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(CTA) Call To Action: Bryan Johnson Calls For Strategic, Practical Marketing For Managed Futures Interview,Managed Futures,Video

Marketing is one of the toughest parts of running a managed futures firm. It takes time, money and is often outside the skill set of most CTAs. Bryan Johnson of Johnson & Co. has spent the past five years helping and teaching fund managers about its importance and how to do it. He said CTAs may in the perfect spot right now to offer managed futures and expand their businesses. “Marketing has become more critical than it been ever before,” said Johnson, who sat down with John Lothian News at CTA Expo New York. “There’s more noise and there are…

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…

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….

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…

Fund Injection: Peter Borish Looks to Ramp Up Managed Funds Space Interview,Video

Peter Borish has seen the ups and downs in the fund space over his career. Now as chief strategist at Quad Advisors, he is focused on providing key infrastructure services to the managed funds space. Borish spoke with John Lothian, publisher of John Lothian News, at the Futures Industry Association’s EXPO in Chicago in November about the new venture and what Quad Advisors brings to the managed funds space. “We look for people with $20 million to $50 million under management,” he said. “But in a post-Dodd-Frank world, they need a lot of help to grow. We become partners, sharing…

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,”…