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QUANTITATIVE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT WINS COQUEST ADVISOR’S 2016 CTA CHALLENGE

CTA Program Tops Managed Futures Industry Competition for Second Year

(February 1, 2017) Dallas-based Coquest Inc., a full service brokerage and alternative investment consulting firm, announced today that Quantitative Investment Management is the winner of the 2016 Coquest Advisors’ CTA Challenge, claiming the top rank for the second consecutive year. QIM’s Global Program finished the year with a 16.69% gain, beating out the other 21 Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) programs competing, as well as outperforming the S&P 500 and other key performance indexes in a very tough year for the alternative asset management industry. The 2016 CTA Challenge, which officially ended at close of business on Dec. 31, 2016, recognizes and showcases top performing managed futures trading programs.

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For more information on the CTA Challenge, contact:

G. Maxwell Eagye, Managing Director: 214.580.4210, max@coquest.com
Michael Lock, Director of Brokerage: 214.580.4220, mike@coquest.com

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COQUEST NAMES QUANTITATIVE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CTA CHALLENGE 2015 WINNER

Virginia-based CTA Program Earns Top Honors in Managed Futures Industry Competition

(April 13, 2016) Dallas-based Coquest Inc., a full service brokerage and alternative investment consulting firm, announced today that Quantitative Investment Management is the winner of the 2015 Coquest Advisors’ CTA Challenge. QIM’s Global Program finished the year with a 20.82% gain, beating out the other 26 CTA programs competing, as well as outperforming the S&P 500 and other key performance indexes in a very tough year for the overall asset management industry. The 2015 CTA Challenge, which officially ended at close of business on Dec. 31, 2015, recognizes and showcases top performing managed futures trading programs.

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For more information on the CTA Challenge, contact:

G. Maxwell Eagye, Managing Director: 214.580.4210, max@coquest.com
Michael Lock, Director of Brokerage: 214.580.4220, mike@coquest.com

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Coquest Managed Assets launched to provide full service to CTAs, Clients

(Jan. 6, 2016) Dallas-based Coquest Managed Assets is now open to design and customize alternative asset portfolios for high net individuals, family offices, RIAs and institutional clients, leveraging the more than quarter-century of experience and expertise of Coquest Inc.‘s family of products and professional team.  Coquest Managed Assets will work in conjunction with its research arm, Coquest Advisors and Coquest Inc.’s managed accounts sales effort, to provide a  full-service team to both traders and clients.

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G. Maxwell Eagye, Managing Director: 214.580.4210, max@coquest.com

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CTA Challenge registration open for 2016 competition

(Oct. 14, 2015) Calling all trading talent, seasoned and new, the CTA Challenge is taking applications for its 2016 competition. The contest, organized by Dallas-based Coquest Inc., is a year-long competition that  allows commodity trading advisors to match their trading prowess on a level playing field against other CTAs. The CTA Challenge is judged by a combination of risk adjusted return and volatility, therefore the top performing portfolios aren’t always those with the greatest end-of-year absolute return. A new component will be added with the launch of a  three-year track record competition in addition to the one-year competition.

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For more information on the CTA Challenge, contact:

Maxwell Eagye, Managing Director: 214.580.4210, max@coquest.com

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Coquest Advisors launched to tap best in class trading managers

(Sept. 15, 2015) Dallas-based Coquest Inc., one of the largest independent brokers in the U.S. derivatives markets, announced the launch of Coquest Advisors, an independent research and advisory firm that will provide due diligence on commodity trading advisors and hedge funds and target the most talented investment managers for its clients.  The group will be headed up by Coquest Managing Director Maxwell Eagye, and Ryan Hart, Coquest Director of Research and Co-Portfolio Manager, who worked with Mr. Eagye at Altegris, will lead the team that performs the investment due diligence and portfolio management.

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For more information, contact:

G. Maxwell Eagye, Managing Director: 214.580.4210, max@coquest.com

Ryan Hart, Director of Research and Co-Portfolio Manager: 469.844.1611, rhart@coquest.com

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CTA Challenge participants in final stretch of 2015 competition

(Aug.19, 2015)  The CTA Challenge, a year-long competition for commodity trading advisors (CTA) organized by Dallas-based Coquest Inc., is hitting the home stretch of 2015, and at this point the winner is too close to call. Several different trading programs, judged by a combination of risk adjusted return and volatility,  have held the pole position, jumping as much as five levels in a month.

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For more information on the CTA Challenge, contact:

G. Maxwell Eagye, Managing Director: 214.580.4210, max@coquest.com

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RYAN HART JOINS COQUEST, INC. AS DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH, PORTFOLIO MANAGER

(July 20, 2015) Dallas-based Coquest Inc., one of the largest independent brokers in the U.S. derivatives markets, announced today that Ryan Hart has joined the firm as Director of Research and Co-Portfolio Manager and will help build its Coquest Advisors Group. Using his analytical background, Mr. Hart will be responsible for investment research and due diligence on commodity trading advisors and hedge fund managers. Mr. Hart formerly was a portfolio manager and Director of Research & Investments for Altegris Advisors, an affiliated company of Altegris Investments, where he managed a team of investment analysts and was part of the group responsible for strategic and tactical allocation decisions.

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G. Maxwell Eagye, Coquest Managing Director: 214.580.4210, max@coquest.com 

Ryan Hart, Director of Research and Co-Portfolio Manager: 469.844.1611, rhart@coquest.com

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MICHAEL LOCK JOINS COQUEST, INC. AS DIRECTOR OF BROKERAGE

(April 20, 2015) Coquest Inc., one of the largest independent brokers in the U.S. derivatives markets, announced today that Michael Lock has joined the firm as Director of Brokerage and to oversee its Trade Services Group. His duties will include managing all post-investment business including supervising day-to-day brokerage operations and trade reports for Coquest and Mega Capital customers. Mr. Lock formerly was manager of the Trade Services Group of Altegris Clearing Solutions LLC (ACS), where he was responsible for the daily clearing operations of more than $3 billion of client assets.

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G. Maxwell Eagye, Coquest Managing Director: 214.580.4210, Max@coquest.com 

Michael Lock, Coquest Director of Brokerage:214.580.4220, Mike@coquest.com

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G. MAXWELL EAGYE JOINS COQUEST, INC.

(Feb. 12, 2015) – Coquest Inc., one of the largest introducing brokers in the U.S. derivatives markets, announced today that G. Maxwell Eagye will join the firm as a Managing Director to further develop Coquest’s managed futures and brokerage businesses. Mr. Eagye’s responsibilities will include a leading role in providing commodity-futures consulting services by Coquest to Altegris Clearing Solutions LLC  (ACS), pursuant to its recent engagement of Coquest to provide commodity-futures consulting and support services.

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For more information:

John Vassallo, Coquest Co-founder:  214 .219.7555, John@coquest.com

Maxwell Eagye, Coquest Managing Director: 214.580.4210, Max@coquest.com

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COQUEST, INC. COMPLETES PURCHASE OF MEGA CAPITAL, LLC.

May 15, 2014: Coquest, Inc., A Texas-based commodity broker that specializes in the energy markets, announced today that it has finalized the buyout of Mega capital, LLC, an introducing broker specializing in managed futures. This purchase allows Coquest, one of the largest independent US introducing brokers, specializing in energy markets, to diversify its operations and leverage its expertise throughout its brokerage and managed funds business.

In announcing the buyout, Coquest co-founder, john Vassallo, said, “Since 1990, Coquest has provided access and direction to global clients on how to hedge their oil and gas production needs. Using that expertise, we have been able to structure more sophisticated managed futures portfolios. The purchase on Mega Capital allows us to leverage our experience in portfolio construction that can enhance performance for Mega capital investors.”

Dennis T. Weinmann, Coquest co-founder and head of trading operations, added “Mega Capital customers will benefit from this purchase with added trading knowledge, market access and lower fees.”

Mega Capital offers clients their Security Overlay Portfolio, which will continue to provide a highly consistent stable performance that is independent of general trends in market segments.

About Coquest, Inc.: Coquest was founded by John Vassallo and Denis T. Weinmann in 1990 to leverage their energy trading and brokerage expertise from working on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Today the company is a premier full-service energy brokerage and consulting firm based in Dallas, Texas with offices in Chicago and Houston. It provides multi-national corporations, institutional banks, individual traders, oil companies, utilities and energy marketers with a single comprehensive source for market liquidity, price discovery, and intelligence. Coquest, Inc. Is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association as well as a member of the National Introducing Brokers Association. (www.coquest.com)

About Mega Capital, LLC: Founded in 1997 by Doug Houser, Mega Capital was formed to provide high net worth individuals and family offices with a sophisticated strategy to leverage returns in managed futures accounts. The firm is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and is a member of the National Futures Association. (www.megacapital.com)

For more information:

John Vassallo: Coquest Co-founder, 214.505.3281