THE RISK OF TRADING COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS IS SUBSTANTIAL. THE HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE ASSOCIATED WITH COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS CAN WORK AGAINST YOU AS WELL AS FOR YOU. THIS HIGH DEGREE OF LEVERAGE CAN RESULT IN SUBSTANTIAL LOSSES, AS WELL AS GAINS. YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY CONSIDER WHETHER COMMODITY FUTURES AND OPTIONS IS SUITABLE FOR YOU IN LIGHT OF YOUR FINANCIAL CONDITION. IF YOU ARE UNSURE YOU SHOULD SEEK PROFESSIONAL ADVICE. PAST PERFORMANCE DOES NOT GUARANTEE FUTURE SUCCESS. IN SOME CASES MANAGED ACCOUNTS ARE CHARGED SUBSTANTIAL COMMISSIONS AND ADVISORY FEES. THOSE ACCOUNTS SUBJECT TO THESE CHARGES, MAY NEED TO MAKE SUBSTANTIAL TRADING PROFITS JUST TO AVOID DEPLETION OF THEIR ASSETS. EACH COMMODITY TRADING ADVISOR ("CTA") IS REQUIRED BY THE COMMODITY FUTURES TRADING COMMISSION ("CFTC") TO ISSUE TO PROSPECTIVE CLIENTS A DISCLOSURE DOCUMENT OUTLINING THESE RISKS, FEES, CONFLICTS OF INTEREST AND OTHER INFORMATION.
THE CFTC HAS NOT PASSED UPON THE MERITS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY COMMODITY FUTURES PROGRAM OR ON THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF ANY DISCLOSURE DOCUMENTS.
LEAN 6 FINANCIAL
In recent years the global financial markets have gone through a period of "shock and awe", the likes of which we have not witnessed since the "Great Depression". As a result, we have seen a massive push for new regulations across the entire global financial industry, consolidation of firms and exchanges, and a whole new way of doing business and investing.
Investors today are demanding more transparency and disciplined risk management from the portfolio managers they consider investing in. Along those lines, they also demand an organized infrastructure which includes a well balanced mix of current and reliable technology, prime brokers, accounting, compliance, administration, backups and disaster recovery continuation plans. Paramount to their decision making process in selecting the proper portfolio managers to manage their investments are the manager's trading skills, qualifications, experience, and entrepreneurial skills and vision for growth.
Lean 6 Financial was created to meet the demand by the end investor for a certain breed of portfolio managers and traders that are increasingly gaining the attention of the investor community as reliable sources of capital appreciation and business growth partners. These managers are commonly referred to as " Emerging Managers". There's no set definition of what constitutes an Emerging Manager. Typically, these investment managers are newly formed and have a relatively small asset base of no more than $2 billion.* According to Citibank Prime Finance, large funds ( >$500 million AUM ) continue to hold the majority portion of industry AUM (75%) compared to medium funds ( $100-$500 million ) at 20% and small funds ( <$100 million ) holding only 6%.**
Currently Lean 6 Financial is a d/b/a for Managed Capital Advisory Group Ltd., a registered Introducing Broker and NFA Member, and through its marketing and consulting efforts will continue to established strategic alliances with Emerging Money Managers in the alternative asset class. Lean 6 Financial offers marketing, consulting and sales support to Emerging Managers in the CTA, hedge fund and alternative investments arena. We combine our efforts and experience to assist the portfolio manager to build their business, be it a start-up or an established fund, with the proper tools and solutions to meet the demands of the investment community in presenting a well organized structure with a cost-effective solution. These managers offer alternative investment strategies that are non-correlated and offer diversification across several asset classes. The risk of loss exists in trading; past performance is not indicative of future results. Their strategies are designed to effectively manage risk and preserve capital, while generating consistent performance.
Lean 6 Financial also offers strategic consulting for the financial services sector focused on cost reduction and operations improvement using proven Lean Six Sigma methodologies and other technological advancements, including real time risk management solutions.
*Source: Darc Matter- Why investors Should Consider Investing In Emerging Managers 05/04/2015
**Source: Citi Prime Finance- Hedge Fund Industry Snapshot June 2015
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