Attain Capital Hosts Free Managed Futures Webinar

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Chicago managed futures brokerage Attain Capital Management will be putting on a free managed futures webinar focused on better understanding the asset class and how to access it.

Sugar coating the space and risks involved doesn't help anyone. There are a lot of misconceptions regarding managed futures in the public sphere, and we're trying to set the record straight.

Managed futures education leader Attain Capital Management will be hosting a free managed futures webinar on Tuesday, June 19th, at 1 PM CST. The hour-long webinar will delve into the basics of how the asset class works, why it might be worth a look, and how investors can efficiently access the space. The webinar comes in response to increasing requests from registered investment advisers (RIAs) and individual investors for more information on managed futures in general.

The webinar will feature an extensive panel of speakers including Liz Flores, Executive Director of Client Development & Sales with the CMEGroup; Russ Rausch, COO of commodity trading advisor Emil van Essen, LLC; Rick Slaughter, Partner and Portfolio Manager, and Chris Stanton, Director of Portfolio Strategy with commodity trading advisor Sunrise Capital Management; Jeffrey Dow Jones, RIA with Jones & Company; William Bromley, RIA with Corestates Capital Advisors, LLC; Jeffrey Barclay, attorney specializing in managed futures with Schuyler, Roche & Crisham; and Jeff Eizenberg, Senior Vice-President of Client Portfolio Management with Attain. The panel will be moderated by Attain Director of Communications Lauren Nelson.

The webinar content has been designed to provide more than traditional, superficial explanations of the asset class without veering into overly-technical descriptions. Topics will include strategy types within managed futures, the role of an allocation within a portfolio, how portfolios should be researched and constructed, and the pros and cons of access points, including the fast-growing managed futures mutual fund space. The panel will conclude with an open Q&A session for participants.

The webinar has created a fair amount of buzz, as Attain's approach to investor education doesn't always sit well with other industry participants. Though they frequently cover strong performance from CTAs, they're just as likely to write about program drawdowns and asset class downturns, as well. Their vocal criticism of managed futures mutual funds has ruffled more than a few feathers along the way.

"Our goal is to provide honest, useful material to those interested in managed futures," explains Nelson. "Sugar coating the space and risks involved doesn't help anyone. There are a lot of misconceptions regarding managed futures in the public sphere, and we're trying to set the record straight. This webinar will be a part of those efforts."

The webinar is scheduled for 1 PM CST on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012. To register, click here.

About Attain Capital Management

Attain Capital Management is a commodity futures brokerage and research firm specializing exclusively in managed futures, trading systems, and managed forex. Their focus is on helping people find the investment program that is right for them through advanced data, exhaustive research, and ongoing education. With clients in over 44 countries, Attain consistently contributes quality managed futures research and analysis via their popular weekly email newsletter and daily blog.

DISCLAIMER: Futures trading is complex, and presents a risk of substantial losses. As such, managed futures investments are not appropriate for everyone.

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