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JLN Managed Futures: Why Correlations Between Asset Classes Matter; Managed futures start second half of the year with strong performance; Asset managers promise to put clients first from now on Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary CTA Expo Update Doug Ashburn – John Lothian News Frank, Bucky and the CTA Expo team will be hosting their annual Chicago event September 17, 2015 at the UBS Center at 1 N. Wacker Dr. This event sells out every year, so sign up today. There are currently over 225 industry professionals registered including 100 who have registered as capital sources and 33 participating CTAs. CTA registrations still start at just $500, Service Providers at $700 and Capital sources, including asset allocators, pool operators and professional clients, attend CTAExpo conferences for free. For what you get, the event is…

JLN Managed Futures: How Whipsawing Grain Prices Are Affecting ADM, Cargill; Barclay CTA Index down 1.71 per cent in June; Here’s why ETFs are overtaking hedge funds Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Video Killed the Radio Star: J2’s Esposito Stresses Importance of Digital Media JohnLothianNews.com “Video is king. Video is everywhere.” Joan Esposito, co-founder of the media consulting firm J2 Strategic Communications, said that more companies are putting CEOs and other key personnel in video for their websites, internal communications and external strategies. “That’s wonderful because it puts a human face and hopefully a passionate face on the company,” she said. “But if they make a video like that and they are dull or not energetic, or not passionate, or not clear, that’s not helping your company.” Watch the video »…

JLN Managed Futures: Managed Funds Association 2015 Conference Recap; With $21 Trillion, China’s Savers Are Set to Change the WorldQuant funds in a box Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Summer Intern Speaker Series in NY and Chicago John Lothian News is hosting its third annual MarketsWiki Education 2015 Chicago and New York World of Opportunity Summer Intern Education Series – in New York on July 15 and in Chicago August 4, 5 and 7. The series will feature speakers from around the financial industry who will present short 10 to 15 minute talks that cover the entire scope of our markets, from exchanges to trading firms, indexes, regulation and technology. Interns and new employees will get personal stories as well as valuable information about trends in the markets…

JLN Managed Futures: Managed futures making a come back; Barclay CTA Index gains 3.41% in January; As Hedge Fund Returns Falter, Money Continues to Flow In Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Making It Attainable: RCM Buys Attain To Broaden Managed Futures Reach Jim Kharouf – JLN RCM Asset Management pushed further into the managed futures space today with the announcement it has acquired Attain Capital Management. With the move, RCM aims to strengthen its education offerings and broaden its customer base. “Things that they do very well, RCM does not do well or at all. So the combination of the two firms will really enable us to further our reach in the space,” said Bobby Schwartz, CEO and managing director at RCM. Attain, which started in 2002 offering trading systems…

JLN Managed Futures: Some Words From Winton Capital’s David Harding; Barclay CTA Index Gains 0.87% in May; Managed-Futures Funds Still Popular Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Some Words From Winton Capital’s David HardingAttain CapitalWinton’s David Harding On HFT, CTAs, And QE Attain: You’ve recently been quoted saying “don’t call us an F*^%$ CTA…”, yet Winton makes up approximately 8% of BarclayHedge’s reported $325 Billion in Managed Futures Industry AUM. How much, if any, of Winton’s $24.4 Billion in AUM should be counted as Managed Futures industry assets in your opinion? Just the Winton Futures Fund? And a quick follow-up, do you think Dalio’s Bridgewater should be included in the managed futures AUM number? http://jlne.ws/1rR15Xs**JK – Why yes, he is an F-ing CTA. Barclay CTA Index…

JLN Managed Futures: Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards; Hedge funds post negative results; Winton gains from cash equities Blog,Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations / Statistics / Commentary 3rd Annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards, June 17th, ChicagoThe Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards recognizes excellence exclusively in the managed futures space. Presented by CME Group and BarclayHedge, the Awards honor the top managers in the industry today, while providing networking opportunities for managers and investors. The awards are based on a set of quantitative data from BarclayHedge.http://jlne.ws/O8yRZC***DA: Since our last issue, the nominees for each category have been announced and, just this week, we learned that Frank Caliendo, arguably the best comic impressionist of our time, will be the featured entertainment. If you will be…

Tracy Wills-Zapata Talks About Campbell & Co.’s Methods and Mutual Funds Interview,Managed Futures,Tech / HFT,Video

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Baltimore-based Campbell & Co. has grown into one of the top managed futures firms in the world over the past 40-plus years. Tracy Wills-Zapata, managing director, business development at Campbell spoke with Jim Kharouf, JLN editor-in-chief about how the firm approaches the markets, how it attracts clients and its recent entry into the managed futures mutual fund space. She outlines the firm’s quantitative modeling approach and how it builds teams of mathematicians, scientists, economists and engineers to build trading strategies for its clients. This mix and match of talents has served the firm well. It currently has about $3 billion…

JLN Managed Futures: A Plea to the Retail Investors; Another legal headache for SAC’s Cohen; Harding plans continued success for Winton Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations – Statistics – Commentary It has been a rough stretch for some commodity players, with the long-only commodity funds bearing most of the brunt. Speaking of bearing the brunt, Steven Cohen and SAC Capital Advisors have had a pretty tough week. June brings the Managed Funds Association to town for its annual Forum Chicago; CME Group and BarclayHedge will be hosting the second annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards on the eve of the conference. Perhaps the hottest trend in the managed futures sector, though, is the emergence of managed futures mutual funds. For a closer look at these products…

JLN Managed Futures: CTAs eye swap futures; The end of the commodity party; So you want to be a CTA? Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations – Statistics – Commentary In this issue, we see CTAs following a new trend – that of swap futurization. Some see the end of the commodity party, but a lady named Margarita says otherwise. George Soros continues to hurl verbal grenades at Germany after having recently declared war in the Eurozone. Our friends at Attain Capital ask, “So you want to be a CTA?” And Dodd-Frank is keeping the regulatory section of JLN Managed Futures full of new stories. But first, Allston Trading CEO Raj Mahajan takes a look at opportunities and challenges in the algorithmic sector.