Knight Managed Futures Desk
What Are Managed Futures?
Managed Futures are investment vehicles run by professional money managers, known as Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs), who manage client assets using global futures markets. There are over 1,500 active CTAs currently registered with and regulated by the National Futures Association (NFA) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). CTAs invest in a wide variety of product types: Commodities such as Corn or Sugar; Metals such as Gold or Copper; Fixed Income products such as US Treasury Bonds or UK Gilts; Equity Indices such as the S&P 500® or Nikkei 225, and Foreign Exchange contracts such as Australian Dollar/US Dollar or Euro/Japanese Yen.
Growth of Managed Futures
Managed Futures investments have grown from just under $1 billion in 1983 to over $200 billion. Managed Futures has been one of the fastest growing asset classes over the past several decades.
How Knight Empowers Individuals & Institutions
Knight combines sophisticated analytics with precision technology and market expertise to identify CTAs with
risk/returns that fit a variety of individual investor needs. Knight provides education to guide investors
towards managed accounts that help meet their requirements.
Knight is offering Managed Futures through individually managed accounts which are opened in the investor's name, with money on deposit always under the investor's control. The CTA is given authority to place trades on the investor's behalf, and the investor is able to monitor activity and track performance.