The problem is not with managed futures, which have posted great returns, even (especially) during stock market meltdowns, but with the financial industry that wraps these otherwise useful products in a high fee wrapper
Chad Burlet and Bob Otter became friends when Burlet directed the cash/futures convergence trade for Cargill and Otter executed Cargill’s soybean trades on the floor of the CBOT. More than 30 years later that friendship turned into a partnership leading to the creation of Third Street Ag in 2012.
The past couple of years have been rough on experienced traders, not to mention emerging managers. In our annual review of new talent, here are three managers who successfully have ridden out the post-2008 aftershocks still affecting the business and markets.