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.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
*Four Seasons Hotel
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611
*Attendees may take advantage of a discounted rate at the Four Seasons by calling (312) 280-8800 and asking for the "Managed Funds Association" rate of $350
CME Group and BarclayHedge are pleased to announce this year's Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards host, Fox Business Network Anchor Liz Claman, and entertainment, Comedian Jim Gaffigan.
Emmy Award-winning journalist Claman, who interviews industry luminaries on her show "Countdown to the Closing Bell," will emcee the dinner program and award ceremony.
Considered a true triple-threat having achieved major milestones in stand-up, acting and writing, Gaffigan's cutting edge style has earned him an unprecedented number of appearances on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" and NBC's "Late Night with Conan O'Brien." His Comedy Central special remains one of the highest-rated of its kind to air on the network.
These fourteen "BTOP" awards and associated nominees are based on qualitative data from BarclayHedge:
BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA
BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUND
TOP EMERGING CTA
BEST SINGLE SECTOR CTA
BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY
THE PINNACLE AWARD
To honor an individual who has contributed significantly to the advancement and integrity of the managed futures industry
ABOUT THE BTOP AWARD METHODOLOGY
The BarclayHedge approach to selecting the 2013 Pinnacle Award nominees was 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.
Over 100 allocators participated in this process, and in the final phase, the top five performance metrics (based on their aggregate ranking score) were selected. Each metric was given a unique "weight" determined by it’s ranking and was incorporated to compute the final score of qualified CTA programs in each award category. The three programs with the best scores in each category were selected as the nominees, and the program with the top score will be named the winner.
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Congratulations to the following winners and recipients of the BarclayHedge "BTOP" awards (in bold below).
There are no individual tickets offered for this event, however, two levels of sponsorships and tables of ten are available for purchasing.
For more details about sponsorship packages and pricing, please contact Nicole Berkland at 312.494.7783.
All qualified investors are invited to attend the awards complimentary on our behalf.