Managed Futures is one of fastest growing segments today, and interest in this industry continues to grow as investors look to diversify beyond traditional asset classes. There are many benefits that come from incorporating managed futures into portfolios. It is our goal to highlight these benefits, honor the top managers, and provide increased visibility into the Managed Futures space.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Preceding MFA’s Forum 2014
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Registration and cocktails
7:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Seated dinner, awards, entertainment
10:00 p.m. – Post-awards Reception
Four Seasons Hotel
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611
CME Group and BarclayHedge are pleased to announce this year’s Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards entertainment, Comedian Frank Caliendo.
Famous for his dead-on impressions, Caliendo has been a fixture on the comedy circuit for over a decade. Caliendo regularly hosts specials on TBS and Comedy Central, and frequently appears on late night talk shows such as Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show and the Late Show with David Letterman.
In addition to his sketch comedy, Caliendo co-starred in a Twentieth Century Fox feature film, The Comebacks, and for nine seasons was seen every week on the "FOX NFL SUNDAY" pregame show.
On stage, Caliendo’s high energy act is a blend of observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories that build to a frenetic pace. Appropriately described by the Hollywood Reporter as "a combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey," Caliendo is sure to deliver an energetic performance at this year’s award program.
2014 winners (in bold) for the following award categories based on quantitative data from BarclayHedge:
David Harding, Chief Executive Officer of Winton Capital Management, to receive this year's award.
ABOUT THE AWARD METHODOLOGY
The BarclayHedge approach to selecting the 2014 Pinnacle Award nominees & winners is based on a group of quantitative manager performance metrics most commonly used by investors. A mixture of interviews and surveys were conducted with professional asset allocators to determine (1) which criteria are most useful to them in their selection process for managers and (2) how those criteria ranked in order of importance. The top five performance metrics (based on aggregate ranking score) were selected and each metric was given a unique “weight” to compute the final score of qualified CTA programs in each award category. The three programs with the best scores in each category are selected as the nominees, and the program with the top score will be named the winner.
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Qualified investors receive complimentary registration.
A single sponsorship level includes two tables and Wall Street Journal coverage.
INDIVIDUAL TABLE PURCHASES
Tables for 10 without sponsorship benefits are available. Individual seats not available for purchase.
All nominated managers are entitled to two complimentary passes. Managers not nominated, but still interested in attending, need to be invited by a sponsor or table purchaser.
The 2014 Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards honored top managers with a total of 14 awards, including the Pinnacle Achievement Award presented to David Harding, CEO and Chariman of Winton Capital Management. The night’s host and comedian, Frank Caliendo, provided entertainment throughout the program and standup comedy to end the night.
David Harding, CEO and Chairman, Winton Capital Management
David Harding is the CEO and Chairman of Winton Capital Management, a successful global investment manager, an entrepreneur and an advocate for science education and physics research.
Since graduating from Cambridge University with a First Class Honours degree in Natural Sciences specialising in Theoretical Physics in 1982, Mr. Harding has started two of the world’s leading alternative investment companies. Winton, which he founded in 1997, is a global leader in financial mathematics and scientific research into financial markets and one of the UK’s most successful private companies, currently managing assets in excess of $24 billion. In 1987, Mr. Harding co-founded Adam Harding and Lueck (AHL), one of the first systematic trend following CTAs in Europe, which was subsequently bought by the Man Group and remains one of the cornerstones of the FTSE listed company. David has made philanthropic donations to causes related to the furthering of science, risk literacy and education in the UK and is an Honorary Fellow of St Catharine’s College, Cambridge. In November 2010 he pledged £20million to Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory to fund the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability which funds blue sky research in branches of condensed matter physics of relevance to energy capture and storage.
David has also endowed the Winton Professorship for the public understanding of risk at Cambridge University and the Harding Centre for Risk Literacy at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin.
David was a Board member of the Cambridge University 800th Anniversary Campaign Board and is currently a member of the Royal Society Advisory Board and the Create the Change Campaign Board, raising money for the Francis Crick Institute. He is also a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Managed Funds Association.