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Brand New: Hehmeyer Moves Into Managed Futures & More Blog,Commentary,Feature,Video,video

Sometimes it’s time to diversify. Chris Hehmeyer formed a new firm called Hehmeyer Trading & Investments LLC that will expand into the managed futures and introducing broker space. The renamed company comes from his prior firm, HTG Capital Partners, which acquired Kottke & Associates in late 2016. The new name helps simplify things for Hehmeyer, who has integrated HTG’s proprietary trading operation along with Kottke’s commodity trading advisor and introducing broker business. Hehmeyer, who serves as CEO of the the new entity, sees plenty of opportunity in the CTA business. He said there is an appetite for non-correlated investments and…

Peeling back the layers of the European regulatory onion with Finex’s Andrew Gebhardt Managed Futures,Regulation,Video

As regulatory bodies implement sweeping new rules for the financial industry in the wake of the ‘08 crisis, an increasing problem lies in navigating these always complex and occasionally differing rules and regs across international boundaries.   JLN sat down with Andrew Gebhardt, managing partner at Finex LLP, to see how the situation is playing out for investment funds in Europe. The short answer is not well. The disconnect between U.S. and European regulators is so severe, Gebhardt advocates that small firms looking to expand to Europe should consider joining forces with an entity already licensed to created funds —…

Looking Up: RJO’s Gerry Corcoran Bullish On Managed Futures Blog,Managed Futures

As chairman and CEO of one of the largest FCMs in the world, Gerry Corcoran of RJ O’Brien has diversified its services from futures execution and a clearing member firm to a host of other markets and businesses including managed futures. To him, the managed futures space has a lot of room to grow. JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf sat down with Corcoran last week at the FIA Boca Conference to talk a bit about his views of the managed futures space. Q: What do you see in the managed futures space? A: I’ve personally been invested in managed futures for…

Making It Attainable: RCM Buys Attain To Broaden Managed Futures Reach Blog

RCM Asset Management pushed further into the managed futures space today with the announcement it has acquired Attain Capital Management. With the move, RCM aims to strengthen its education offerings and broaden its customer base. “Things that they do very well, RCM does not do well or at all. So the combination of the two firms will really enable us to further our reach in the space,” said Bobby Schwartz, CEO and managing director at RCM. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Attain, which started in 2002 offering trading systems to high net worth individuals, has grown over the…

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….

Old School/New School: Mark de Souza says County Cork blends experience with technology Interview,Managed Futures,Video

The managed futures space is always producing new managers with new takes on the market. County Cork LLC, a managed futures firm, is looking to bring experience to its clients with traders in the agriculture and equity markets who’ve seen it all. John Lothian News sat down with Mark de Souza, president of County Cork to talk about what sets the firm apart from other funds at the Emerging Manager Forum in Miami in December. “The uniqueness of what County Cork has brought to the marketplace in terms of those discretionary programs is our managers don’t come from trading backgrounds,”…

Just How Healthy Are the US and EU Economies? Financials,Interview,Managed Futures,Video

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The climb back from the economic crisis has been long and hard. Two market participants believe that much is left to be done in Europe and in the US. Bob Swarup, principal of Camdor Capital in London who has studied economic crisis dating back to ancient Greece, says Europe isn’t out of trouble, while Charles Johnson, managing director of Tano Capital said the US economy still has some major hurdles in 2014. Jim Kharouf, editor-in-chief of John Lothian News spoke with Swarup and Johnson at the Emerging Manager Forum in Miami last month. European Economy Swarup says he is not…

Emerging Opportunity: Silvercrest’s Mike Dubin on Matching Small Funds with Large Investors Managed Futures,Video

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The managed futures space continued to struggle to post enticing returns in 2013, but Silvercrest Asset Management’s Mike Dubin says that has not kept his firm from looking for emerging manager talent in the space. Dubin, who spoke at the Emerging Manager Forum in Miami in December, says the research shows that smaller emerging managers have continued to outpace larger funds by 2 percent to 4 percent per annum. There have been a number of studies which have concluded that smaller funds posting nice returns tend to perform poorly going forward when they have large pools of capital to manage…

Richard Bornhoft, founder of the Bornhoft Group, discusses what he looks for in CTAs Interview,Managed Futures,Video

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Richard Bornhoft is founder, president and CIO at Bornhoft Group and has specialized in the creation and oversight of CTA-managed futures portfolios for more than 30 years. He sat down with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf to talk about the managed futures space, the opportunities in the space and the challenges that are still facing the industry. Bornhoft has almost 30 years experience as an investment manager in the development and management of multiple-CTA managed futures portfolios for institutional investors. He has designed and implemented the asset allocation, valuation and risk management for such portfolios. During his career, he has managed…