Note: QEP = Qualified Eligible Person I recently read an article in FUTURES magazine noting the need for lower entry CTA managed funds. The article highlighted the lack of low minimum account requirements for managed futures. This got me to thinking (scary): Are there any exemptions for NFA registered CTAs to manage funds for non-QEPs? I've reviewed the CFTC/NFA regs and all it mentions is QEPs. My ultimate Q is this: Can a CTA manage average Joe's money? I know quite a few people who are financially healthy but do not meet the CFTC's definition of QEP (including myself). Why can't I put $25K with a CTA???