – Uhlmann Price Securities Standard

George Rohrs

George Rohrs, Jr. got his start in the managed funds business with R.J. O’Brien & Associates in the early 1980s, where he helped the firm develop its commodity pool operator business along with managed futures. Today, he is the owner and president of Rohrs & Co. and senior investment executive with Uhlmann Price Securities. Rohrs spoke with John Lothian & Co.’s Jessica Titlebaum about how he met legendary investor Jim Rogers in 1996, and developed a fund that tracks Roger’s International Commodity Index starting in 1998.

Mark Shore – DePaul University Standard

Mark Shore

Mark Shore, a 20-year veteran of the markets, was recently named adjunct professor at DePaul University, where he is teaching a new course on managed futures. Shore founded Shore Capital Management in 2008 and is a registered CTA. JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf spoke with Shore about his career, the new course at DePaul and prospects for the managed futures space.