Fri, Apr 25, 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: Rainwater and Blue Sky - an Australian water fund emerges[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Financial reporters often tout new funds and investments as uncorrelated investments, but few can say they are uncorrelated to everything but weather. Enter Blue Sky Alternative's water fund which invests in the permanent rights to Australia's water. Sev

  2. Regulatory – Expect greater SEC scrutiny of hedge funds that share information or collaborate in advance of their trades, Alternative funds to get SEC test for leverage, liquidity[more]

    Expect greater SEC scrutiny of hedge funds that share information or collaborate in advance of their trades From Thelawyer.com: A recent Wall Street Journal article — ‘Activist investors often leak their plans to a favoured few’ — focused attention on ‘activist’ investors and stock analy

  3. …And Finally – This week's least competent criminal is Austrian[more]

    From ABCnews.go.com: A German sought by authorities for alleged fraud has been arrested in Austria — after dropping into a police station to ask officers whether he was under investigation. Police in Salzburg said the 59-year-old man walked into a police station in the city on Friday night. Sp

  4. Investing – Hedge funds find pitfalls along with profits in real estate ventures, Marcato Capital Management makes new bet on Dillard’s[more]

    Hedge funds find pitfalls along with profits in real estate ventures From Law360.com: Hedge funds have joined the rush to real estate deals and development in recent months to close the financing gap left by tightening bank standards, but attorneys say many aren't prepared for the disclo

  5. Agecroft Partners estimates 90% of hedge funds using social media[more]

    The use of social media has increased significantly within the hedge fund industry over the past couple of years. Social media is broadly used by investors as part of their due diligence process on hedge funds, by service providers in their sales efforts to hedge funds, and by hedge funds to enhance