Opalesque Futures Briefing » Trading Systems http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Swiss-Asia’s rising alternative funds sustain growth despite global economic slowdown http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13219 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13219#comments Sun, 13 Nov 2016 23:18:38 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13219 Swiss-Asia Financial Services (Swiss-Asia), Singapore’s independent financial services platform which provides dedicated incubation services to hedge funds, announced that rising alternative funds incubated on the platform has sustained growth despite global economic slowdown.
Steve Knabl, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Partner at Swiss-Asia Financial Services, said, “Although Asia hedge funds are opening at a slower pace, the selective outperforming funds operating…

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Tractus SAR multi-manager fund available at Sinopac platform with Seeding Equity Opportunity http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12775 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12775#comments Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:16:09 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12775 Zurich-based Systematic Absolute Return AG, is offering its recently launched Absolute Return multi-manager fund to institutional investors in the region through SinoPac Asset Management. The Tractus SAR Absolute Return Fund LTD is a Cayman feeder fund launched in March this year that utilizes a multimanager strategy and invests 50% of the portfolio in managed futures trading strategies and 50% of…

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Credit Suisse Calls Quants “Haute Couture” of Investing, But Will It Last? http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12737 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12737#comments Mon, 06 Jun 2016 01:02:21 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12737 Just a short five years ago the concept of an algorithmic hedge fund led by quants was as bizarre a thought as was institutional investors allocating to “managed futures,” that oddly named odd-ball investment category that used derivatives to generated noncorrelated performance.
All of these core investment concepts were sniffed at by the Wall Street establishment that acted as if…

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QIM’s Global Strategy available on Kettera Strategies’ Hydra Platform http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12520 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12520#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 00:31:07 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12520 Kettera Strategies today announced that Quantitative Investment Management’s (QIM) Global Program is available on Kettera’s custody-based Hydra managed account platform. QIM was founded in 2003 by Jaffray Woodriff and currently manages over $1.6 billion in the Global Program, QIM’s flagship strategy. According to QIM, the Global Program since its inception has outperformed the S&P 500 while exhibiting less than 1%…

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Analyzing Alternative Mutual Fund MERFX: How Did It Perform? http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12183 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12183#comments Sun, 13 Dec 2015 23:55:00 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12183 An alternative mutual fund uses traditional hedge funds strategies like long or short equity, managed futures, commodity trading, and merger arbitrage to achieve its investment objectives. Alternative mutual funds act as substitutes for hedge funds for a normal investor who can’t directly invest in hedge funds. Hedge funds are only for certain types of investors.
Westchester Capital Funds manages the…

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Algothmic Development Done The “Bridgewater Way” http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11306 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11306#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 01:04:07 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11306 New algorithmic investment division will not use computers to automatically execute trades, rather it learns from human Bridgewater strategists to blaze a new trail. Speculation regarding Bridgewater’s strategy has always been a favored spectator sport among some in the managed futures industry.
When Bridgewater’s high level plans were revealed in a Bloomberg article by Kelly Bit, scant detail as to…

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Bridgewater’s traditional “managed futures” algorithmic trading approaches http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11266 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11266#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:05:56 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11266 Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund whose strategy is said to include a small portion of traditional “managed futures” algorithmic trading approaches, appears to have a desire to take the computer-based trading concept to a new level.Dalio will start a new artificial intelligence unit next month staffed with six people and headed by former International Business Machines…

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Alternative shopping http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11218 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11218#comments Mon, 16 Feb 2015 00:05:14 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11218 There is nothing particularly new about the attempt to create various beta products for actives management strategies, but MSR is tying it with access to the BarclayHedge Hedge Fund and Managed Futures data bases to allow potential investors to test the correlation of various managers to its roster of investable indexes.
The platform is not simply a group of hedge…

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Schwab Expands Commission-free ETF Platform, Putting Focus on Cost http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10656 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10656#comments Mon, 22 Sep 2014 02:04:04 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10656 Charles Schwab Corp said on Thursday it added 65 exchange-traded funds to its commission-free trading platform, including a handful of alternative funds, citing demand from customers who want to invest in ETFs without paying online trade commissions.
The expansion of Schwab’s ETF platform, which now has 182 funds from 13 providers, comes as cost becomes increasingly important to ETF investors, said…

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Banks’ pressure stalls opening of U.S. derivatives trading platform http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10564 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10564#comments Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:04:08 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10564 The first interdealer trading platform aimed at opening up credit derivatives markets to new competition has hit roadblocks due to resistance from some banks that dominate such trading, according to several people familiar with the situation. Derivatives markets continue to revolve around the small group of dominant banks, and credit markets have become more - not less - concentrated since…

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