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The Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards celebrates its fifth year recognizing 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 alternative investment industry participants.

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WHY MANAGED FUTURES?

Managed futures continued to see strong inflows in 2015 due to its low correlation to other hedge fund strategies. 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

Monday, June 20, 2016

Preceding MFA's Forum 2016

TIME

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Registration, networking, 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 determined based on quantitative date from BarclayHedge. Managers not currently reporting to BarclayHedge have until March 15, 2016, to submit their performance history and be eligible for nomination.

Contact BarclayHedge to learn more.

  • BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA
  • BEST SINGLE SECTOR CTA
  • BEST MULTI-ADVISORY FUTURES FUND
  • BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY
  • BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA
  • BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA
  • BEST HYBRID CTA
  • BEST EMERGING CTA
  • THE PINNACLE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

HOW TO ATTEND

INVESTORS

Qualified investors* receive complimentary registration.

Register

* Qualified allocators include sovereign wealth funds, private & public pensions, foundations, endowments, family offices, fund of funds, and consultants.

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.

* Managers not currently reporting to BarclayHedge have until March 15, 2016, to submit their performance history and be eligible for nomination. Contact BarclayHedge to learn more.

SPONSORSHIPS

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

Email pinnacle.awards@cmegroup.com to learn more

INDIVIDUAL TABLE PURCHASES

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

Email pinnacle.awards@cmegroup.com to learn more

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2015 EVENT

The 2015 Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards honored top managers with a total of 14 awards, including the Pinnacle Achievement Award presented to Clifford Asness, Founder, Managing Principal, and Chief Investment Officer at AQR Capital Management. The night's host and comedian, Jay Mohr, provided entertainment throughout the program and standup comedy to end the night.

ABOUT CLIFFORD ASNESS

Cliff is a Founder, Managing Principal and Chief Investment Officer at AQR Capital Management. He is an active researcher and has authored articles on a variety of financial topics for many publications, including The Journal of Portfolio Management, Financial Analysts Journal and The Journal of Finance. He has received three Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards for best paper in The Journal of Portfolio Management, in 2004, 2005 and 2014. Financial Analysts Journal has twice awarded him the Graham and Dodd Award for the year's best paper, as well as a Graham and Dodd Excellence Award, the award for the best perspectives piece, and the Graham and Dodd Readers' Choice Award. In 2006, CFA Institute presented Cliff with the James R. Vertin Award, which is periodically given to individuals who have produced a body of research notable for its relevance and enduring value to investment professionals.

Prior to cofounding AQR Capital Management, he was a managing director and director of quantitative research for the Asset Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. He is on the editorial board of The Journal of Portfolio Management, the governing board of the Courant Institute of Mathematical Finance at NYU, the board of directors of the Q-Group and the board of the International Rescue Committee. Cliff received a B.S. in economics from the Wharton School and a B.S. in engineering from the Moore School of Electrical Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating summa cum laude in both. He received an M.B.A. with high honors and a Ph.D. in finance from the University of Chicago, where he was Eugene Fama's student and teaching assistant for two years (so he still feels guilty when trying to beat the market).

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