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Long run: Jack Schwager talks traders, old and new Interview,Video

Jack Schwager’s career runs from pre-financial futures markets to author of the Markets Wizard books to an online start-up today. As the recipient of the CTA Expo’s 2105 Lifetime Achievement Award in New York in April, he spoke with Jim Kharouf, editor-in-chief of John Lothian News about what he knows about about top traders and his new venture, Fundseeder, an online platform for the next generation of market wizards. For Schwager, top traders don’t just post profits, but have great risk management as well. “It doesn’t have to be complicated at all,” Schwager said of risk management systems. “Most risk…

JLN Managed Futures: CTAs enjoy second strongest quarter since 2008; Why most millennials don’t invest in the stock market; Hedge fund machines cash in – again Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary New York – CTA Expo, April 29 CTA Expo CTAExpo New York is a one day conference, consisting of speakers and panels combined with extensive networking opportunities. Attendees can attend any of the presentations throughout the day or decide to talk and network with other industry professionals. In 2014 CTAExpo conferences in New York and Chicago again had capacity attendance while attendance at Emerging Manager Forum Miami was up almost 20% and had over 100 attendees from the Florida Alternative Investment Community. jlne.ws/WXbIGg NEW YORK 2015 – National Introducing Brokers Association Join fellow IBs, CTAs, CPOs, APs, regulatory officials…

Open Spaces: Coquest Looks to Expand in Managed Futures Blog,Managed Futures

Coquest is making a bigger push into the managed futures space. The firm, which announced the addition of Max Eagye as managing director last week to further expand its managed futures business, sees an opportunity to grow within the space with individual investors, complementing its client base of high net-worth individuals and institutions. John Vassallo, who co-founded Coquest with Dennis Weinman 25 years ago, said the potential for the space is still strong. The firm bought a 50 percent stake in a managed futures broker called Mega Capital six years ago and purchased the rest of the company last year….

JLN Managed Futures: Can Managed-Futures Hedge Funds Revive?; CTA, global macro strategies to benefit from ECB’s quantitative easing; Hedge Funds: Year-End Redemptions Push Q4 Flows Negative Managed Futures,Newsletter

Observations/Commentary Tough Nut: RCM Finds New Ways to Get Managed Futures to RIAs By Jim Kharouf, JLN Starting a new financial asset management company in the midst of a financial crisis does not seem like a great idea, particularly one focused on managed futures. But Bobby Schwartz saw an opportunity to move into the space and created RCM Asset Management in 2010. The former CME floor trader also saw potential where others saw disaster when MF Global collapsed in October 2011. “We started to look at the amount of money allocated to managed futures versus hedge funds, and thought there…

Tough Nut: RCM Finds New Ways to Get Managed Futures to RIAs Blog,Managed Futures

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Starting a new financial asset management company in the midst of a financial crisis does not seem like a great idea, particularly one focused on managed futures. But Bobby Schwartz saw an opportunity to move into the space and created RCM Asset Management in 2010. The former CME floor trader also saw potential where others saw disaster when MF Global collapsed in October 2011. “We started to look at the amount of money allocated to managed futures versus hedge funds, and thought there was an opportunity there,” said Schwartz, RCM’s CEO and managing partner. Schwartz along with principal Ed Sweeney…

James Koutoulas Needs to Put Up or Step Aside Blog,Commentary,Managed Futures,Regulation

NFA board of directors member James Koutoulas has made some troubling accusations about the nomination of public directors by the NFA Board’s Executive Committee.  He needs to come forth with some convincing smoking gun, proving the conspiracy and cover up he is accusing NFA staff and fellow Executive Committee members of, or resign from the board. Word of Koutoulas’ accusations filtered out of a Commodity Customer Coalition Town Hall webcast and were reported by Lynne Marek of Crain’s Chicago Business. Koutoulas claims the NFA Executive Committee did not properly nominate the public directors to the NFA Board.  The chairman of…

Unfinished Business: John Roe Asks for Two More Years on the NFA Board of Directors Blog,Managed Futures,Regulation,Video

This year’s elections for the  board of directors of the National Futures Association is underway. John Lothian News spoke with several of the candidates, including commodity trading advisor and Commodity Customer Coalition co-founder John Roe, first elected to the board two years ago pledging reform. “When I ran for the board of directors two years ago,” says Roe, “we set out to accomplish a few things with regard to customer protections and increasing regulatory efficiency. Two years just simply is not enough time to get all of that done, and I feel we have a lot more to accomplish.” Roe is commodity…

Share Your Secret Sauce! Alan Snyder Says Emerging Managers Should Provide More Details Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Fund managers are faced with a myriad of challenges from trading and risk management to compliance and operating a business. But the challenge of marketing and raising money can be most daunting of all. Jim Kharouf, editor-in-chief of John Lothian News, spoke with Alan Snyder, managing partner of Shinnecock Group, who says there are several keys to attracting and keeping institutional investors. One of them is “sharing your secret sauce.” Snyder said that providing deeper information about how a fund trades is part of the real key in the sales process – engendering trust. “Financial services is like an intangible,”…

Which Direxion for 40 Act Funds Blog

The question for many in the managed futures industry at the CTA Expo in Chicago last month was where the next opportunity will come from. Several years now into the next big thing – managed futures mutual funds or 40 Act Funds – there is great hope and great potential for the product, depending on who you speak with. It could be the product that zaps the managed futures industry out of its doldrums and finally brings this sector into the mainstream investing circle in a big way. Others see wrinkles in the product that need to be ironed out….