When advisors were asked "what are alternative investment strategies?" in a recent Morningstar survey, managed futures was the top answer for 2010. Several broker-dealers, such as Raymond James, have been putting managed futures funds on their platforms, and more and more of these products are coming to market. No one can dispute that these strategies make a great diversifier to a portfolio, but they are not the holy grail. There still seem to be a lot of unknowns in the industry when it comes to managed futures. How knowledgeable are advisors on the investment strategy and are they able to adequately educate clients on this strategy? If you'd like to elaborate on your use of managed futures or on the industry's knowledge of how these investments work, please contact me at 212-204-4363.