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The Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards recognizes excellence exclusively in the managed futures space. Presented by CME Group and BarclayHedge, the Awards honor the top managers in the industry today, while providing networking opportunities for managers and investors.

WHY MANAGED FUTURES?

Managed futures are poised to build on a strong performance in 2014, with the BarclayHedge Index showing a positive return of 7.56%. Access to liquid alternative investments is improving as investor demand grows for the diversification, non-correlated returns, and risk-reducing potential these strategies offer. Our goal is to highlight these benefits, honor the top managers, and increase visibility into the managed futures space.

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EVENT DETAILS

DATE

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Preceding MFA’s Forum 2015

TIME

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Registration and cocktails

7:00 – 9:30 p.m. – Seated dinner, awards, entertainment

LOCATION

Four Seasons Hotel
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611

AWARD CATEGORIES

Nominees and winners will be announced for the following award categories based on quantitative data from BarclayHedge:

BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA

2015 Best Diversified CTA
$500 million+ AUM

2015 Best Diversified CTA
Less than $500 million AUM

5-Year Best Diversified CTA
$500 million+ AUM

5-Year Best Diversified CTA
Less than $500 million AUM

BEST SINGLE SECTOR CTA

2015 Best Single Sector CTA
5-Year Best Single Sector CTA

BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUTURES FUND

2015 Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund
5-Year Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund

BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY

2015 Best Options Strategy
5-Year Best Options Strategy

3-YEAR BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA

3-YEAR BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA

3-YEAR BEST HYBRID CTA

2015 BEST EMERGING CTA

THE PINNACLE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

HOW TO ATTEND

INVESTORS
Qualified investors receive complimentary registration.

Registration coming soon!

SPONSORSHIPS
A single sponsorship level includes two tables, recognition in the Wall Street Journal, and more.

Email pinnacleawards@cmegroup.com to learn more

INDIVIDUAL TABLE PURCHASES
Tables for 10 without sponsorship benefits are available. Individual seats not available for purchase.

Email pinnacleawards@cmegroup.com to learn more

MANAGERS
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.

PRESENTED BY

CME Group Barclay Hedge

INDUSTRY SPONSOR
MFA

2015 SPONSORS
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2014 EVENT

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

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.

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