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Our Mission is to sell a limited product list with the highest standard in Performance evaluation and Risk Control. We fulfill our product selection guide by using our criteria below but keep in mind we cannot guarantee future profits for any product offered. We cast our net across the managed futures industry to locate Managed Futures accounts that hold the following criteria:

  • *Positive Returns in every year including the crash of 2008
  • *Inception Date of 2007 or earlier
  • *Average Return net of fees 14% or greater*Please remember that past performance does not guarantee futures profits and we cannot guarantee this criteria will be met with future investments. 
  • **Annual Drawdown never greater than Annual Returns**We cannot guarantee that investments will for certain meet this criteria in the future. There is a substantial risk of loss associated with trading futures.Please fully evaluate all potential benefits and risks before making an investment.

Always remember that past performance in managed futures is no guarantee of future profits and there are associated risks. We believe our production selection helps address those risks. We then select the highest performers from the list and display no more than 10 approved managed futures products for our clients to choose from. We don’t want to offer you hundreds of investments that offer higher risk than programs that have met this criteria on a regular basis. Our Clients enjoy the peace of mind from knowing  no matter what product they choose from the product lineup, they’re choosing an emanagedfutures.com approved product.

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Product Selection Criteria

Positive Returns in every year including the crash of 2008 Every investor places their money with a manager or product because they believe they will see gains on top of the principle.  Many successful investors who held equities within 2008 felt the pain of drastically decreased capital after selling their investments to stop the drawdown. Despite the challenging investment environment, there were those money managers whose approach matched the 2008 investment environment, and even thrived within this environment. In our opinion, we consider those who did not experience an overall loss within 2008 ‘extraordinary’, and those account managers who navigated through this tumultuous time. We believe the few who experienced profitable returns within 2008 should be considered among those for having the ‘golden touch’ for investment management. Very few managers hit double digit returns in this year are they looked to as the crème of the crop in our opinion and many other reputable investors are believed to share that opinion. Although strong performance within 2008 is impressive, a more holistic approach to evaluating these managers who performed well within 2008 is to compare their performance to years where equities thrived, and therefore gather a tangible understanding of the correlation between their investment selection and equity index performance. Once a manager has shown performance within a year such as 2008 and performance on par or better in years that equities performed well, that investment manager’s product can be considered to provide stability of performance worthy of considering worthy of short listing for further evaluation.

*Please remember that past performance does not guarantee futures profits and we cannot guarantee this criteria will be met with future investments.

Inception Date of 2007 or earlier Because of the vast opportunity for profit in the futures and commodities industry, many managers are attracted to try their hand at the futures and commodities sector.  Decent managers profit one year or 2, however over a 4 year period, multiple investment environments are experienced, and quality managed futures products are identified by removing the unprofitable programs.  Having a minimum threshold for performance provides an amount of time that filters out the good performers and highlights the best performers.

*Please remember that past performance does not guarantee futures profits and we cannot guarantee this criteria will be met with future investments.

Average Return net of fees of 14% or greater Setting a minimum threshold for average investment performance allows our clients to expect returns at or above the minimum level.  We believe that our clients find that combining our other product selection criteria with the 14% or greater minimum threshold criteria provides security and trust that their capital will meet their investment goals, which we believe should align to their personal goals. Please be advised that past performance is not a guarantee of future profits. Investors should fully evaluate risks and benefits before investing in any managed futures account.

*Please remember that past performance does not guarantee futures profits and we cannot guarantee this criteria will be met with future investments.

Annual Drawdown never greater than Annual Returns Performance is great, however many managers turn up the risk in order obtain returns.  It is possible to meet the first product selection criteria with extravagant inter-year draw downs.  We remove products with excessive draw down to return ratios.  This criteria is generally a rule or no more than a 30% inter year draw down and no more than a 1:1 ratio of current year draw down to return.  More often than not, the products selected are less than a 30% drawdown, and greater than a 1:1 ratio of current draw down to return. Reminder: There is a substantial risk of loss in futures trading.  Past performance is no guarantee of future profits.

**We cannot guarantee that investments will for certain meet this criteria in the future. Please fully evaluate all potential benefits and risks before making an investment.

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