Thu, Jun 22, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Estlander: the rocky ride for CTAs could ease moving into the fall

Friday, October 11, 2013

Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Estlander & Partners is one of the oldest Nordic CTAs; started in 1991 it now manages approximately $850m. The firm focuses on three core strategies – the first is a price driven, trend based, short to medium term program. The second is a systematic micro strategy, and the third is a short term trading strategy with a combination of overlays.

Martin Estlander built the firm after finding success as an options market trader, and he recently sat down with Opalesque TV to discuss where he finds opportunity as a Nordic CTA.

He notes that apart from any specific trade or investment, the firm’s approach to risk management and trading discipline have been critical sources of support for the firm’s long term performance.

"The way we allocate risk is slightly different from the mainstream, it all goes back to thinking about how much money we can lose if everything really goes against us. We don’t make any sort of relation assumptions in our risk management."

"We are also very selective in our trading, we really look for high conviction trades to put on, so we are not as active as many others. But, when we go in with more conviction, we go in faster and can take slightly larger bets. That gives us an opportunity to capitalize on individual instruments."

Estlander explains that his team will enter a market very......................

To view our full article Click here

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. Comment: For emerging market debt, a sustainable recovery[more]

    Matthias Knab, Opalesque: Standish Mellon Asset Management Company writes on Harvest Exchange: After several difficult years, the outlook for emerging market debt (EMD) denomin

  2. J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives raises distressed shipping fund[more]

    From Institutionalinvestor.com: J.P. Morgan Global Alternatives has closed a $480 million fund to invest in distressed shipping assets, attracting capital from pensions, endowments and insurance companies. The firm, which has been investing in maritime for more than a decade, initially targeted $400

  3. FinTech - Rise of robots: Inside the world's fastest growing hedge funds[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: Believe the hype. Quants have never been more popular. After doubling over the past decade, assets run by so-called systematic funds have hit a record $500 billion this year, according to estimates from Barclays Plc. In some ways, their meteoric rise is due to the same technolog

  4. Legal - Bond market concerns could scuttle Paulson's Fannie-Freddie plan[more]

    From Bloomberg.com: A hedge fund proposal for freeing Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from U.S. control is poised to face stiff opposition from investors who say it risks wrecking the mortgage-bond market. The Moelis & Co. blueprint, which firms including Paulson & Co. and Blackstone Group LP sponsored,

  5. Other Voices: Are your pricing policies and procedures for less liquid instruments adequate?[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The unrelated position mismarking incidents that quickly precipitated the closures of both Visium Asset Management and Marinus Capital have been recent focal points for market participants, but regulatory scrutiny of valuation choices for less liquid instruments is