Who Will Win the Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards?

Tonight is the Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards alongside the CME Groups’ Research Symposium and the MFA Forum! This is a once in a year chance for the Managed Futures / Global Macro space to share, discuss, and critique the incredibly diverse perspective on markets, quants, and where there are returns to be found.

Before the winners are selected from the many Pinnacle award categories, we got to wondering how RCM would choose the winners. Who would win in each of the categories and why? Well as it turns out, our new database just so happens to assign a ranking to each manager based on our own proprietary system – which makes the decision purely systematic!

Without further ado, the list of nominees in each of the categories with the RCM winner directly under!

(Click through to view each manager/program performance in our database or sign up for our database here).

(Disclaimer: While some of these categories are for managers only, we linked to the manager’s highest ranking program in the database).

Best Diversified CTA

2016 Best Diversified CTA ($500 Million +AUM)

RCM Winner: PIMCO – Commodity Alpha Fund (QEP)

2016 Best Diversified CTA (Less than $500 Million AUM)

RCM Winner:  Splendor Capital Management – Credence Global

5-Year Best Diversified CTA (Less than $500 Million AUM)

RCM Winner: Two Sigma Compass US Fund (QEP)

Best Single Sector CTA

2016 Best Single Sector CTA

RCM Winner: Tanyard Creek Capital – Livestock

5-Year Best Single Sector CTA

RCM Winner: Goldman Management – Navigator Fund (QEP)

Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund

RCM Winner: Frontier Funds – Equinox Balanced

5-Year Best Multi-Advisors Futures Fund

RCM Winner:  AC Investment Management – AGR Master (QEP)

Best Options Strategy

2016 Best Options Strategy

RCM Winner: Global Simga Group – Global Sigma Plus (QEP)

5-Year Best Options Strategy

RCM Winner: Global Sigma Group – Global Sigma Plus (QEP)

3-Year Best Systematic CTA

RCM Winner: Blue Diamond Asset Management – Non Directional Strategy

3-Year Best Discretionary CTA

RCM Winner: PIMCO – Commodity Alpha Fund (QEP)

3-Year Best Hybrid CTA

RCM Winner: Splendor Capital Management – Credence Global

2016 Best Emerging CTA

RCM Winner: Goldenwise Capital Management – Quantitative Multi-Strategy (QEP)

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