Aquila Capital has launched a next generation CTA fund, aimed at capitalising on increased volatility and price trends. The fund, which is Ucits compliant, will we managed by Aquila’s Systematic Trading group. It has launched with €30m in assets. It aims to combine carry and momentum strategies and enters long-short positions in a bit to […]
Limassol headquartered Just Fair & Direct (JFD) Group, which provides services in electronic trading, prime brokerage and wealth management, has opened an office in Sophia-Antipolis near the city of Cannes in France. JFD France will focus on expanding the European client base, as well as boosting JFD Wealth’s offering notably by qualifying and addressing emerging asset […]
Philippe Ferreira, senior cross asset strategist at Lyxor Asset Management, has detailed the latest views of Lyxor’s managed account platform research team. He explained that market conditions remain challenging, especially in the US because of the 3% drop the S&P 500 faced during the period under review. “Part of this movement was related to adverse […]
Quality Capital Management recently announced that it was pursuing a Ucits version of its Alpha Financials Programme strategy. Aref Karim, CEO and CIO, has outlined the reasons for the move. What is the reason for creating a UCITS version of an existing QCM Alpha Financials Programme (AFP)? In the evolution of the investment management industry […]
Systematic investing, in the form of managed futures, often called CTAs, rose to the attention of the wider investment community particularly through its performance in 2008, when it delivered strong returns against the dramatic losses posted by most other strategies. In the following years, however, its performance has been somewhat lackluster, prompting several market commentators […]
Indices of Ucits alternative investment strategies by show that 2014 has been a year of mixed fortunes, with a spread of positive and negative returns over the period. For example, according to the data from Ucits Alternative Index series, the UAIX Commodities index returned -6.96% over 2014 to 24 December, but by contrast the UAIX […]
RPM Risk & Portfolio Management, the Stockholm based CTA/Macro specialist, is launching a Luxembourg domiciled Sicav – RPM Evolving CTA – which aims to invest in CTAs identified as being in the “most competitive stage of development”.
Commodity Trading Advisors (CTA) were the worst performers of all hedge fund strategies last month, despite some hedge funds making good returns with this strategy in the first half of the year.
Institutional investors fear a ‘tail risk event’ in the next12 months, but are unsure what strategy would be effective protection against it, according to research from State Street Global Advisors.
Aquantum, the managed futures start-up in Munich says its computer-driven investment strategy will differ in a sector becoming too large for the markets.
European election results, elements of diversification, and the global search for talented managers figure prominently among the latest collection of views of fund selectors.
Despite staging a comeback in many portfolios, as low yields elsewhere fuel the need for returns, hedge funds still face demands for trust, transparency and track records.