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Demystify Managed Futures: Futures Funds

April 25, 2018

Futures Funds Following our last post about Separate Managed Accounts, Futures Funds are another way to access the CTA universe. While Foremost Capital exclusively deals with Separate Managed Accounts, futures funds are worth explaining because they are so prevalent. Before we dive in, there are two terms to define. According…

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CTA Spotlight: AG Capital Investments

February 8, 2018

An Interview with AG Capital We spoke with Asim Ghaffar and Roger Dowd from AG Capital Investments, and this is what they shared… Describe your personal background as a manager: AG Capital Investments was founded by Asim Ghaffar and Roger Dowd. Both of us have traded futures for 15 years,…

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Demystify Managed Futures: Separate Managed Account

January 31, 2018

Demystify Managed Futures If you search “managed futures” in Google, you get definitions and news articles.  Wikipedia actually gives a decent general description right off the bat: A managed futures account (MFA) or managed futures fund is a type of alternative investment in the US in which trading in the…

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CTA Spotlight: Ravinia Investment Management

January 16, 2018

We recently spoke with Kyle Schultz, founder of Ravinia Investment Management (Ravinia) regarding his Volatility Alpha Program and this is what he shared… Ravinia is a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) which trades long and short positions in volatility futures, equity index futures and options on equity index futures, typically through spread…

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Option Trader BOOM

January 11, 2018

Options traders are a booming business in the CTA space, at least that is the recent trend. It seems like every day we meet a new manager who incorporates some type of option selling or volatility trading. When measured by assets, most CTAs in the industry use some type of…

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