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R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management launches iHedge program

Thursday, September 22, 2011

From Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

New York-based R. G. Niederhoffer Capital Management, has announced that its new program called the Roy G. Niederhoffer Inflation Protection Program (iHedge) began trading its onshore tranche last month. An onshore fund will begin trading at the end of September. In its first month, iHedge returned +4.3%.

In its communication with investors, Lisa Ferrero of R.G. Niederhoffer said that iHedge is designed to "provide positive-carry protection during inflationary periods." It is particularly targeting investors who want to combine positive returns with consistent and significant protection from inflation.

R.G. Niederhoffer described its new program, "The iHedge Inflation Protection Program (iHedge) is intended to provide attractive stand-alone performance and significant and consistent protection from inflation during periods of rising interest rates and commodity prices. iHedge will combine the methodology proven in the Diversified Program for 19 years with proprietary algorithms which emphasize long commodity and short fixed income positions and minimize downside risk during corrections for these markets. Similar algorithms have been used in the firm’s TrendHedge and Negative Correlation Programs for 5 and 8 years respectively."

It added that iHedge Program will focus on liquid exchange-traded futures and options, cash currencies and individua......................

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