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

Tue Jun 20 2017

CHICAGO, June 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, and BarclayHedge, recognized top managed futures industry leaders at the sixth annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards last night.

The winner of this year's Pinnacle Achievement Award is Toby Crabel, Chairman and CIO of Crabel Capital Management. Crabel began his trading career in 1980 with RB&H Financial Services. His early philosophy was that strategies should capture enduring and explainable market participant behavior. Finding these patterns particularly evident in very short-term market patterns in the futures and foreign currency markets, Toby described the phenomenon in both his commodity advisory letter, "The Active Trader," and his 1989 book, "Day Trading with Short Term Price Patterns and Opening Range Breakouts."

Crabel Capital's approach of using scientific, evidence-based research to capture patterns in market behavior continues to this day, with Crabel leading the ongoing research effort and mentoring researchers that have joined the firm.

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


2016 Best Diversified CTA ($500 million+ AUM)


2016 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)



2016 Best Single Sector CTA

361 Capital

5-Year Best Single Sector CTA

Goldman Management, Inc.


2016 Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund

UOB-SM Asset Management Pte Ltd

5-Year Best Multi-Advisor Futures Fund

AC Investment Management


2016 Best Options Strategy

LJM Partners, Ltd.

5-Year Best Options Strategy

Warrington Asset Management


Higher Moment Capital, LP




Splendor Capital Management, Ltd.


Goldenwise Capital Management, Inc.

Nominees were chosen 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 ( is where the world comes to manage risk.  Through its exchanges, CME Group offers 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.  CME Group provides electronic trading globally on its CME Globex platform.  The company also offers clearing and settlement services across asset classes for exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives through its clearinghouses CME Clearing and CME Clearing Europe.  CME Group's products and services ensure that businesses around the world can effectively manage risk and achieve growth.

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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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