Sol Waksman

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Sol Waksman
Occupation President/founder
Employer BarclayHedge
Location Fairfield, Iowa, USA
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Sol Waksman is the founder and president of BarclayHedge, a firm that provides institutional clients and high-net-worth investors in the hedge fund and managed futures sectors with performance measurement and portfolio management products, niche publications, database and software programs and consulting services.[1]

He sold the firm to Backstop Solutions Group in December 2018 and serves as president of the Backstop BarclayHedge Division.


Waksman has more than 30 years of executive experience in the industry. He has served as a director of The Foundation for Managed Derivatives Research. He has been a guest lecturer at Cornell University, served on industry panels, and published a number of articles about the managed futures industry.[2]

He was cited in a research paper in 2002 titled "Managed Futures and Hedge Funds: A Match Made in Heaven" by Harry M. Kat, Professor of Risk Management, Cass Business School, City University, London.[3]

Fernando Diz, an assistant professor of finance at Syracuse University, and president of M&E Financial Markets Research, LLC, a registered Commodity Trading Advisor, thanked Waksman in his paper titled "How do CTAs’ Return Distribution Characteristics affect their likelihood of Survival?”[4]

Waksman had money invested with the hedge fund manager Victor Niederhoffer when Niederhoffer went under in 1997.[5]


Waksman holds a BA in psychology and economics from City University of New York.


  1. Make It Eight Years In A Row For Managed Futures. Finalternatives.
  2. Sol Waksman. CTA Expo.
  3. Managed Futures and Hedge Funds: A Match Made in Heaven. Cass Business School, City University, London.
  4. How do CTAs’ Return Distribution Characteristics affect their likelihood of Survival?.
  5. The Re-education of Victor Niederhoffer. Bloomberg Markets.
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