“We’re looking for the bad apples, trying to find them as quickly as we can, and putting them out of business.” The futures markets are about two things — price discovery and risk transfer. But all businesses that attract capital also attract a small number of less-than-scrupulous participants, or “bad apples,” as Karen Wuertz, SVP of strategic planning and communications at the National Futures Association calls them in this MarketsWiki Education, Chicago 2016 presentation. Wuertz says the NFA, in its continuing mission to ensure market integrity and protect customers, is always on the lookout both for irregular market behavior and…
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Debby Hallett of Arthur Bell CPAs on Performance Reporting for CTAs & Managed Accounts Interview,Managed Futures,Video
Debby Hallett is director of performance analysis for Arthur Bell Certified Public Accountants, a firm specializing in audit, tax, accounting, and advisory services for the alternative investment sector. Hallett, a licensed CPA, focuses on CTA and fund manager reporting procedures. She spoke with John Lothian News Editor-at-Large Doug Ashburn about presenting performance when a managed account is a fund, the differences between fund performance and CTA program performance, performance record examinations, and why more CTAs are outsourcing performance reporting services to a third party provider.