Richard Bornhoft has over 30 years experience as an investment manager specializing in the development and management of multiple trading advisor managed futures (CTA) portfolios for institutional investors. As founder, President and Chief Investment Officer of The Bornhoft Group, he designed, developed and implemented its asset allocation, valuation and risk management systems, was ultimately responsible for their continued evolution to meet client expectations, and oversaw the allocation of client assets into various alternative investment products and strategies.
Widely known as a pioneer in managed futures investing, he has managed approximately twenty institutional accounts that allocated to multiple trading advisor managed futures (CTA) portfolios. He was responsible for one of the first index-linked managed futures products — the MAR Trading Advisor Index Fund, launched in 1999, and was later a founding principal of Morningstar Hedge. Mr. Bornhoft was also a founder and Chief Investment Officer of Equinox Fund Management, the sponsor of the first US publicly registered managed futures fund with daily liquidity, as well as the sponsor of the first mutual fund employing multiple CTA programs.
He has served on the advisory committees of several industry and regulatory organizations, and was a frequent guest speaker at international conferences and symposiums on the topic of alternative investment strategies.
Mr. Bornhoft was a contributing author of The Handbook of Managed Futures – Performance, Evaluation and Analysis (McGraw-Hill, 1997) and Searching for Alpha – The Quest for Exceptional Investment Performance (Wiley, 2000).