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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

For sponsorship inquiries, contact Nicole Berkland at +1 312 480 8318.

AWARD CATEGORIES

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

BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA

2013 Best Diversified CTA
$500 million+ AUM
  • Boronia Capital Pty Ltd. (Boronia Diversified Fund)
  • GMO Australia Ltd. (Systematic Global Macro Fund)
  • H20 Asset Management (Force 10)
2013 Best Diversified CTA
Less than $500 million AUM
  • Newton Capital Partners
  • Revolution Capital Management (Alpha)
  • Systematic Alpha Futures Fund Ltd - A (Standard Lev.)
5-Year Best Diversified CTA
$500 million+ AUM
  • Fort L.P. (Global Contrarian LP)
  • GMO Australia Ltd. (Systematic Global Macro Fund)
  • Two Sigma Investments (Compass US Fund)
5-Year Best Diversified CTA
Less than $500 million AUM
  • Merricks Capital Pty Ltd. (Soft Commodities Fund)
  • Newton Capital Partners
  • Telluride Asset Management (Telluride Capital Fund LLC A)

BEST SINGLE SECTOR CTA

2013 Best Single Sector CTA
  • Four Seasons Commodities Corporation (Hawkeye Spread)
  • Kottke Associates (Commodity Capital)
  • Tlaloc Capital (Grains)
5-Year Best Single Sector CTA
  • Dominicé & Co – Asset Management (Cassiopeia Fund B USD)
  • Four Seasons Commodities Corporation (Hawkeye Spread)
  • Kottke Associates (Commodity Capital)

BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUTURES FUND

2013 Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund
  • DUNN Capital Management (D'Best Futures Fund)
  • Ramsey Quantitative Systems Inc. (RQSI GAA Plus)
  • RPM USD Composite
5-Year Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund
  • AC Investment Management (AGR Master LP)
  • ACL Global Fund
  • The Bornhoft Group (Multi-Manager Program)

BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY

2013 Best Options Strategy
  • Doherty Advisors (Relative Value Volatility 1x)
  • GalNet Asset Management (GalNet Alpha Fund)
  • Global Sigma Group (Global Sigma Plus)
5-Year Best Options Strategy
  • Doherty Advisors (Relative Value Volatility 1x)
  • ITB Capital Management (ITB Premium Fund I)
  • LJM Partners (Aggressive Premium Writing)

3-YEAR BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA

  • Accura Consult (AF1)
  • GMO Australia Ltd. (Systematic Global Macro Fund)
  • QuantMetrics Capital Management (QM Directional)

3-YEAR BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA

  • Greenwave Capital Management (Flagship Futures Only)
  • Newton Capital Partners
  • Protec Energy Partners (ET1)

3-YEAR BEST HYBRID CTA

  • Dominicé & Co – Asset Management (Cassiopeia Fund B USD)
  • Emil Van Essen (Spread Trading Program)
  • Esulep, LLC (MAX)

2013 BEST EMERGING CTA

  • Goldman Management Inc. (Navigator Fund)
  • Tlaloc Capital (Grains)
  • Whitehaven SPC (Whitehaven Correlation Fund SP)

THE PINNACLE AWARD

To honor an individual who has contributed significantly to the advancement and integrity of the managed futures industry

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.
Learn more.

SPONSORSHIPS
A single sponsorship level includes two tables and Wall Street Journal coverage.
Contact Nicole Berkland at +1 312 480 8318 to learn more.

INDIVIDUAL TABLE PURCHASES
Tables for 10 without sponsorship benefits are available. Individual seats not available for purchase.
Contact Nicole Berkland at +1 312 480 8318 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.

2014 SPONSORS

For sponsorship inquiries, contact Nicole Berkland at +1 312 480 8318.

PRESENTED BY
CME Group Barclay Hedge

INDUSTRY SPONSOR
MFA

MEDIA PARTNER
WSJ

SPONSORS
Advantage Futures Arthur Bell CQG Credit Suisse Jefferies Newedge Royal Bank of Canada RJ O'Brien

2013 EVENT

The 2013 Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards highlighted a successful year in the managed funds space. Top managers were honored with a total of 14 awards, including the Pinnacle Achievement Award presented to Keith Campbell, Campbell & Company.
The night's host, Liz Claman offered the crowd entertainment during the program's appearances by industry leaders. Comedian Jim Gaffigan performed standup comedy to end the night.

Managed Futures Pinnacle Achievement Award

Keith Campbell

Keith Campbell, Chairman, Campbell & Company
D. Keith Campbell founded Campbell and Company in 1972 and currently serves as Chairman of its Board of Directors. Campbell and Company is one of the largest derivative investment managers in the world. Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, it employs more than 150 skilled professionals. Its worldwide client base includes institutions, corporations and individuals. Keith also founded and chairs The Keith Campbell Foundation for the Environment Inc., a 501c3 corporation dedicated to finding solutions to environmental issues facing the United States and beyond. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, has served as the organizations former chairman, and continues to serve on its executive committee. In 2008, Keith was the recipient of the Outstanding Philanthropist of the Year Award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and the first Outdoors Maryland Award for Stewardship of the Environment from Maryland Public Television.

Watch Award Winners Discuss the Managed Funds Industry

2013 WINNERS

Last year’s Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards offered a compelling look at where the industry is going and where it has been — inaugurating a proud new tradition.

Pinnacle Award Winner: Keith Campbell

Additional Winners: AAA Capital Management Advisors, AC Investment Management, Crabel Capital Management, Dominicé & Co, Global Sigma Group, LJM Partners, Newton Capital Partners, Rosetta Capital Management, Stenger Capital Management, and Two Sigma Investments.