June 20th, 2012

Managed Futures – 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                    KeyQuant
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(TM) 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.

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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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