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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 400+ alternative investment industry participants.

WHY MANAGED FUTURES?

Managed futures continue to see inflows 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

Save the date for the 2018 Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards and surrounding events.

DATE

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Preceding MFA's Forum 2018

TIME

Pinnacle Research Symposium (investors only)
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Research presentations & networking

Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards
5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Registration, networking & cocktails
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Seated dinner, awards & entertainment

LOCATION

Four Seasons Hotel
120 East Delaware Place
Chicago, Illinois 60611

 

 

PINNACLE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

Prior to the awards ceremony, CME Group invites institutional investors to attend relevant research presentations from notable contributors and select managers.

MFA'S FORUM

Scheduled the following day, MFA’s Forum is a networking, education and business development conference featuring the top allocators and managers in the global macro and managed futures strategies.

NOMINEES & WINNERS

Nominated managers are determined by BarclayHedge using a quantitative method. For more information, please contact swaksman@barclayhedge.com. We will announce award categories and nominees for 2018 at a later date.

HOW TO ATTEND

INVESTORS

Qualified investors* receive complimentary registration.

* 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.

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

2017 EVENT

The 2017 Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards honored top managers with a total of 14 awards, including the Pinnacle Achievement Award presented to Toby Crabel.

Toby Crabel

Toby Crabel founded Crabel Capital Management, a global alternative investment firm specializing in systematic futures and foreign currency trading. He is the firm’s Chairman and Chief Investment Officer.

Toby joined Chicago-based RB&H Financial Services in 1980, where he traded customer accounts using a discretionary approach. RB&H was followed by four years of publishing a commodity advisory letter, The Active Trader, devoted to explaining his observations of price behavior. In 1989, he authored the book Day Trading with Short Term Price Patterns and Opening Range Breakouts.

In 1991, Toby joined Niederhoffer Investments where he conducted research and traded for Victor Niederhoffer while continuing to manage a small customer portfolio that he brought with him.

Toby’s early philosophy was that strategies should capture enduring and explainable market participant behavior which Toby found particularly evident in very short-term market patterns in the futures and foreign currency markets. Crabel Capital's unique edge continues to this day through the use of scientific, evidence-based research to capture patterns in market behavior and find efficient ways to exploit those patterns.

Crabel Capital has grown to over 90 investment professionals including a seasoned group of portfolio managers who in addition to Toby continue to diversify the portfolio of strategies well beyond the original short-term program on which the firm was founded. All trading is done through customized infrastructure that was developed specifically to implement Toby’s unique style of trading and is overseen by an experienced staff, 24 hours a day. Toby spends his time leading the ongoing research effort and mentoring the talented researchers that have joined the firm.

2017 SPONSORS

CME Group

PINNACLE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM

CME Group invites qualified institutional investors to an afternoon of research prior to the Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards. Stay tuned for 2018 topics and presenters!

*This event is limited to institutional investors only. All registrations are reviewed before officially confirmed.