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Managed Futures Account

Definition

A managed futures account or managed futures fund is a type of alternative investment in the US in which trading in the futures markets is managed by another person or entity, rather than the fund's owner. Managed futures accounts include, but are not limited to, commodity pools. These funds are operated by commodity trading advisors or commodity pool operators, who are generally regulated in the United States by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the National Futures Association., the assets under management held by managed futures accounts totaled $340 billion.

What is 'Managed Futures Account'

An account that is like a mutual fund, except that positions in government securities, futures contracts and options on futures contracts are used to manage the portfolio.

Explaining 'Managed Futures Account'

Professional money managers known as "commodity trading advisors" look after managed futures accounts, deciding on their positions based on expected profit potential. Among other advantages, managed futures offer the potential for reduced portfolio volatility and the ability to earn profit in any economic environment. Managed futures have seen increased institutional use in recent years.


Further Reading


Do managed futures make good investments?
search.proquest.com [PDF]
… currency and fixed-income markets to reduce exchange-rate volatility and manage inflation expectations … For illustrative purposes only and not the performance of an actual account … that to change over time, as more investors recognize the potential benefits of managed futures …

Managed futures research: a composite CTA performance reviewManaged futures research: a composite CTA performance review
jai.pm-research.com [PDF]
… currency and fixed-income markets to reduce exchange-rate volatility and manage inflation expectations … For illustrative purposes only and not the performance of an actual account … that to change over time, as more investors recognize the potential benefits of managed futures …

Volatility filters for asset management: An application to managed futuresVolatility filters for asset management: An application to managed futures
link.springer.com [PDF]
… currency and fixed-income markets to reduce exchange-rate volatility and manage inflation expectations … For illustrative purposes only and not the performance of an actual account … that to change over time, as more investors recognize the potential benefits of managed futures …

Performance persistence for managed futuresPerformance persistence for managed futures
jai.pm-research.com [PDF]
… currency and fixed-income markets to reduce exchange-rate volatility and manage inflation expectations … For illustrative purposes only and not the performance of an actual account … that to change over time, as more investors recognize the potential benefits of managed futures …

Tactical asset allocation and commodity futuresTactical asset allocation and commodity futures
jpm.pm-research.com [PDF]
… currency and fixed-income markets to reduce exchange-rate volatility and manage inflation expectations … For illustrative purposes only and not the performance of an actual account … that to change over time, as more investors recognize the potential benefits of managed futures …


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