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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 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.

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EVENT DETAILS

DATE

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Preceding MFA’s Forum 2014

TIME

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

LOCATION

Four Seasons Hotel
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611

MFPA ENTERTAINMENT

Frank Caliendo

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.

AWARD CATEGORIES

2014 winners (in bold) for the following award categories based on quantitative data from BarclayHedge:

BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA

2013 Best Diversified CTA
$500 million+ AUM
  • Boronia Capital
  • GMO
  • H20 AM
2013 Best Diversified CTA
Less than $500 million AUM
  • Newton Capital Partners
  • Revolution Capital Management, LLC
  • Systematic Alpha Management, LLC
5-Year Best Diversified CTA
$500 million+ AUM
  • Fort L.P.
  • GMO
  • Two Sigma Investments, LLC
5-Year Best Diversified CTA
Less than $500 million AUM
  • Merricks Capital
  • Newton Capital Partners
  • Telluride Asset Management, LLC

BEST SINGLE SECTOR CTA

2013 Best Single Sector CTA
  • Four Seasons Commodities Corporation
  • Kottke Commodity Capital
  • Tlaloc Capital
5-Year Best Single Sector CTA
  • Dominicé & Co – Asset Management
  • Four Seasons Commodities Corporation
  • Kottke Commodity Capital

BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUTURES FUND

2013 Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund
  • AC Investment Management, LLC
  • DUNN Capital Management, LLC
  • RQSI
5-Year Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund
  • AC Investment Management, LLC
  • Abbey Capital Limited
  • The Bornhoft Group Corporation

BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY

2013 Best Options Strategy
  • Doherty Advisors, LLC
  • GalNet Asset Management, LLC
  • Global Sigma Group
5-Year Best Options Strategy
  • Doherty Advisors, LLC
  • ITB Capital Management, LLC
  • LJM Partners, Ltd.

3-YEAR BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA

  • Accura Consult
  • GMO
  • QuantMetrics Capital Management LLP

3-YEAR BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA

  • Greenwave Capital Management
  • Newton Capital Partners
  • Protec Energy Partners, LLC

3-YEAR BEST HYBRID CTA

  • Dominicé & Co – Asset Management
  • Emil Van Essen, LLC
  • Esulep Management

2013 BEST EMERGING CTA

  • Goldman Management, Inc.
  • Tlaloc Capital
  • Whitehaven SPC

THE PINNACLE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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.
For additional information contact info@barclayhedge.com.

HOW TO ATTEND

INVESTORS
Qualified investors receive complimentary registration.

SPONSORSHIPS
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.

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.

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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2014 SPONSORS

PRESENTED BY
CME Group Barclay Hedge

INDUSTRY SPONSOR
MFA

MEDIA PARTNER
WSJ

SPONSORS
Advantage Futures Arthur Bell CQG Credit Suisse Jefferies J.P. Morgan Societe Generale Royal Bank of Canada RJ O'Brien Trading Technologies