Fri, Jan 20, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Blueshift’s volatility trading fund returns 15% in first six months of trading

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

The Blueshift Energy Fund LP was launched in July 2013 and managed to return almost 15% in its first six months of trading, according to documentation received by Opalesque. It is a long/short energy volatility fund, with an opportunistic approach using volatility as an asset class.

The fund currently has $77m in assets under management from two institutional investors, smaller investors and personal capital, with more to come soon.

The principals of BlueShift Capital Group, a New York-based fund management firm formed last summer, are Todd Kramer (portfolio manager) and Tina Lindstrom (head trader), who have more than 30 years combined of options trading experience. Lindstrom was a volatility trader at Susquehanna International Group and Kramer was a volatility trader at Citigroup.

The fund is a cross-commodity, relative value volatility trading fund, with a primary focus on the energy sector.

They do not trade options for direction. The fund is not a CTA, nor is it a macro fundamental fund. They trade volatility as an asset class in itself. The fund should be non-correlated to direction, to the macro commodity players and is in a unique niche space.

It is systematic but there is decision-making when it comes to choosing which volatility to own and which......................

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. Investing - This hedge fund made 37% betting on banks in 2016 and remains bullish after the Trump rally, Hedge fund legend David Einhorn is making a big bet on GM, After impressive 85% return in 2016, hedge fund looks to Canadian gold producer, small banks[more]

    This hedge fund made 37% betting on banks in 2016 and remains bullish after the Trump rally From Forbes.com: Can bank stocks continue to rise after a 28% surge in the KBW Bank Index in 2016, fueled by a post-election rally as stock pickers returned to the beaten down sector? Forget the s

  2. SWFs - China sovereign wealth fund CIC plans more U.S. investments[more]

    From Reuters.com: China Investment Corporation (CIC), the country's sovereign wealth fund, is looking to raise alternative investments in the United States due to low returns in public markets, its chairman said on Monday. CIC will boost its investments in private equity and hedge funds as wel

  3. Some hedge funds strong start in 2017 nice contrast to 2016[more]

    With the 2016 HSBC Hedge Weekly performance rankings in the books - a year in which the same leader-board entries pretty much dominated unchallenged throughout the year - comes a new leader board that is a hard-scrabble mix of hedge fund styles and categories. What is clear after but a few short wee

  4. Macro hedge funds and CTAs outperform in December on strong dollar[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: The last month of 2016 saw risk assets climbing higher, as part of expectations that the new U.S. administration will remove barriers to growth and investment, Lyxor Asset Management said. December also saw the Fed hik

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Roxbury credit events UCITS gathers more assets[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: The Roxbury Credit Events Fund, launched in September 2015, was up 4.24% in 2016, having returned seven positive months during the year. The managers raised