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JLN Managed Futures: Man GLG Hires Money Managers Hill, Lynch From Moore Capital; Newedge CTA Index ekes out a slight gain for 2015; Hedge Fund Flows Collapse in 2015 Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary NFA Election, CTA/CPO Category – A Heated Race Doug Ashburn – JLN Though the election for U.S. President is still nearly a year away, most of us have grown tired of the daily dosages of Donald, Hillary, Bernie, Ted, Ben, et. al. Besides, for those of us involved in the commodity trading advisor space, there is a far more interesting race happening much closer to home – one that involves mischaracterizations, accusations of “heinous” acts, and at least one threatened lawsuit. Pretty heady stuff for the usually staid, genteel NFA. On December 10, 2015, the National Futures Association sent…

JLN Managed Futures: How to Get Commodity Exposure Without Taking Delivery; Convergex Partners with FCStone to Launch Futures Prime Brokerage; Managed Futures October Performance Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Emerging Manager Forum, Miami is Just Around the Corner Doug Ashburn – JLN The last of the 2015 CTA Expo lineup, Emerging Manager Forum, takes place on December 10 at the Eden Roc Hotel Miami. While each event provides a great, relatively low-cost way to engage with fellow CTAs, allocators and service providers, the Emerging Manager Forum is particularly focused on the critical issues facing the emerging community and the capital sources that invest with them. The word from the conference host is that registrations are running about 60 percent ahead of last year’s, so we expect a robust…

JLN Managed Futures: The relentless heartbreak of trend-following funds; Winton: The Growth Of The CTA Industry; CTA Expo returns to Chicago Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary CTA Expo Update Doug Ashburn – John Lothian News CTA Expo returns to Chicago on September 17, 2015, at the UBS Center at 1 N. Wacker Dr. The event features a number of panels specifically addressing the most pressing issues in the CTA space. Gerry Corcoran, CEO of R.J. O’Brien, kicks off the event with a look at the futures industry – “Where are we and where are we going.” Other panels cover institutional investors, family offices, the art of communication, due diligence and more. CTA Expo typically sells out, but I hear there are a few slots still…

JLN Managed Futures: Risk Parity, CTA Flows ‘Pose Risk for Fundamental Investors,’ JPMorgan Says; CTA/managed funds lose out to global macro allocations; ‘Alternative’ Mutual Funds Providing Limited Protection Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary CTA Expo Update Doug Ashburn – John Lothian News CTA Expo returns to Chicago on September 17, 2015, at the UBS Center at 1 N. Wacker Dr. On the afternoon of the 16th, there is a half-day program for registered traders,”The Rules of the Game – Business Guidelines for Emerging Managers.” I will be co-hosting the 3 pm session along with BarclayHedge president Sol Waksman on the effective use of media and databases in an emerging manager’s marketing plan. CTA sells out every year, so sign up today. Historically, registered capital sources make up a little less than half…

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…

(CTA) Call To Action: Bryan Johnson Calls For Strategic, Practical Marketing For Managed Futures Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Marketing is one of the toughest parts of running a managed futures firm. It takes time, money and is often outside the skill set of most CTAs. Bryan Johnson of Johnson & Co. has spent the past five years helping and teaching fund managers about its importance and how to do it. He said CTAs may in the perfect spot right now to offer managed futures and expand their businesses. “Marketing has become more critical than it been ever before,” said Johnson, who sat down with John Lothian News at CTA Expo New York. “There’s more noise and there are…

JLN Managed Futures: Emerging Manager Forum Miami Dec 9; Newedge Commodity CTA Index Crosses 20% in Year-to-Date Performance; Autumn volatility puts managed futures top in class Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Spelling It Out: Esther Goodman’s Tips For Emerging Managers JohnLothianNews.com When Esther and Mark Goodman took time off after departing Kenmar Group, the couple decided they wanted to help funds and managers grow their businesses. The Goodman’s started Conyers Group, and now serve as directors for some funds, work with emerging managers and are also seeking to add their expertise to 40-act funds. Esther Goodman, who spoke with John Lothian News editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf, said the potential for emerging managers is very positive – discretionary or technical – as long as they can differentiate themselves from the pack. “I…

JLN Managed Futures: Trend-following hedge funds’ future in doubt; CFTC Eases Hedge-Fund Advertising Ban; CTAs bounce back to post positive performance in August Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Conference Season Open Jim Kharouf There are a couple of events coming to Chicago next week. CTA Expo will be held at the UBS Tower in Chicago on September 23. I will be there as well, on one panel titled “Public Relations And The Press….Building A Foundation For Effective Capital Raising” and another breakout session talking about the value of video in your marketing. Space is always limited, so sign up now. The keynote speaker this year is Leo Melamed, an always insightful and provocative orator. http://ctaexpo.com/chicago/ Secondly, is the National Introducing Broker Association (NIBA) Conference on September 22,…

JLN Managed Futures: Managed Futures: The Next Five Years; Industry waits for managed futures to recover from slip-up; Fewer Funds Reporting To Databases, But AUM Up Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Managed Futures: The Next Five Years Campbell & Co. The past five years have proven phenomenal for investors in equity indices. Will the next five years offer the same opportunities? Even with the turmoil of the last few weeks, many believe that equity returns will continue to climb. If you believe that the S&P, with an annualized return exceeding 18% (through May 2014), is likely to continue to deliver this level of performance, there is little need for portfolio diversification. A look in the rearview mirror, however, suggests that the results of the past few years may not be…