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Mark Shore Joins Coquest Advisors as Director of Educational Research

Chicago, IL, February 22, 2018 --( Dallas-based Coquest Inc., one of the largest independent introducing brokers in the U.S. derivatives markets, announced today that Mark Shore has joined its Coquest Advisors LLC as Director of Educational Research. Mr. Shore will be responsible for developing educational materials, workshops and webinars as well as aid in client outreach to help investors, wealth advisors and other industry participants learn about managed futures. As a futures industry ambassador, he’ll also work to increase visibility of the Coquest Advisors brand. Mr. Shore is an adjunct professor at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and has a multi-decade background in research and trading in the derivatives business.

“Mark brings gravitas to this position having lived and breathed derivatives research and trading for 30 years,” said Coquest Managing Director G. Maxwell Eagye. “His ability to teach and train will be invaluable to our clients, institutional investors, and financial advisors. As we roll out our continuing education program, we’ll provide varied tools in multiple formats for the financial business. It’s gratifying to help support current educational efforts of the managed futures industry in a way that can reach beyond core investors to wealth managers and financial advisors.”

Mr. Shore began his career in the futures business with EF Hutton, working on the Chicago Board of Trade bond floor where he witnessed first hand the 1987 stock market crash. He used that experience in his submission paper to the University of Chicago, where he received his MBA with a concentration on Finance, Behavioral Science and Econometrics. He joined Morgan Stanley/VK Capital Inc. in New York in 1997 as senior research analyst, and rose to become chief operating officer and principal for the $300 million internal CTA. In 2007 he joined Octane Research, a $1 billion alternative investment firm, as head of risk. In 2008 he formed his own company that focuses on derivatives research, Shore Capital Research.

“I’ll bring to the position my research and educational expertise and ability to explain the products, asset allocation, and importance of risk management,” Mr. Shore said. “My background - 30 years in the futures business - is a nice fit with what Coquest Advisors wants to do. I’ve developed training modules during my career, and teach what is probably the country’s only accredited college classes in managed futures at DePaul University, where I’m currently a doctoral candidate.”

Mr. Shore hopes to use Coquest Advisors as a platform to educate more people on the importance of long-term investing and diversification using alternatives, especially as inflation and volatility begin to percolate.

About Coquest Advisors: A division of Coquest Inc., Coquest Advisors is dedicated to identifying the most talented investment managers for the firm’s clients using a rigorous due diligence and analysis process that combines quantitative and qualitative techniques. This robust process presents select manager talent to an in-house investment committee that reviews the managers and strategies to find the best in class. Unanimous approval is needed for any trading manager to join the stable of top managers, which then are used to develop customized portfolios for Coquest clients. Coquest Advisors also hosts and manages the CTA Challenge, a yearlong competition for commodity trading advisors.

About Mark Shore: Mr. Shore, Director of Educational Research for Coquest Advisors, is an adjunct professor at DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate of Business in Chicago, where he developed and teaches graduate and undergraduate level courses on managed futures and global macro strategies. Formerly he was Head of Risk for Octane Research and Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at Morgan Stanley/VK Capital Inc. Mr. Shore also has an MBA from the University of Chicago, and is a doctoral candidate at DePaul University. He also is a Level 1 candidate in the CAIA program.

For more information on Mr. Shore and Coquest Advisors’ educational programs:
G. Maxwell Eagye, Managing Director: 214.580.4210,
Mark Shore, Director of Educational Research:
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