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The Handbook of Professionally Managed Assets: A Definitive Guide to Profiting from Pooled Investments by Keith R. Fevurly

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Managed Futures

Some investment advisors and reference services include managed futures as a type of hedge fund and report its performance along with other hedge fund strategies. There are, however, important differences between a managed futures fund or program and a traditional hedge fund. First, managed futures are generally proprietary and offered as an optional service by broker-dealer firms; whereas hedge funds are independently operated by a professional money manager.

Second, the trading of futures contracts in managed futures must be done by a professional holding the commodity trading advisor (CTA) designation and passing a certain ...

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