What Are Managed Futures?

While many are familiar with traditional investment types such as bonds, cash, real estate, and stocks – there are other asset classes available. One of these alternative investment options is known as Managed Futures.

By definition, Managed Futures is an alternative investment type where trading in the futures markets is managed by another person or entity instead of the individual that owns the account. These account managers are known as Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) or Commodity Pool Operators (CPOs). Both CTAs and CPOs are regulated individuals, registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the National Futures Association (NFA).

Different than a traditional money manager, the CTAs and CPOs will trade their client’s account in a diversified portfolio that may contain both traditional and alternative investment types. The money managers will take a market position when they feel that the opportunity for profit outweighs the risk of the trade.

According to data provided by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group), assets under management (AUM) has recently surpassed $348 billion over the past few years, growing significantly over the past several decades from under $10 million in the 1980s.

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