Mon, Apr 21, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Managed futures should be one of the pillars of portfolio construction

Friday, February 15, 2013

amb
Robert Worthington
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Managed futures should be one of the pillars of portfolio construction considered as equally as cash, bonds, or equities according to Robert Worthington, CFA, President of Hatteras Funds. Raleigh, N.C.-based Hatteras offers a combination of alternative investment options to financial advisors and their clients. The firm manages over $2bn in alternative investment strategies for a broad range of institutions, endowments, pensions and high net worth individuals and was one of the first to offer liquid alternatives to retail investors.

Hatteras recently launched a new managed futures fund -the Hatteras Managed Futures Strategies Fund (HMFIX, HMFAX) which invests in an existing $56 million strategy of the Hatteras Alpha Hedged Strategies Fund a multi-strategy, multi-manager alternative mutual fund. Dominion Capital Management, 2100 Xenon Group, Northfield Trading, and Revolution Capital Management serve as the Fund’s managers.

"Our managed futures fund ended 2012 positively even though the strategy as a whole had a rough end to the year," says Worthington in an interview with Opalesque. He notes that the firm focused in on short term trend followers within the managed futures space in an effort to deal with interest rate manipulation in the market.

"Hatteras has focused on building a portfolio of managers that potentially offer significant alpha," said Mr. Worthington. "By not tying themselves to a single model and frequently c......................

To view our full article Click here

Banner
Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing
  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Opalesque Exclusive: Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) launches several car investing funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  2. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund replicators evolve[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund replicators as a group of products tend to get a bad rap from hedge fund managers who suggest that the best a replicator can offer is dynamic beta capture. A

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Pensions, endowments, family offices reconsider life settlement investments[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge funds were once the largest investors in the life settlement industry, now the industry is seeing more interest from pensions, endowments and family offices directly. Life settlements have always been considered a niche part of the investing landscape, an

  5. SEC allows investment funds to use social media[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released new guidance letting investment funds and advisors use social media to promote client reviews. The guidance seeks to assist investment managers in developing compliance policies and procedures reasonably