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As CTAs evolve, specialists focus on a new high tech niche

Thursday, December 05, 2013

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Mikael Stenbom
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

CTAs have had a rough couple of years. Close watchers of the group will note that this happens every so often based on the uncorrelated nature of those funds. For investors though, it can be difficult to tell that and discern who will be the winners when things start to take off. Swedish firm RPM Risk & Portfolio Management (RPM), has developed its own method for evaluating CTAs. RPM founder Mikael Stenbom recently spoke with Opalesque TV about that method and how his business has evolved.

"I think that today we are widely recognized as CTA specialist, and as a CTA specialist we have broadly speaking two lines of business. The first one and the original one is one where we build multi-manager portfolios and investment vehicles for larger investors," he explains. "The second line of business that we pursue is one of risk management or risk monitoring, where we offer third parties risk management services. "

RPM has approximately $3bn in assets under management, and has allocated to roughly 50 funds. A high percentage of those allocations – some 35 managers in all have been evolving managers.

"CTAs are a rather unique breed of asset managers, since they are for the most part systematic or at least very disciplined," Stenbom says. "This fact puts them in unique position to profit from inefficiencies ......................

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