2019 Top FCMs

We wanted to share with you one of our most popular blog posts: an updated list of the top FCMs (based on customer funds held in segregation). When doing research in selecting a futures commission merchant, or FCM, (i.e. custodian) to house your managed futures portfolio, it can be difficult…

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How the OptionSellers.com Blowup Affects Bystanders

Many of us have already heard the news regarding OptionSellers.com, a wealth management firm located in Tampa, FL, that lost more than $150M in customer assets in a natural gas trade.  The trade in question occurred in November 2018, and involved being short call options on natural gas, and in…

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The Slow Disappearance of One Man Shops

Over the last two to three years, aiSource has noticed a decreasing rate of one-man operations entering the CTA space.  Prior to this period, it was very prevalent to come across an emerging manager that was a single man start-up.  These single person CTAs are in many cases bootstrapped operations…

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