CTA US Performance Awards 2018

The Awards will return on February 21, 2019.

The CTA Intelligence US Performance Awards, now back for their fifth year, are an evening of recognition and celebration of the best performing North American CTAs and managed futures funds.
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2018 WINNERS

Category

Fund

Firm

Outstanding achievement

Yves Balcer and Sanjiv Kumar

FORT Global Contrarian

Best ag strategy

Nesvick Trading

Opus Futures

Best options strategy

Global Sigma

Global Sigma AGSF

Best CTA long term performance under $500m (5 years)

Tianyou Asset

Tianyou Fund

Best CTA long term performance over $500m (5 years)

Dunn Capital

Dunn World Monetary & Agriculture (WMA) Program

Best emerging CTA (12-36 months)

Taaffeite Capital 

TCM Global Index Growth Fund

Best discretionary manager

Graham Capital

Graham Absolute Return

Best diversified CTA under $500m

Campbell & Company

Campbell Absolute Return Program 

Best diversified CTA over $500m

FORT

FORT Global Contrarian

Best managed futures mutual fund

Equinox Funds

Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund

Best multi-manager fund

Efficient Capital 

Efficient Funds SPC Gokstad Segregated Portfolio

Best multi-strategy CTA

Emil van Essen

Emil van Essen Multi-Strategy Program

Best newcomer CTA (6-18 months)

Blackwater Capital

Blackwater ForesightML

Best short-term trader under $250m

GalNet Asset

GalNet Alpha Fund

Best short-term trader over $250m

Revolution Capital

Revolution Alpha Program

Best specialised CTA

Typhon Capital 

Typhon Capital Vulcan Metals Fund

Best systematic macro fund

Ramsey Quantitative Systems (RQSI)

RQSI GAA Systematic Global Macro Program

Best trend-follower under $500m

Welton Investment Partners

Welton Trend

Best trend-follower over $500m

Crabel Capital

Crabel Advanced Trend

Management firm of the year

Quest Partners

 

 

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WELCOME TO THE CTA INTELLIGENCE US PERFORMANCE AWARDS

The Awards will return on February 21, 2019.

The CTA Intelligence US Performance Awards, now back for their sixth year, are an evening of recognition and celebration of the best performing North American CTAs and managed futures funds.

2018 CATEGORIES & CRITERIA

Entry rules

Only CTAs with their management/advisory company or team based in North America will be eligible for the CTA Intelligence US Performance Awards 2018.

Performance awards criteria

Base of operations:

CTAs must have their management/advisory company or team primarily based in North America

Fund/program:

For each category entered the fund/program must trade/invest primarily in futures, forwards, or options

Assets under management:

  • CTAs entering the newcomer category must have AuM of at least $2m.
  • The minimum AuM for eligibility for the emerging CTA category is $5m.
  • For any other category the minimum fund/program AuM for each entry is $10m.
  • The relevant date for calculating AuM is 30 September 2017.

Track record:

  • CTAs entering any of the categories except long term performance, emerging CTA and newcomer must submit a track record of 3 years.
  • CTAs entering the long term performance categories must submit a track record of 5 years.
  • CTAs entering the emerging category must submit a track record of 12 to 36 months of performance data.
  • CTAs entering the newcomer category must submit a track record of 6 to 18 months of performance data.
  • Performance data should be submitted through to 30 September 2017. Please submit USD share classes.

Ways to submit performance data:

  • Through our database. If you are already submitting performance to our database, please tick the relevant box in the entry form; if you would like to start listing your fund/program in our database, please email Siobhan at s.hallissey@pageantmedia.com.
  • Download the excel file here and fill it in.

The Awards 2018 seek submissions in the following categories:

Best diversified CTA under $500m Best options strategy
Best diversified CTA over $500m Best ag strategy
Best specialised CTA Best discretionary manager
Best CTA long term performance under $500m (5 years) Best trend-follower over $500m
Best CTA long term performance over $500m (5 years) Best trend-follower under $500m
Best emerging CTA (12-36 months) Best short-term trader over $250m
Best newcomer CTA (6-18 months) Best short-term trader under $250m
Best managed futures mutual fund Best investable CTA index
Best multi-manager fund Management firm of the year (Nominated)*
Best multi-strategy CTA Outstanding contribution (Nominated)*
Best systematic macro fund  

*Please note that entries are not accepted for Management Firm of the Year and the Outstanding Achievement Award.

2018 SHORTLIST

CategoryFirm nameFund/program
Best ag strategy M6 Capital Management M6 Capital Management Standard Program
  NuWave Investment Management NuWave Commodity Value Portfolio
  Nesvick Trading Opus Futures
  Typhon Capital Management Plutus Grain Strategy
Best CTA long term performance over $500m (5 years) Quest Partners AlphaQuest Original (AQO)
  Crabel Capital Management Crabel Multi-Product 1.5X
  FORT FORT Global Contrarian
  Graham Capital Management Graham Tactical Trend
  Revolution Capital Management Revolution Alpha Program
  Welton Investment Partners Welton Global
  Dunn Capital Management World Monetary & Agriculture (WMA) Program
Best CTA long term performance under $500m (5 years) Global Sigma AGSF
  GalNet Asset Management GalNet Alpha Fund
  LJM Partners Moderately Aggressive Strategy
  Ramsey Quantitative Systems (RQSI) RQSI GAA Systematic Global Macro Program
  SECOR Capital Advisors SECOR Alpha Fund
  Tianyou Asset Management Tianyou Fund
  Dunn Capital Management WMA Institutional
Best discretionary manager Archimedes Fund Management Archimedes Capital Group
  Carbide Capital Inc Carbide Absolute Return Program
  GalNet Asset Management GalNet Alpha Fund
  Graham Capital Management Graham Absolute Return
Best diversified CTA over $500m Crabel Capital Management Crabel Multi-Product 1.5X
  FORT FORT Global Diversified
  Graham Capital Management Graham Tactical Trend
  Revolution Capital Management Revolution Alpha Program
  Welton Investment Partners Welton Global
  Dunn Capital Management World Monetary & Agriculture (WMA) Program
Best diversified CTA under $500m Campbell & Company Campbell Absolute Return Program
  Emil Van Essen Emil Van Essen Multi-Strategy Program
  Graham Capital Management Graham Quant Macro
  Revolution Capital Management Revolution Mosaic Institutional Program
  Ramsey Quantitative Systems (RQSI) RQSI GAA Systematic Global Macro Program
  SECOR Capital Advisors SECOR Alpha Fund
  Crabel Capital Management WPD Crabel Futures Program
Best emerging CTA (12-36 months) Glendorn Capital Management Glendorn MultiWeek Trading Strategy
  Abingdon Global Macro Catalyst Driven
  Martin Fund Management Martin Fund
  Pearl Capital Advisors Pearl Hedged VIX Program
  Taaffeite Capital Management TCM Global Index Growth Fund
Best managed futures mutual fund Altegris Advisors Altegris Futures Evolution Strategy Fund
  AlphaSimplex Group ASG Managed Futures Strategy Fund
  Equinox Funds Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund
  Equinox Funds Equinox MutualHedge Futures Strategy Fund
  PIMCO PIMCO TRENDS Managed Futures Strategy Fund
Best multi-manager fund Altegris Advisors Altegris Futures Evolution Strategy Fund
  Efficient Capital Management Efficient Funds SPC Gokstad Segregated Portfolio
  Equinox Funds Equinox MutualHedge Futures Strategy Fund
Best multi-strategy CTA Campbell & Company Campbell Absolute Return Program
  Efficient Capital Management Efficient Absolute Return
  Emil Van Essen Emil Van Essen Multi-Strategy Program
  Graham Capital Management Graham Quant Macro
  NuWave Investment Management NuWave Combined Futures Portfolio
  Revolution Capital Management Revolution Alpha Program
  Ramsey Quantitative Systems (RQSI) RQSI GAA Systematic Global Macro Program
Best newcomer CTA (6-18 months) Blackwater Capital Management ForesightML
  Glendorn Capital Management Glendorn MultiWeek Trading Strategy
  NuWave Investment Management NuWave Short Term Futures Portfolio
  Systematic Aha Management Systematic Alpha Intraday Master Fund
Best options strategy Global Sigma AGSF
  Archimedes Fund Management Archimedes Capital Group
  Carbide Capital Carbide Absolute Return Program
  GalNet Asset Management GalNet Alpha Fund
  Intex Capital Intex Capital Covered Options Program
  LJM Partners Moderately Aggressive Strategy
Best short-term trader over $250m Quest Partners AlphaQuest Original (AQO)
  Crabel Capital Management Crabel Multi-Product 1.5X
  Revolution Capital Management Revolution Alpha Program
Best short-term trader under $250m Global Sigma AGSF
  Emil Van Essen Emil Van Essen Long-Short Commodity Program
  GalNet Asset Management GalNet Alpha Fund LLC
  Glendorn Capital Management Glendorn Diversified Short-Term Trading Strategy
  Linnis Linnis ONE
  Crabel Capital Management WPD Crabel Futures Program
Best specialised CTA Global Sigma AGSF
  White Indian Trading Company Alternative Hedge program
  Archimedes Fund Management Archimedes Capital Group, LP.
  Diamond Capital Management Enhanced S&P Program
  GalNet Asset Management GalNet Alpha Fund
  NuWave Investment Management NuWave Commodity Value Portfolio
  Typhon Capital Management Vulcan Metals Fund
Best trend-follower over $500m AlphaSimplex Group ASG Managed Futures Strategy Fund
  Crabel Capital Management Crabel Advanced Trend
  Graham Capital Management Graham Tactical Trend
  Dunn Capital Management World Monetary & Agriculture (WMA) Program
Best trend-follower under $500m Equinox Funds Equinox Chesapeake Strategy Fund
  PIMCO PIMCO TRENDS Managed Futures Strategy Fund
  Welton Investment Partners Welton Trend
  Dunn Capital Management WMA Institutional
Best systematic macro fund Blue Sky Alternative Investments Blue Sky Dynamic Macro
  Episteme Capital Partners (US) Episteme Systematic Quest (ESQ) Composite
  Graham Capital Management Graham Quant Macro
  QMS Capital Management QMS Diversified Global Macro Strategy
  Ramsey Quantitative Systems (RQSI) RQSI GAA Systematic Global Macro Program

2018 EVENT INFO

The CTA Intelligence US Performance Awards 2018 will take place on Tuesday, February 27 2018 at the Yale Club, New York.

Timings

6:30pm Welcome drinks reception
7:30pm Three course dinner
9:30pm Awards ceremony
9:45pm Post awards networking
10:30pm Event close

Venue Information

Yale Club

50 Vanderbilt Ave,
New York,
NY 10017,
USA

Dress code

Black tie preferred.

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