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CME Group and BarclayHedge Honor Managed Futures Leaders at Fifth Annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards

Tue Jun 21 2016

CHICAGO, June 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and BarclayHedge, recognized managed futures industry leaders at the fifth annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards last night.

The winners of this year's Pinnacle Achievement Award are Richard Dennis, independent trader, and William Eckhardt, Chairman and CEO of Eckhardt Trading Company. In the mid-1980s, Dennis and Eckhardt developed trading systems and techniques which they taught to groups of beginning traders, known as the "Turtle Traders". Their experiment proved that succeeding in trading futures was a skill that can be taught, and their influential research and teachings have had an enormous impact on the broader financial services industry.

More information about the awards and the winners, as well as a video about their achievements, can be found at www.mfpawards.com. The complete list of award recipients follows:

BEST DIVERSIFIED CTA


2015 Best Diversified CTA ($500 million+ AUM)

Quantitative Investment Management

2015 Best Diversified CTA (Less than $500 million AUM)

Splendor Capital Management Ltd.

5-Year Best Diversified CTA ($500 million+ AUM)

Two Sigma

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

Polar Star Management



BEST SINGLE SECTOR


2015 Best Single Sector CTA

Cogent Energy Investment Management, LLC

5-Year Best Single Sector CTA

Esulep Management



BEST MULTI-ADVISOR FUTURES FUND


2015 Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund

5-Year Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund

AC Investment Management

AC Investment Management



BEST OPTIONS STRATEGY


2015 Best Options Strategy

Tianyou Asset Management, LLC

5-Year Best Options Strategy

Doherty Advisors, LLC



3-YEAR BEST SYSTEMATIC CTA

Whitehaven



3-YEAR BEST DISCRETIONARY CTA

H2O AM



3-YEAR BEST HYBRID CTA

Splendor Capital Management Ltd.



2015 BEST EMERGING CTA

Tianyou Asset Management, LLC

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.

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 products and metals. Around the world, CME Group brings buyers and sellers together through its CME Globex® electronic trading platform and its exchanges based in Chicago, New York and London. CME Group also operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers through CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe, which offer clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives. CME Group's products and services ensure that businesses around the world can effectively manage risk and achieve growth.

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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