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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

DATE

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Preceding MFA's Forum 2019

TIME

Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards
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

 

 

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.

ENTERTAINMENT

We are pleased to announce this year's host and entertainment – comedian Wanda Sykes. Learn more about Wanda and her many achievements below.

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes

Wanda Sykes has been called "one of the funniest stand-up comics" by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly's 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different areas.

In 2012, Wanda joined forces with veteran producer Page Hurwitz to form Push It Productions, a production company dedicated to creating quality, comedy-based programming for network and cable television outlets. The company's diverse slate of projects includes sketch comedy, concerts, realitytalk/variety, and competition formats. Their first set of specials; Herlarious aired in summer of 2013 and January 2014 on Own and was the recipient of a 2014 Gracie Award. In just its first year, Push It has made a first look production deal with NBC, had a new series on OWN, and has shows currently in development with NickMom (Comedy Camp) and Comcast. Push It Productions produced the 8th and 9th seasons of NBC’s Last Comic Standing. The second season of their show Talk Show The Game Show will premiere on TruTV this February and the second season of Face Value hosted by Deon Cole will return on BET in spring.

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AWARD CATEGORIES

Nominees for the following award categories are selected through a quantitative process and will be announced soon!

BEST EMERGING CTA


BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUTURES FUND

2018 BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUTURES FUND

5-YEAR BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUTURES FUND


BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY

2018 BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY

5-YEAR BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY


BEST SINGLE-SECTOR CTA

2018 BEST SINGLE SECTOR CTA

5-YEAR BEST SINGLE SECTOR CTA


BEST HYBRID CTA

2018 BEST HYBRID CTA

5-YEAR BEST HYBRID CTA

BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA

2018 BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA ($1 BILLION+ AUM)

2018 BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA (LESS THAN $1 BILLION AUM)

5-YEAR BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA ($1 BILLION+ AUM)

5-YEAR BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA (LESS THAN $1 BILLION AUM)


BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA

2018 BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA

5-YEAR BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA

BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA

2018 BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA ($1 BILLION+ AUM)

2018 BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA (LESS THAN $1 BILLION AUM)

5-YEAR BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA ($1 BILLION+ AUM)

5-YEAR BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA (LESS THAN $1 BILLION AUM)


BEST LARGE CAP CTA

2018 BEST LARGE CAP CTA ($5 BILLION+ AUM)

5-YEAR BEST LARGE CAP CTA ($5 BILLION+ AUM)

PINNACLE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

MARTIN LUECK
RESEARCH DIRECTOR AND CO-FOUNDER OF ASPECT CAPITAL INC.

Mr. Lueck co-founded Aspect in September 1997. As Research Director, Mr. Lueck oversees the Research team responsible for generating and analysing fundamental research hypotheses for development of all Aspect’s investment programmes. Mr. Lueck is also a member of Aspect’s Investment Committee. Prior to founding Aspect, Mr. Lueck was with Adam, Harding and Lueck Limited (AHL), which he co-founded in February 1987 with Michael Adam and David Harding. Man Group plc (a leading global provider of alternative investment products and solutions) completed the purchase of AHL in 1994 and Mr. Lueck left in 1996. At AHL, Mr. Lueck was instrumental in developing AHL’s trading systems and approach to research as well as the proprietary software language that provided the platform for all of AHL’s product engineering and implementation. From May 1996 through August 1997, Mr. Lueck was on gardening leave from AHL during which time he helped establish his wife’s publishing business Barefoot Books. Mr. Lueck was a Director of Research at Brockham Securities Limited, a London based commodity trading advisor, from October 1984 to February 1987 and an executive in the Japanese Equity Sales department of Nomura International, a provider of financial services for individual, institutional, corporate, and government clients, from January to October 1984. Mr. Lueck serves on the Board of the National Futures Association. He holds an M.A. in Physics from Oxford University and currently serves as Chair of the Oxford Physics Development Board.

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.

2018 Event

The 2018 Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards honored top managers with a total of 17 awards, including the Pinnacle Achievement Award presented to Andrew Lo.

ANDREW LO, CHAIRMAN EMERITUS AND SENIOR ADVISOR, ALPHASIMPLEX
CHARLES E. AND SUSAN T. HARRIS PROFESSOR, MIT SLOAN SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

Dr. Lo founded AlphaSimplex in 1999. The firm draws from his extensive research in financial economics, risk management, and human behavior. Prior to 2018, Dr. Lo served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Investment Strategist. During this period, he was a member of the Investment Committee and Risk Committee, as well as a co-portfolio manager of certain funds advised by AlphaSimplex.

Beginning in 2018, Dr. Lo serves as Chairman Emeritus and Senior Advisor. Dr. Lo will continue to pursue his cutting-edge research and academic work while working with AlphaSimplex to continue the connection between his research and AlphaSimplex products.

In addition to his role with AlphaSimplex, Dr. Lo is the Charles E. and Susan T. Harris Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and director of MIT’s Laboratory for Financial Engineering. His other interests include outreach efforts in applying financial engineering to accelerate biomedical innovation.

Dr. Lo has authored numerous journal articles and published several books, including Adaptive Markets: Financial Evolution at the Speed of Thought (2017), Hedge Funds: An Analytic Perspective (2008), A Non-Random Walk Down Wall Street (1999), and The Econometrics of Financial Markets (1997).

Dr. Lo earned a B.A. in Economics from Yale University as well as an A.M. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

Click here to download photos from the meet & greet with Colin Jost.