Hawksbill Capital Management

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Man Group Plc : Black box funds profit in May from markets' slide

A top performer was Chicago-based Clarke Capital Management, whose $49 million Millennium Fund soared by 46.5 percent and its $20 million Jupiter Fund by 39.7 percent in May. Former computer programmer Michael Clarke, a veteran in the CTA sector since ...

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4 Traders
June 14, 2012
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Top Traders of 2010

The question going into 2010 was, could managed futures match their strong performance of 2008 following a subpar 2009? The answer, in terms of performance, was unclear as most managers experienced a choppy first half of 2010 with the BarclayHedge CTA ...

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Futures Magazine
February 28, 2011
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Who Are The Top Commodity Trading Advisors Of 2010?

Futures Magazine's Top Traders of 2010 include: RAM Management Group LTD: Commodity trading advisor earns 38.36% VACA Capital Management LLC: Solid return of 27.81% in global diversified program Fort LP: Programs earn double digit returns Hawksbill Capital ...

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The Street
March 7, 2011
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Managed Futures: A Model for Incubating Talent

The idea of traders staking other traders for a slice of profits is probably as old as trading itself. Fast forward to the late 1970s and one unearths Commodity Corp. which is remembered for launching the renown careers of Michael Marcus and Bruce Kovner ...

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The Market Oracle
June 30, 2007
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REFILE-Black box funds profit in May from markets' slide

A top performer was Chicago-based Clarke Capital Management, whose $49 million Millennium Fund soared by 46.5 percent and its $20 million Jupiter Fund by 39.7 percent in May. Former computer programmer Michael Clarke, a veteran in the CTA sector since ...

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Reuters
June 15, 2012
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What Do Work Boots And Istanbul Have In Common?

In 1993, it paid off--in spades. Shanks's Chicago-based Hawksbill Capital Management earned a 103% return on the $106 million it manages for 25 different accounts. Last year, Shanks invested mostly overseas, making money on foreign interest-rate futures ...

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Businessweek
December 25, 1993
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Chicago hedge funds outperform industry

Among some of the local standouts were Hawksbill Capital Management's Legacy Futures Fund LP., with a quarterly return of 36.50%, Solaris Capital Management's Solaris Market Neutral Fund LP, 15.28%, and Rail-Splitter Capital Management's Rail-Splitter Fund ...

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Crain's Chicago Business
November 11, 2014
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Top 10 CTAs By Performance In September 2014 [CHART]

While one month’s performance is no way to judge an investment that has 3 to 5 year cycles, a glance at who’s doing well in the different environments month to month can be a useful data point at times. Here’s the top managed futures performers (by ...

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Value Walk
October 21, 2014
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Managed Futures: A Model for Incubating Talent

The idea of traders staking other traders for a slice of profits is probably as old as trading itself. Fast forward to the late 1970s and one unearths Commodity Corp. which is remembered for launching the renown careers of Michael Marcus and Bruce Kovner ...

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Safe Haven
October 10, 2007
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The seven greatest funds in the world

Earlier this week, I wrote about a group of funds that have managed to grow at a compound annual rate of more than 20% for 20 years or more. The list comes from Chris Clarke at Lawrence Clarke and it is his definition of what makes a great fund. Funds come ...

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Money Week
January 24, 2012
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Hawksbill Capital Management

Managed futures had a strong performance in 2010, though they got off to a rough start. More impressively, assets under management grew despite a stellar year for equities, indicating the industry may have passed a milestone

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Futures Magazine
February 28, 2011
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Black box funds profit in May from markets' slide

Chicago-based Hawksbill Capital Management, run by former professional blackjack player Tom Shanks, saw its Global Diversified Program jump 16.13 percent in May. The $111 million fund made the bulk of its money on energy, currencies and European financials ...

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Reuters
June 15, 2012
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Black box funds profit in May from markets' slide

Chicago-based Hawksbill Capital Management, run by former professional blackjack player Tom Shanks, saw its Global Diversified Program jump 16.13 percent in May. The $111 million fund made the bulk of its money on energy, currencies and European financials ...

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Reuters
June 18, 2012
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Top 10 CTAs By Performance In September 2014 [CHART]

While one month’s performance is no way to judge an investment that has 3 to 5 year cycles, a glance at who’s doing well in the different environments month to month can be a useful data point at times. Here’s the top managed futures performers (by ...

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Value Walk
October 20, 2014
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Hawksbill: Improving on a classic

In 1988, he took over the program as a registered commodity trading advisor (CTA) and would change the name to Hawksbill Capital Management. "There was an effort to market a group of turtles as a CTA, but Rich wound down the effort in the spring of 1988 ...

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Futures Magazine
February 28, 2011
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Hawksbill Capital Management

Hawksbill Capital Management is an alternative investment management firm that specializes in managed futures. Founded by president Tom Shanks in 1988, Hawksbill uses a systematic, technically-based approach to trade a diversified portfolio of more than 50 ...

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Wealth Management
February 1, 2015
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What Do Work Boots And Istanbul Have In Common?

In 1993, it paid off--in spades. Shanks's Chicago-based Hawksbill Capital Management earned a 103% return on the $106 million it manages for 25 different accounts. Last year, Shanks invested mostly overseas, making money on foreign interest-rate futures ...

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Bloomberg
December 25, 1993
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