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Alpinvesta predicts better times for managed futures funds lie ahead

Monday, July 29, 2013

Beverly Chandler, Opalesque London:

Swiss-based managed futures specialist Alpinvesta has launched a managed futures fund of fund investment program designed to generate medium term growth by combining different managed futures funds and programs. Alpinvesta explains that the program employs an actively managed fund of funds format, investing into several core trading strategies within the managed futures universe. Combining different trading styles such as macro, contrarian/counter trend trading and systematic trading, the fund endeavors, to make money when there is a trend and preserve capital when there are no identifiable trends and attempts to diversify overall risk in terms of market approach and timing.

However, with their managed futures products down across the board in June, the fund states that June was not a pretty month to be an investor – "no matter the asset class, with the majority of asset classes seeing losses for the month. Notable laggards being "safe" bonds and "risky" commodities" they write.

"There’s been so many recent events in the past few weeks, that it’s been hard to keep track. Let’s review: First it was Abenomics (set of policy measures meant to resolve Japan's macroeconomic problems), resulting in the plunge of the Yen, then emerging markets experienced high volatility which sent US stock markets down followed by a bout of selling in bonds as Bernanke signalling the e......................

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