Mark Shore, Adjunct Professor of managed futures at DePaul Universityâ€™s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago and 25 year veteran of the futures industry notes increased interest in managed futures for the last several years.
â€śAssets under management in managed futures have increased nearly 63% since 2008, and over 700% since 2000 according to BarclayHedge.â€ť To help explain the managed futures message, Shore announced DePaul University will once again offer a graduate level managed futures course in the spring.
As the demand for asset allocation education and alternative investment education increases, Shore notes, “individual & institutional investors and the graduate students are asking more questions about managed futures, a topic often found unfamiliar to many.â€ť
Does the recent market volatility increase the interest to understand managed futures?Â â€śThe abnormal market volatility in recent years has a number of investors increasingly questioning the core principles behind a diversified investment portfolio, he said. â€śWhatâ€™s needed is a greater understanding of dynamic correlation and tail risk.â€ť
Copyright Â©2013 Mark Shore. Contact the author for permission for republication at firstname.lastname@example.org Mark Shore has more than 25 years of experience in the futures markets and managed futures, publishes research, consults on alternative investments and conducts educational workshops.
Mark Shore is also an Adjunct Professor at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business in Chicago where he teaches a managed futures / global macro Mark is a contributing writer to Reuters HedgeWorld, the CBOE Futures Exchange and Micro-Cap Review.
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