Entry rules for CTA Intelligence European Performance Awards 2017

1. Inclusion:

Only CTAs with their management/advisory company or team based in the UK or Europe will be eligible for the CTA Intelligence European Performance Awards 2017.

The entry form link will be sent to all managers and contacts on the CTA Intelligence database. Other interested managers can access the online entry form via this website.

CTAs interested in entering the awards must submit all information via the official CTA Intelligence European Performance Awards 2017 online entry form.

The awards will be publicised internationally in the general and managed futures media. All awards finalists will be honoured—and the winners announced at a dinner on Thursday, 21 September 2017 at Plaisterers' Hall, London. Please mark this date on your calendar.

The final deadline for inclusion is Friday, 28 July 2017.

2. Criteria

Base of operations:

CTAs must have their management/advisory company or team primarily based in the UK or Europe

Strategy/program:

For each category entered the strategy/program must trade/invest primarily in futures, forwards, or options

Assets under management:

CTAs entering the newcomer category must have a minimum of $1m in AuM ending 30 June 2017.

CTAs entering the emerging CTA category must have a minimum of $10m in AuM ending 30 June 2017.

CTAs entering any other category must have a minimum of $20m in AuM ending 30 June 2017.

Track record:

CTAs entering any of the categories except long term performance, emerging CTA and newcomer must submit a track record of 3 years ending with their June 2017 performance figures.

CTAs entering the long term performance – categories must submit a track record of 5 years ending with their June 2017 performance figures.

CTAs entering the emerging category must submit a track record of 12 to 35 months of performance data ending with their June 2017 performance.

CTAs entering the newcomer category must submit a track record of 3 to 12 months of performance data ending with their June 2017 performance.

Please submit USD share classes

Nominated categories:

Please note that entries are not accepted for those categories marked ‘nominated’. 

3. Judging Decisions:

The judging panel will comprise representatives from CTA Intelligence, leading institutional, private investors and other industry experts.

Each member of the judging panel will have an equal vote in choosing the winners in each category. Decisions should be unanimous, but a majority will suffice.

Judging decisions will be based on performance, qualitative information and structural criteria.