NAAIM Active Investing Strategy Competition - 2020 Uncommon Knowledge | Application to Present:
Managers wishing to participate in the NAAIM Active Investing Strategy Competition - Uncommon Knowledge 2020 -- must submit the following application. A preliminary round of competition will be held online via GoToWebinar at a pre-arranged time during February and March 2020.

The 2020 Uncommon Knowledge Active Investing Strategy Competition Finals will be held on Sunday, May 3 at The Westin Tampa Waterside in Tampa, FL. Strategy presentation categories being accepted in the preliminary rounds of the competition include: Active Bond/Fixed Income Strategies; Active Stock Selection Strategies; Strategic Allocation Strategies; Tactical Management Strategies; and Alternative Strategies.

A complete set of rules can be found at:
Email *
Firm Name *
Firm Address (street, city, state, zip code) *
Email Address (preferred) *
Phone Number *
Please select your STRATEGY CATEGORY: *
Firm AUM *
Lead Manager Name *
Strategy Name *
Strategy Objective *
Strategy Description (100 words or less) *
Strategy's Target Benchmark *
Inception Date of Live Results
Only live, verifiable, real-money returns may be presented. Composite client returns are preferred where possible. In order to ensure consistency, returns are to be presented gross of management fees. Returns from databases such as Theta Research are considered live, real-money returns and may be mathematically adjusted to create gross of fee results. Hypothetical, back-tested, or “model” returns are NOT permitted to be presented in any fashion. Violation of this rule will result in immediate disqualification from the competition. If you have any questions regarding the use of return data, please contact the Shark Tank Committee.
Markets Traded:
Average # of Positions:
Securities Used:
Average Round-Trip Trades Per Year:
Average Hold Period for Trades:
What % of Strategy is Mechanical?
What % of Strategy is Discretionary?
Are Leveraged Securities (Example 2X/3X ETFs/Funds) Used?
Clear selection
Are Short Positions (or inverse funds/ETFs) Used?
Clear selection
Are Options Used?
Clear selection
Is a Margin Account Required?
Clear selection
Calendar Year Returns (Live, verifiable returns only) Please list year and percentage. Example: 2018 - xx%; 2017 - xx%; 2016 - xx%; 2015 - xx%, ETC.
Average CGAR:
Maximum Drawdown:
Are Results Composite Returns?
Clear selection
Where are Accounts Custodied?
Have there been any major changes to the strat
Clear selection
If YES: Please explain
Do you have any personal money invested in this strategy?
Clear selection
If YES, how much? (Please give $ amount)
Current AUM Managed using Strategy? (Please give $ amount)
What firms and/or trading platforms currently offer this strategy?
What is your management contingency plan if you/your manager is suddenly unavailable?
Firm Structure:
Firm Inception Date:
Number of Staff Members (including lead manager)
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