Public Futures Funds

The Journal of Futures Markets, Vol. 5, No. 2, 149-171, 1985

Posted: 3 Jun 2020

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Scott H. Irwin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B. Wade Brorsen

Oklahoma State University

Date Written: Summer 1985

Abstract

Futures funds fool investor’s money to speculate in futures market. Due to favorable tax treatment, futures funds are usually organized as limited partnerships within the United States. Typically, an affiliate or subsidiary of a brokerage company acts as general partner. If limited partnership interests are sold in a public offering, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) classifies a futures fund as public and requires its registration. Private futures funds must meet a series of tests to be exempted from SEC registration. As a rule-of-thumb, private funds have 35 or fewer investors.

Keywords: investments, commodities, futures markets

JEL Classification: D84, G12, G13, Q13, Q14

Suggested Citation

Irwin, Scott and Brorsen, B. Wade, Public Futures Funds (Summer 1985). The Journal of Futures Markets, Vol. 5, No. 2, 149-171, 1985, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3593028

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B. Wade Brorsen

Oklahoma State University

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