2017 time Summit Sponsors

The time Summit is pleased to thank the following sponsors for their support of the 2017 time Summit.

Research Partner


In 2014, our team left senior roles at Société Générale with the goal of building an independent brokerage firm focused on providing advisory, capital introduction, index development and research events within the alternative investments industry.

Throughout our long history together, we’ve remained advocates for the inclusion of Managed Futures, Commodity and Macro strategies in an institutional investor’s portfolio.  We have built long lasting relationships and thoughtful dialogue based on our research, indices and events.  This legacy continues within Bridge Alternatives.

Strategic Partner


Having a vision is not enough. You need a strategy to achieve that vision, along with a business model that can succeed in any economic cycle. You also need extraordinary execution. In fact, it’s all about execution.

Our unwavering focus on customers is the foundation of our strategy. While industry trends and the competitive landscape will continue to evolve, our strategy will guide us in successfully navigating challenges and doing what is right for customers.

Our strategy drives our choices, enables us to prioritize our efforts, differentiates us from our peers, and ultimately builds lasting value for team members, customers, communities, and shareholders. Our diversified business model provides strength and stability as we assure customers and communities that we will be here to serve them and future generations.

With our vision and values as anchors, the core pillars of our strategy reflect our focus on deepening customer relationships while serving them anywhere, at any time, and earning their trust through every interaction.

Strategic Sponsor


CME Group is the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, handling 3 billion contracts worth approximately $1 quadrillion annually (on average). The company provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers, bringing together individuals, companies and institutions that need to manage risk or that want to profit by accepting risk.

Our exchanges – CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX – offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, including futures and options based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural commodities, metals, weather and real estate. As part of our commitment to providing innovative risk-management solutions to the marketplace, CME Group also offers a growing slate of cleared OTC products and services.

Through our CME Globex electronic trading platform, users worldwide are able to access the broadest array of the most liquid financial derivatives markets available anywhere. Additionally, CME Group operates CME Clearing, one of the world’s leading central counterparty clearing providers. By serving as the counterparty to every trade that happens in our markets, we protect the integrity of our markets, virtually eliminating third-party credit risk.

Industry Sponsors


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


CBOE Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBOE) is the holding company for Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE), the CBOE Futures Exchange (CFE), and other subsidiaries. CBOE, the largest U.S. options exchange and creator of listed options, continues to set the bar for options and volatility trading through product innovation, trading technology and investor education. CBOE Holdings offers equity, index and ETP options, including proprietary products, such as S&P 500 options (SPX), the most active U.S. index option, and options and futures on the CBOE Volatility Index (the VIX Index). Other products engineered by CBOE include equity options, security index options, Weeklys options, LEAPS options, FLEX options, and benchmark products such as the CBOE S&P BuyWrite Index (BXM). CBOE Holdings is home to the world-renowned Options Institute, Livevol options analytics and data tools, and www.cboe.com, the go-to place for options and volatility trading resources.


ED&F Man Capital Markets is a global financial brokerage business and the financial services division of ED&F Man. As part of ED&F Man, the Firm benefits from a solid level of capitalisation with a disciplined management focus on financial and risk management control, robust effective corporate governance and a strong compliance culture.

Our business ethos is driven by integrity, trust and client care. ED&F Man Capital Markets provides clients access to the global capital markets in products including fixed income, foreign exchange, equities, commodities and listed derivatives. Our services encompass trade processing, financing, clearing, execution, market making and agency based electronic and voice brokerage services.


HedgeFacts is a leading provider of risk analytics, back office accounting, reconciliation, and performance reporting for the alternative investment industry. 

Our clients include commodity trading advisors, hedge funds, asset allocators with transparent managed accounts, proprietary trading groups, endowments, and family offices trading a variety of asset classes including: futures, equities, options, fixed income, fx, and swaps. Whether you need trade and position reconciliation, shadow accounting books and records, or risk and stress testing dashboards, HedgeFacts delivers a seamlessly integrated solution which otherwise would typically require products and services from multiple vendors. 

HedgeFacts’ software is offered as an automated, secure, and managed application service (SaaS), ensuring you have an institutional quality infrastructure that is professionally managed for you. Additionally, we offer outsourced performance, accounting, and reconciliation services.

Media Sponsor


BarclayHedge is a leading independent, research based provider of information services to the alternative investment industry. Founded in 1985, no other firm has been in the alternative investment database business for as long as we have. Barclay began publishing fund data for CTAs and hedge funds in 1989 and currently maintains data on more than 12,000 alternative investment vehicles.  BarclayHedge provides access to its hedge fund, fund of funds, and managed futures databases to thousands of investors worldwide in Excel, Access, and formats compatible with most third party analysis packages.  Barclay’s 18 hedge fund indices, 10 managed futures indices, and 7 UCITS indices are universally recognized as alternative investment performance benchmarks and are utilized by investment professionals around the globe.

For more information on time Summit sponsorship opportunities, contact Kim Simpao at 773-315-7779 or ksimpao@timesummit.org.