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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…

NFA Election – Ernest Jaffarian reply to statements of James Koutoulas and John Roe Blog

From Ernest Jaffarian: I find it necessary to speak to a number of mischaracterizations regarding the service of Doug Bry and myself on the NFA Board. It was Doug Bry who originally suggested to me in 2011 that I pursue election to the NFA Board.  He did so out of a deep concern for the needs of CTAs and their clients in the wake of MF Global.  When the nominating committee chose to nominate the incumbent to a non-contested position on the ballot, he encouraged me to petition to be added to the ballot.  It was then that I encouraged…

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…

John Roe Responds to John Lothian Endorsement of Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian for NFA Board of Directors Blog

John Roe is a candidate for the Board of the National Futures Association representing CTAs and CPOs. He is running on a platform along with James Koutoulas for the Board. I endorsed their competition, Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian, who, like Koutoulas and Roe, are current members of the NFA Board representing CTAs and CPOs. Roe has written this rebuttal to my endorsement and posted it on the web site of the Commodity Customer Coalition, a group he and Koutoulas created during the MF Global bankruptcy to represent the interests of some customers. Here is the beginning of Roe’s response…

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…

Vote Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian for NFA Board, CTA/CPO Category Blog,Commentary

With the permission of Doug Bry, Ernest Jaffarian and NFA election guidelines, I am writing you to urge your support of Doug and Ernest in the current NFA Board of Directors election. You should be receiving your ballots shortly. Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian deserve the votes of NFA member Commodity Trading Advisors and Commodity Pool Operators in the upcoming contested election for the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association. They have worked hard on behalf of CTAs and CPOs and have made a positive impact on the board. They deserve to be re-elected. The candidates they are…

Vote Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian for NFA Board, CTA/CPO Category Blog,Commentary

With the permission of Doug Bry, Ernest Jaffarian and NFA election guidelines, I am writing you to urge your support of Doug and Ernest in the current NFA Board of Directors election. You should be receiving your ballots shortly. Doug Bry and Ernest Jaffarian deserve the votes of NFA member Commodity Trading Advisors and Commodity Pool Operators in the upcoming contested election for the Board of Directors of the National Futures Association. They have worked hard on behalf of CTAs and CPOs and have made a positive impact on the board. They deserve to be re-elected. The candidates they are…

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…

John Lothian Newsletter: Speed Trading Heavyweight Allston Pulls Out of Stock Market; Borsa Istanbul in talks over stake sale; CME Starts Gold Futures in Hong Kong in Price-Benchmark Race John Lothian Newsletter,Newsletter

First Read On Voluntary Subscriptions By John Needham, Needham Consulting I am a believer that folks should use whatever free resources available to them, both professionally and personally. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram are examples of services that are free for ordinary users/consumers, and I use all of them, for personal or professional purposes. (Sometimes I use one or more of them for both.) My usage for each of these services is based on their cost to me – nothing! If one or more of these services started to charge for the servies, then I’d make a value judgement on…