Kinkopf Capital Management in the News
July 17, 2015
We are excited to announce the launch of our new "S&P SELECT" managed account program. S&P Select started proprietary trading on 7/1/2015 and is now open to new investment as of July 17th. Unlike its flagship S&P program, S&P SELECT has a minimum investment of only $25,000. A key feature of S&P SELECT is its design to be less volatile. Also, rather than using market internals, price will be the primary deterministic component in initiating trades. A new trend following component allows for possible short-term trend captures. Finally, only the top ranked trades categorized by the Octagle system are selected for execution. *** Contact us for early on-boarding opportunities. ***
July 1, 2015
The S&P Managed Account program's Volatility Scaling component has been updated to integrate Octagle as its primary Volatility Scaling (VoS) Component. This change is effective 7/1/2015. Please note that the core trade engine remains the same since its 1999 inception. The key change is trade selection is now scaled rather then varying contract quantities.
January 1, 2015
For the first time ever, we have released two components of Octagle as independent automated trading strategy. The are available on Striker's website which offers automated system trading via subscription. The two systems available for subscription are KCM Navigator (ES) program and the KCM Opportunity (ES) program. Each of these have specific techniques and are available for subscription starting January 2nd, 2015. Unlike the managed account minimum size of $100,000, the two automated programs suggested account size is $15,000 and $20,000 respectively. Please note that these are not offered directly via Kinkopf Capital and are not available as a managed program. Please see details on the Striker site by clicking the links below.
KCM Navigator (ES) program
KCM Opportunity (ES) program
April 1, 2014
further expanded its risk management process by incorporating additional trade
control and monitoring parameters to its core system. The new component called
"Octagle", provides an eight view, multidimensional governance on trade components. We expect this component to further reduce
volatility while allowing additional capture opportunities. Click here for Octagle details.
February 22, 2013
Kinkopf Capital makes the "Top 10 Traders of 2012" as published in Futures Magazine, March 2013. Ranking source - Barclay Trading Group, LTD under the category of "Top CTA's managing less then $10 million"**
January 29, 2013
Ken Kinkopf listed as TOP 10 of Top 20 Hedge Funds for 2012 trading under $100M
Bloomberg Briefs – Bloomberg LP.
August 27, 2012
Ken Kinkopf highlighted in Barron's print publication under best Hedge Fund listings for the period.
Rankings provided Morningstar.
December 1, 2011
Ken Kinkopf interviewed by Markets Media subscription magazine for article titled
"Hedge Fund Strategies: 2011 Winners and Losers"
November 3, 2011
Ken Kinkopf presents at the Wall Street and Technology Virtual Event on High Speed Trading - Achieving Nano Second Latency.
October 3-5, 2011
Ken Kinkopf presents at the High-Frequency Trading Leaders Forum 2011 in Chicago
June 28, 2011
Ken Kinkopf presents at the Quant Invest / High Frequency Trading World
Chicago 2011 Terrapinn conference on June 28th, 2011.
July 9, 2010
Kinkopf Capital out performs Warren Buffet during past 10 years.
"Beating Warren Buffett, Can Your Investment Manager Beat Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway's Stock Performance over the past 10 years?"
See article at http://www.michaelcovel.com/pdfs/brka.pdf
June 24, 2010
Ken Kinkopf is interviewed by Opalesque Futures Intelligence premium alternative news magazine: - Manager profile: Award winner Ken Kinkopf explains his picky method for trading stock futures. **
See article at http://www.opalesque.com/Manager_winner_Ken_Kinkopf_explains
April 21, 2010
Ken Kinkopf attends the first 2010 CTA Expo in NYC. Event info can be found at www.ctaexpo.com
April 13, 2010
Kinkopf Capital wins FIRST place in the last and final PFG quarterly CTA challenge ending February 28th winning a $250,000 account allocation.*
March 2, 2010
Kinkopf Capital makes the "Top 10 Traders of 2009" as published in Futures Magazine, March 2010. Ranking source - Barclay Trading Group, LTD under the category of "Top CTA's managing less then $10 million"**
February 1, 2010
Kinkopf Capital ranked as #1 Stock Index Trader for 2009 by CTA-Info. Rankings based on ROR by those CTA's submitting data. (see more)**
October 21, 2009
Ken Kinkopf presents at the second annual 2009 CTA Expo in Chicago.
Event info can be found at http://www.ctaexpo.com.
September 24, 2009
Kinkopf Capital wins FIRST place in PFG quarterly CTA challenge ending August 30th winning a $250,000 account allocation. (see more) *
December 15, 2008
Kinkopf Capital wins THIRD place in PFG quarterly CTA challenge ending November 30th. (see more) *
December 1, 2007
Kinkopf Capital introduced an additional and highly innovative layer of risk management by incorporating Volatility Scaling (VoS) to its program. This component has proven to significantly reduce volatility.
November 16, 2007
Ken Kinkopf is one of eight (8) global speakers invited to present his forecasting strategies at the Taiwan 2007 Futures Trust Enterprise Forum in Taipei. (see more)
September 6, 2007
Kinkopf Capital wins FIRST place in PFG six month CTA Showdown winning a $1,000,000 account allocation. (see more) *
August 31, 2007
Kinkopf Capital wins SECOND place in PFG quarterly CTA challenge ending August 31st earning a competitive spot in the second PFG semi-annual CTA Showdown. (see more)*
June 20, 2007
Kinkopf Capital wins FIRST place in PFG quarterly CTA challenge ending May 31st winning a $250,000 account allocation. (see more) *
December 13, 2006
Kinkopf Capital wins FIRST place in PFG quarterly CTA challenge ending November 30th winning a $250,000 account allocation. (see more) *
July 1, 2006
Ken Kinkopf of Kinkopf Capital Management is quoted in Horizons Cash Management FOCUS magazine on the topic of risk management. (see more)
*PFG contest rankings are not inclusive of all CTA's. Only registered CTA's who deposit and trade funds at PFG can enter. Performance results are 3rd party verified as submitted by PFG. The actual contest account size was smaller then the managed account minimum of $100,000 imposed by Kinkopf Capital Management. As a result, the leverage used for the contest account was higher then the Managed Account Program which results in higher percentage moves. Therefore the PFG Challenge results do not reflect the returns of the Kinkopf Capital Account Program. Returns calculated by PFG are gross of managed account fees but net of brokerage fees. Managed accounts are subject to performance and incentive fees. See disclosure document for fee details.
**Rankings are not inclusive of all CTA's. Only CTA's choosing to submit their performance are included. Performance results are based on unaudited submissions.
PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT NECESSARILY INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS.