Q&A: Family Office Opens Up Historic Managed Futures Strategy

Nov 30 2012 | 1:00pm ET

Managed futures specialist Longboard Asset Management started life as Blackstar Funds, a family office overseeing the assets of the “grandfather of managed futures,” Tom Basso. The firm recently decided to take on outside money, which it is hoping to attract through its newly-launched Longboard Managed Futures Strategy Fund, a mutual fund offering retail investors access to a hedge fund-like, rules-based strategy. Longboard CEO and chief investment officer Cole Wilcox spoke to FINalternatives Senior Reporter Mary Campbell recently about the name change, the new fund and the future of managed futures.

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