CME Group and BarclayHedge honor managed futures leaders at Pinnacle Awards

Diverse derivatives marketplace CME Group and BarclayHedge recognized top managed futures industry leaders at the sixth annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards on Monday night. 

The winner of this year's Pinnacle Achievement Award is Toby Crabel, Chairman and CIO of Crabel Capital Management. Crabel began his trading career in 1980 with RB&H Financial Services. His early philosophy was that strategies should capture enduring and explainable market participant behavior. Finding these patterns particularly evident in very short-term market patterns in the futures and foreign currency markets, Toby described the phenomenon in both his commodity advisory letter, "The Active Trader," and his 1989 book, "Day Trading with Short Term Price Patterns and Opening Range Breakouts." 

Crabel Capital's approach of using scientific, evidence-based research to capture patterns in market behavior continues to this day, with Crabel leading the ongoing research effort and mentoring researchers that have joined the firm.

More information about the awards and the winners, as well as a video about their achievements, can be found at The complete list of award recipients is listed below.

CME Group offers the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. CME Group provides electronic trading globally on its CME Globex platform.  

BarclayHedge is a leading independent, research-based provider of information services to the alternative investment industry. Founded in 1985, Barclay has been publishing performance data and rankings based on that data since 1990 and currently maintains data on more than 12,000 alternative investment vehicles. 

Nominees were chosen based on quantitative data provided by BarclayHedge for the various award categories. All data was collected and analyzed by BarclayHedge. CME Group can neither verify nor negate the accuracy of the data used to calculate nominees and winners.