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Dear Mr. Roe, Thanks for the Reply Blog,Commentary

John Lothian

John Roe has responded to my editorial supporting Ernest Jaffarian and Doug Bry over him and James Koutoulas for the upcoming election. He posted it on the Commodity Customer Coalition website. As promised, I posted it to John Lothian News, excerpting it in a blog post and directing people to the original source. There is nothing in his response that has changed my mind. Roe and James Koutoulas are politically connected at the hip. Many of my criticisms were aimed at Koutoulas, and Roe has seemed to take on guilt by association. That is fine. It is how this election…

A Tale of Two Responses Blog,Commentary

John Lothian

My commentary about the NFA CTA/CPO election on Friday elicited different responses from the candidates I did not endorse; John Roe and James Koutoulas. Roe sent a respectful note, asked for a public clarification of some points and the opportunity to respond in this newsletter. Koutoulas took a different tack and decided to threaten me with a lawsuit for libel if I did not retract my commentary. John Roe is a classy guy and it showed in his response to me. He noted that he successfully petitioned to get on the ballot, he was not a “write-in” candidate, and asked…

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…

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…