Guest Commentary By Jeff Malec, CEO – Attain Capital Management: To say the MF Global situation is a mess may be the understatement of the century. What began as an excuse to extol the segregated account’s safeguards against an FCM stock slide as MF Global shares lost 70% of their value in a week rapidly morphed into a full-fledged industry disaster as bankruptcy papers were filed and executives acknowledged a shortfall in those previously sacrosanct accounts. This admission, in conjunction with the bankruptcy, has caused over $5 Billion of customer funds held by MF Global to be frozen, unable to…
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Anthony Lazzara is co-founder and principal of Lido Isle Advisors, LLC., responsible for selecting and allocating to commodity trading advisors on behalf of the company’s clients. He spoke with JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf about what he looks for in CTAs today, which sectors of CTAs are doing well in this environment and what the CTA space needs to do to expand. Disclaimer: Futures and options trading involve risk. Past results are no indication of future performance.
Jay Feuerstein is chief executive officer and chief investment officer of 2100 Xenon, the managed futures affiliate of Old Mutual Asset Management. From January through August 2011, its managed futures program was up 13.83 percent, while its Global Long/Short Fixed Income program rose 8 percent, outpacing the BarclayHedge CTA Index, down 0.51 percent through August. JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf spoke with Feuerstein about 2100 Xenon, market volatility, challenges in the CTA space and where his firm got its name. Disclaimer: Futures and options trading involve risk. Past results are no indication of future performance.
Emanuel Balarie – ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Funds Interview,Managed Futures,Video
Emanuel Balarie is portfolio manager for the ADM Investor Services Diversified Strategies Funds. He also serves as managing director for Balarie Capital Management, the managed futures division of Archer Financial Services, Inc. He spoke with JLN Managed Futures Editor Jim Kharouf about the current market for managed futures, what his firm looks for in CTAs and what the future looks like for the managed futures space.
Ranjan Bhaduri is chief research officer at AlphaMetrix, a Chicago-based company providing hedge funds and investors with an independent platform, administration, transparency, risk monitoring and analytics, due diligence, background investigation and hedge fund event services. JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf spoke with Bhaduri about how the CTA space is changing, its diversity and its interesting follow-up to the well-known John Lintner managed futures study. View Part 2 here.
Part 2 of our interview with Ranjan Bhaduri, chief research officer at AlphaMetrix. AlphaMetrix provides hedge funds and investors with an independent platform, administration, transparency, risk monitoring and analytics, due diligence, background investigation and hedge fund event services. JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf spoke with Bhaduri about how the CTA space is changing, its diversity and its interesting follow-up to the well-known John Lintner managed futures study. View Part 1 here.
George Rohrs, Jr. got his start in the managed funds business with R.J. O’Brien & Associates in the early 1980s, where he helped the firm develop its commodity pool operator business along with managed futures. Today, he is the owner and president of Rohrs & Co. and senior investment executive with Uhlmann Price Securities. Rohrs spoke with John Lothian & Co.’s Jessica Titlebaum about how he met legendary investor Jim Rogers in 1996, and developed a fund that tracks Roger’s International Commodity Index starting in 1998.
Mark Shore, a 20-year veteran of the markets, was recently named adjunct professor at DePaul University, where he is teaching a new course on managed futures. Shore founded Shore Capital Management in 2008 and is a registered CTA. JLN Managed Futures editor Jim Kharouf spoke with Shore about his career, the new course at DePaul and prospects for the managed futures space.
Kevin Jamali has it going. Kevin is a Principal of Auctos Capital Management, a firm we first profiled in JLN Managed Futures back in February of 2010. Auctos is a Commodity Trading Advisor that is building a CTA business the right way. Of course, I am conflicted. Very conflicted. You see, Kevin has some partners that include one of my oldest friends in the business. In fact, I have known John J. Ruth just about as long as I have known what futures were. He was a partner in a CBOT member firm named Victor Grain, and I worked for…