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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 – Jeff Garlin. Learn more about Jeff and his many achievements below.

Jeff Garlin

Jeff Garlin

Jeff Garlin’s talent encompasses writing, producing, directing, acting and performing stand-up comedy.

He is also known as the executive producer and co-star of the critically acclaimed HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm, which returned for a much anticipated ninth season after a six-year hiatus this fall. He is also known as the patriarch Murray Goldberg on ABC’s The Goldbergs, currently in its fifth season on ABC.

This past Spring, Garlin co-wrote, directed, and starred in Handsome, the first Netflix murder mystery. The film premiered on the streaming service on May 5.

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PINNACLE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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

Martin co-founded Aspect Capital in September 1997. Aspect is a  $7.2bn systematic investment manager which provides diversifying investment solutions spanning Managed Futures, Alternative Risk Premia, Currencies and Multi-Strategies. As Research Director, Mr. Lueck oversees the teams responsible for the development of all Aspect’s investment programmes. Prior to Aspect, Mr. Lueck co-founded AHL (Adam, Harding and Lueck Limited) in 1987, eventually selling to Man Group plc in 1994. At AHL, Mr. Lueck was instrumental in developing AHL’s trading systems and approach to research.

Martin serves on the Board of the National Futures Association. He holds an M.A. (Hons) in Physics from Christ Church, Oxford and is currently Chair of the Oxford Physics Development Board.

 

AWARD CATEGORIES

The winners for the following award categories were selected through a quantitative process by BarclayHedge.

BEST LARGE CAP CTA

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

  • Bridgewater Associates, LP (Pure Alpha Fund I)
  • IPM Systematic Macro
  • Man AHL (AHL Dimension)

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

  • Bridgewater Associates, LP (Pure Alpha Fund I)
  • IPM Systematic Macro
  • Man AHL (AHL Dimension)

BEST SMALL CAP CTA

2018 BEST SMALL CAP CTA
(LESS THAN $100 MILLION AUM)

  • Deep Field Capital (Intraday Crisis Alpha (ICA))
  • Jaguar Investments Limited (ULTRO CAPITAL Strategy)
  • SinoPac Asset Mgmt (Asia) Ltd (Multi Strat Quant Fund)

5-YEAR BEST SMALL CAP CTA
(LESS THAN $100 MILLION AUM)

  • Jaguar Investments Limited (ULTRO CAPITAL Strategy)
  • Soaring Pelican LLC (Diversified S&P)
  • Whitehaven SPC (Whitehaven Correlation Fund SP USD)

BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA

2018 BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA
($1 BILLION+ AUM)

  • ADG Capital Management LLP (ADG Systematic Macro)
  • Bridgewater Associates, LP (Pure Alpha Fund I, LTD)
  • Crabel Capital Mgmt. (Crabel Multi-Product)

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

  • Blue Diamond Non-Directional Strategy
  • Pearl Capital Advisors LLC (Hedged VIX)
  • Salus Alpha Capital Ltd (Commodity Arbitrage (CAX))

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

  • IPM Systematic Macro
  • John Street Capital (Vantage Strategy)
  • Man AHL (AHL Evolution)

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

  • Blue Diamond Non-Directional Strategy
  • Mondiale Asset Management Ltd. (Trading 2X)
  • Tiber Capital LLP (Diversified)

BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA

2018 BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA

  • Crow Trading, Inc.
  • Gamma Q (Commodity)
  • RCMA Capital LLP (Merchant Commodity Fund)

5-YEAR BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA

  • Gamma Q (Commodity)
  • Pan Capital Management LP (Pan Capital Energy Fund, LP)
  • Tanyard Creek Capital, LLC (Livestock)

BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA

2018 BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA
($1 BILLION+ AUM)

  • ADG Capital Management LLP (ADG Systematic Macro)
  • Bridgewater Associates, LP (Pure Alpha Fund I, LTD)
  • Crabel Capital Mgmt. (Crabel Multi-Product)

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

  • Blue Diamond Non-Directional Strategy
  • RCMA Capital LLP (Merchant Commodity Fund)
  • Salus Alpha Capital Ltd (Commodity Arbitrage (CAX))

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

  • Bridgewater Associates, LP (Pure Alpha Fund I, LTD)
  • John Street Capital (Vantage Strategy)
  • Man AHL (AHL Evolution)

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

  • Mondiale Asset Management Ltd. (Trading 2X)
  • Splendor Capital Management Ltd. (Credence Global Class C)
  • Tiber Capital LLP (Diversified)

BEST HYBRID CTA

2018 BEST HYBRID CTA

  • Episteme Capital Partners (ESQ Composite)
  • Ortus Capital Management Limited (Ortus Opportunity Fund)
  • Polar Star Management SEZC (Polar Star Fund Ltd)

5-YEAR BEST HYBRID CTA

  • CrossBorder Fixed Income Macro
  • Polar Star Management SEZC (Polar Star Fund Ltd)
  • Splendor Capital Management Ltd. (Credence Global)

BEST SINGLE-SECTOR CTA

2018 BEST SINGLE SECTOR CTA

  • Lochridge Investment Advisors, LLC (Energy)
  • Pan Capital Management LP (Pan Capital Energy Fund, LP)
  • Pearl Capital Advisors LLC (Hedged VIX)

5-YEAR BEST SINGLE SECTOR CTA

  • Gamma Q (Commodity)
  • Pan Capital Management LP (Pan Capital Energy Fund, LP)
  • Tanyard Creek Capital, LLC (Livestock)

BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY

2018 BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY

  • Catalyst Capital Advisors, LLC (Catalyst Hedged Futures Strategy)
  • Global Sigma Group, LLC (AGSF)
  • Warrington Asset Management LLC (Strategic)

5-YEAR BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY

  • Doherty Advisors (Relative Value)
  • Tianyou Asset Management LLC (Tianyou Fund)
  • Warrington Asset Management LLC (Strategic)

BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUTURES FUND

2018 BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUTURES FUND

  • Altegris Managed Futures Strategy I (MFTIX)
  • Equinox MutualHedge Futures Strategy Fund
  • LoCorr L/S Commodity Strategy Fund I

5-YEAR BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUTURES FUND

  • Altegris Futures Evolution Strategy Fund I (EVOIX)
  • LoCorr L/S Commodity Strategy Fund I
  • LoCorr Macro Strategies Fund Class I

BEST EMERGING CTA

  • DCM Systematic GP (Diversified Alpha)
  • Evergreen Commodity Advisors, LLC
  • Royal Vision Capital Limited (Royal Vision Intelligent Fund

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.