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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.

AWARD CATEGORIES

Nominees for the following categories will be selected through a quantitative process by BarclayHedge

3-YEAR BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA

BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA

2019 BEST EMERGING CTA

3-YEAR BEST HYBRID CTA

BEST LARGE CAP CTA

BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUTURES FUND

BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY

BEST SINGLE-SECTOR CTA

BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA

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.