News Release

CME Group and BarclayHedge Honor Managed Futures Leaders

Tue Jun 12 2012

CHICAGO, June 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group and BarclayHedge recognized leaders in the managed futures industry during the inaugural Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards yesterday at the Museum of Broadcast Communications. The ceremony preceded MFA's Forum 2012 in Chicago and featured live entertainment by Seth Meyers of Saturday Night Live.

The Managed Futures Lifetime Achievement Pinnacle Award was presented to Ken Tropin, Graham Capital Management, for his contributions to the development and maturation of the managed futures industry. He grew Graham Capital into an industry-leading alternative investment manager, helping global investors realize the value of managed futures programs.

The full list of award recipients follows:

TOP EMERGING CTA

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BEST BEAR MARKET MANAGER


Best Bear Market Manager (HF Index)


     $100-299M AUM

Mulvaney Capital Management Limited

     $300M+ AUM

ISAM

Best Bear Market Manager (S&P 500)


     $100-299M AUM

Mulvaney Capital Management Limited

     $300M+ AUM

Dunn Capital Management, LLC



BEST DEFENSIVE


Best Defensive (Diversified)


    $100-299M AUM

Emil van Essen, LLC

     $300M+ AUM

GMO LLC

Best Defensive (Single Sector)


     $100-299M AUM

Newton Capital Partners

     $300M+ AUM

Dominice & Co – Asset Management



BEST DIVERSIFIER


Best Diversifier (CTA)


     $100-299M AUM

Newton Capital Partners

     $300M+ AUM

Two Sigma Compass Fund

Best Diversifier (Multi Advisor)


     $100-299M AUM

6800 Capital, L.L.C.

     $300M+ AUM

AC Investment Management, LLC



BEST RISK ADJUSTED


Best Risk Adjusted (Diversified)


     $100-299M AUM

Vegasoul Capital Management

     $300M+ AUM

Two Sigma Compass Fund

Best Risk Adjusted (Single Sector)


     $100-299M AUM

Newton Capital Partners

     $300M+ AUM

Axiom Investment Advisors



GREATEST RETURNS (HIGH VOLATILITY)


Greatest Returns (Diversified)


     $100-299M AUM

Emil van Essen, LLC

     $300M+ AUM

ISAM

Greatest Returns (Single Sector)


     $100-299M AUM

Paskewitz Asset Management, LLC

     $300M+ AUM

Dominice & Co – Asset Management



GREATEST RETURNS (LOW VOLATILITY)


Greatest Returns (Diversified)


     $100-299M AUM

Vegasoul Capital Management

     $300M+ AUM

Two Sigma Compass Fund

Greatest Returns (Single Sector)


     $100-299M AUM

Metro Forex

     $300M+ AUM

P/E Investments

Managers were nominated based on quantitative data provided by BarclayHedge for the various award categories. All data was collected and analyzed by BarclayHedge. CME Group can neither verify nor negate the accuracy of the data used to calculate nominees and winners. Learn more at www.mfpawards.com.

About CME Group

As the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk.  CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate.  CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform, its CME Direct™ online trading technology offering side-by-side trading of exchange-listed and OTC derivatives and its trading facilities in New York and Chicago.  CME Group also operates CME Clearing, one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, which offers clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded contracts, as well as for over-the-counter derivatives transactions through CME ClearPort®. These products and services ensure that businesses everywhere can substantially mitigate counterparty credit risk in both listed and over-the-counter derivatives markets.

CME Group is a trademark of CME Group Inc. The Globe Logo, CME, Globex and Chicago Mercantile Exchange are trademarks of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc.  CBOT and the Chicago Board of Trade are trademarks of the Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Inc.  NYMEX, New York Mercantile Exchange and ClearPort are registered trademarks of New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.  COMEX is a trademark of Commodity Exchange, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Further information about CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and its products can be found at www.cmegroup.com

About BarclayHedge

BarclayHedge is a leading independent, research based provider of information services to the alternative investment industry. Founded in 1985, Barclay has been publishing performance data and rankings based on that data since 1990 and currently maintains data on more than 12,000 alternative investment vehicles. BarclayHedge provides access to its Managed Futures, Hedge Fund, and Fund of Funds databases to thousands of investors. Barclay's 10 managed futures indices, 18 hedge fund indices, and 7 UCITS indices are universally recognized as alternative investment performance benchmarks and are utilized by investment professionals around the globe.

The BarclayHedge team includes 20 research specialists, programmers, and data administration personnel experienced in alternative investments, and have been under the continuous leadership of its founder, Sol Waksman, since its inception.

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