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CME Group Sponsored: Top Traders Round Table

CME Group is the exclusive sponsor of Top Traders Round Table, a series of conversations with industry leaders on the subject of Managed Futures.

Guests: Guest host Ranjan Bhaduri speaks with John Fidler, Senior VP and Director of Alternative Investments at Commonwealth Bank and Trust, Christopher Vogt, Director of Equity Strategies at Margaret Cargill Philanthropies, and Jonathon Miles, Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank.

Part 1

Topics discussed:

  • The importance of strong operational due diligence in managing portfolios
  • The advantages and disadvantages of having illiquid versus liquid investments 
  • How trend following will need to evolve amid machine learning and changing markets

Part 2

Topics discussed:

  • When our guests choose discretionary over systematic managers
  • How fee compression has changed management fees over the last decade
  • Why many people's view of model risk can hurt them and their investments

The views in this program reflect solely those of the host and other speakers and not necessarily those of its sponsors. The statements made in this program are for informational and educational purposes only and should not be considered investment advice or a solicitation of the sale or purchase of any futures, options or swaps contracts.

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