MANAGED FUTURES SERVICES

Wisdom Trading provides investors with diversified alternative investment strategies and managed account solutions.

What are Managed Futures Investments?

Managed Futures refer to commodity futures trading accounts actively managed by a registered Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). Trading takes place in a segregated futures account that is liquid and transparent. CTA’s are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and National Futures Association (NFA). Customer accounts are held with a registered Futures Commission Merchant (FCM) and protected by the Financial Safeguard System.

  • Core Stocks

  • Core Bonds

  • Alternatives

  • Cash

Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA)

Managed Futures Accounts are managed or traded by a Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA). CTAs are professional traders registered with the National Futures Association (NFA) to trade on behalf of investors. CTAs are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and the NFA to safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets, protect investors and ensure Members meet their regulatory responsibilities. CTAs manage accounts with a variety of strategies. Some employ a systematic approach using computerized trading systems to make buy/sell decisions while others use a discretionary trading style based on market knowledge or expertise.
CTA account minimums range from $5,000 to over $1,000,000.

Separately Managed
Accounts (SMA) vs. Funds

CTAs can trade client funds through a separately managed account or pooled together as a fund. The strategy and performance are generally the same but there are a few major differences between the two account types. See comparison chart below.

Managed Options
Separately Managed Account
Fund Investment LP
Daily Liquidity
Daily Liquidity
Daily Liquidity
Trading transparency
Trading transparency
Trading transparency
Commingled funds
Commingled funds
Commingled funds
Manager has custody of funds
Manager has custody of funds
Manager has custody of funds
Loss limited to investment
Loss limited to investment
Loss limited to investment

Assisting clients with Managed Futures
investments for over 15 years.

We can help you select a program that best fits your goals and risk tolerance.

THE GROWTH OF MANAGED FUTURES

Managed futures started over 38 years ago. It wasn’t until 1985 that the asset class hit over $1 billion in assets under management. Investors both small and large began to take interest and add capital to the industry bringing the asset under management to over $367 billion today.

Managed Futures Growth Chart 2000-2018

Looking for a more hands-off approach?

Our Managed Futures Database is a great way to get access to trading talent and performance in a more hands-off approach.