BlueCrest And Michael Platt Find Gravity As Assets Leave Fund

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Mark Melin
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A one-time hedge fund king is finding out that gravity is a force that doesn’t discriminate based on pedigree. When BlueCrest Capital Management’s founder Michael Platt jetted into the Middle East in September of 2013, meeting with sovereign wealth funds who might shower the then among the world’s largest hedge funds with even more bounty, Platt was on top of the world.   BlueCrest Capital’s returns in 2008 After the firm’s BlueTrend managed futures fund scored 43 percent returns in 2008 as the stock market suffered, he followed that up in 2009 with 45 percent returns from BlueCrest Capital International….

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Mark Melin is an alternative investment practitioner whose specialty is recognizing the impact of beta market environment on a technical trading strategy. A portfolio and industry consultant, wrote or edited three books including High Performance Managed Futures (Wiley 2010) and The Chicago Board of Trade’s Handbook of Futures and Options (McGraw-Hill 2008) and taught a course at Northwestern University's executive education program.