Understanding opportunity is what it takes to run a successful global macro fund. Kathleen Kelley, founder and chief investment officer of Queen Anne’s Gate Capital Management in New York, understands that concept better than most.
With a 40-year plus career spanning all segments of the financial industry, Bill Brodsky, Chicago Board Options Exchange executive chairman, talks about the events that shaped the modern trading landscape, his role in them, and what’s next for the industry.
Swapping his career at PIMCO to start his own firm, John Brynjolfsson talks with us about trading, the economy and launching a global macro hedge fund firm in 2009, arguably one of the most difficult times to start a fund.
Managed futures had another turbulent year in 2012, but as always, some diamonds emerged from the rough. In this annual feature, we look at what worked and didn’t work in 2012, and profile four commodity trading advisors that stood out from the crowd.
In a year dominated by crises — both natural and political — squeezing our annual list of largest influencers down to 20 was difficult. One thing this year highlighted was that money and power trump all as we learned that — at least in the banking world — there are some that are too-big-to-prosecute.
With the election almost upon us, traders and analysts weigh in on how its outcome may affect the currently oversupplied energy market as well as any potential geopolitical repercussions, which have been a major factor in recent years.