I plan to start active investing/trading in stocks/mutual funds/options. As a hedge to my own efforts and for diversification purposes, I want to invest some money in managed futures (e.g. with CTA's). The managed futures brokerage firms I have looked at so far, are similar to "full service" brokers. They screen the CTA's for you, recommend which CTA's to invest with, how much to invest in each one etc. I do not want or need this hand holding and I'd like to select my own CTA's and to make the asset allocation myself in order to save expenses/fees and to give me more tranparency, control over leverage, money management etc. But I thought it might be useful for a firm to provide a framework for accounting, consolidation etc. In other words, I am looking for a "discount broker" for CTA's where I do not need advice, similar to how some discount brokers let you select from a list of mutual funds. Perhaps I should just contact individual CTA's myself and I do not need a broker at all. Does anyone out there know of any discount brokers for self-directed investors in managed futures or have experience with managing the process of interacting with the CTA's themselves? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.