Polaris Futures Fund L.P. (formerly, Managed Futures Profile HV, L.P.) was formed on February 22, 2007, under the Delaware Revised Uniform Limited Partnership Act, as a multi-advisor commodity pool created to profit from the speculative trading of domestic and foreign futures contracts, forward contracts, foreign exchange commitments, options on physical commodities and futures contracts, spot (cash) commodities and currencies, exchange of futures contracts on physicals transactions and futures contracts transactions, and any rights pertaining thereto (collectively, “Futures Interests”) (refer to Note 4. Financial Instruments of the Trading Companies) through its investments in affiliated trading companies (each a “Trading Company”, or collectively the “Trading Companies”). Prior to May 1, 2011, Polaris was one of the partnerships in the Managed Futures Multi-Strategy Profile Series, comprised of Polaris, LV Futures Fund L.P. (formerly, Managed Futures Profile LV, L.P.) (“LV”), and Meritage Futures Fund L.P. (formerly, Managed Futures Profile MV, L.P.) (“Meritage” and with Polaris and LV the “Profile Series”). Effective May 1, 2011, the Profile Series is comprised of LV and Meritage.
The Partnership allocates substantially all of its assets to multiple affiliated Trading Companies, each of which allocates substantially all of its assets to the trading program of an unaffiliated commodity trading advisor which makes investment decisions for each respective Trading Company.
The Partnership commenced trading operations on August 1, 2007, in accordance with the terms of its Limited Partnership Agreement (the “Limited Partnership Agreement”). The non-clearing commodity broker for each Trading Company is Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC (“MSSB”). Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated ("MS&Co.") and Morgan Stanley & Co. International plc (“MSIP”) act as each Trading Company's clearing commodity broker (collectively, MS&Co. and MSIP are referred to as the “Commodity Brokers”). MSIP serves as the commodity broker for trades on the London Metal Exchange. Each Trading Company's over-the-counter foreign exchange spot, options, and forward contract counterparties is either MS&Co. and/or Morgan Stanley Capital Group Inc. (“MSCG”) to the extent a Trading Company trades options on over-the-counter foreign currency forward contracts.
The financial statements of the Partnership have been prepared using the "Fund of Funds" approach and accordingly all revenue and expense information from the Trading Companies is reflected as a net change in unrealized appreciation (depreciation) on investments on the Statements of Income and Expenses. The Partnership maintains sufficient cash balances on hand to satisfy ongoing operating expenses for the Partnership. The Trading Companies and their trading advisors (each individually, a “Trading Advisor” or collectively, the “Trading Advisors”) for the Partnership at June 30, 2011, are as follows:
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Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Altis I, LLC
(“Altis I, LLC”)
Altis Partners (Jersey) Limited
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Aspect I, LLC
(“Aspect I, LLC”)
Aspect Capital Limited
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney BHM I, LLC
(“BHM I, LLC”)
Blenheim Capital Management, L.L.C.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Boronia I, LLC
(“Boronia I, LLC”)
Boronia Capital Pty. Ltd.
Morgan Stanley Smith Barney AHL I, LLC
(“AHL I, LLC”)
Man-AHL (USA) Ltd.
Ceres Managed Futures LLC (“Ceres”), the general partner of the Partnership and the trading manager of each Trading Company, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Holdings LLC (“MSSBH”). MSSBH is majority-owned indirectly by Morgan Stanley and minority-owned indirectly by Citigroup Inc. MSSB is the principal subsidiary of MSSBH. MS&Co., MSIP, and MSCG are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Morgan Stanley.
Ceres may reallocate the Partnership's assets to the different Trading Companies at its sole discretion.
Units of limited partnership interest (“Units”) of the Partnership are being offered in four share classes in a private placement pursuant to Regulation D under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. Depending on the aggregate amount invested in the Partnership, limited partners receive class A, B, C or D Units in the Partnership (each a “Class” and collectively the “Classes”). Certain limited partners who are not subject to the ongoing placement agent fee are deemed to hold Class Z Units. Ceres received Class Z Units with respect to its investment in the Partnership.
Ceres is not required to maintain any investment in the Partnership, and may withdraw any portion of its interest in the Partnership at any time, as permitted by the Limited Partnership Agreement. In addition, Class Z shares are only being offered to certain individuals affiliated with Morgan Stanley at Ceres' sole discretion. Class Z Unit holders are not subject to paying the placement agent fee.
Effective April 18, 2011 the Partnership changed its name to Polaris Futures Fund L.P. In addition, as of May 1, 2011, the Partnership shifted from Profile Series and became a stand alone fund. The Partnership's primary trading focus remains the same.
Effective at the close of business on May 31, 2011, Winton Capital Management Limited was terminated as a Trading Advisor to the Partnership.
Effective June 1, 2011, the Partnership through its investment in Morgan Stanley Smith Barney AHL I, LLC added Man-AHL (USA) Ltd. as a Trading Advisor to the Partnership.