Sun, Apr 20, 2014
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Industry Updates

Barclay CTA Index gains 0.05% in January, seven of eight sectors start year in the black

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Opalesque Industry Update – Managed futures gained 0.05% in January according to the Barclay CTA Index compiled by BarclayHedge.

“CTAs have gotten off to a slow start in 2012,” says Sol Waksman, founder and president of BarclayHedge.

“Even though seven of Barclay’s eight CTA indices had positive returns in January, the overall performance was basically flat.”

The Currency Traders Index gained 0.69%, Discretionary Traders were up 0.25%, Financial & Metals Traders gained 0.24%, and Agricultural Traders added 0.16%.

However, a 0.13% loss in the Barclay Diversified Traders Index brought down the overall average of the Barclay CTA Index. Since Diversified Traders make up a larger percentage of the CTA database, a loss in that index can cancel out gains in other strategies.

“Although various market segments such as equities, precious metals, and gasoline performed well during the month, there were enough losses in other corners of a diversified portfolio that drove returns into the loss column for the sector,” says Waksman.

The Barclay BTOP50 Index, which measures performance of the largest CTAs, gained 0.23% in January.

Click here to view 32 years of Barclay CTA Index data.

(press release)

BarclayHedge was founded in 1985 and actively tracks more than 6,200 hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, and managed futures programs. Each month Barclay provides updated performance rankings for 38 Hedge Fund categories, 16 CTA categories, and 7 UCITS categories. Institutional investors, brokerage firms, and private banks worldwide utilize BarclayHedge indices as performance benchmarks for the hedge fund and managed futures industries.

BG

What do you think?

   Use "anonymous" as my name    |   Alert me via email on new comments   |   
Banner
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. Opalesque Exclusive: Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) launches several car investing funds[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: A new trend in alternative alternatives is emerging - car appreciation funds. Classic Auto Funds Limited (CAF) is the first to market with several funds that make super elite luxury cars into real asset investments. As a result of growing overseas demand couple

  2. CTAs could face new challenges in a rising rates environment[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: CTAs have taken a beating performance wise lately, and asset flows reports show that investors aren't sticking around to see how the movie ends. Now, a new white paper from Roy Niederhoffer and Coen Weddepohl notes that as interest rates start to tick back u

  3. Investing – Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds, Fidelity explores new trading venue amid flash trade concerns, Crisis-era Greek bonds reward early buyers with big effective returns, Cargill unit discloses stake in Freddie preferred[more]

    Big hedge funds bought Puerto Rico's junk bonds From Reuters.com: Several large hedge funds doubled down on Puerto Rico in last month's giant bond sale despite the U.S. territory's financial struggles, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing confidential documents reviewed by the newspa

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: Hedge fund replicators evolve[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Hedge fund replicators as a group of products tend to get a bad rap from hedge fund managers who suggest that the best a replicator can offer is dynamic beta capture. A

  5. Commodities – Popular value fund manager David Iben bets on Russia, gold,[more]

    From Reuters.com: With large bets on Russia and North American gold miners, one of the best performing stock pickers in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis is back with a new fund that reflects his deep aversion to following the crowd. In the Kopernik Global All-Cap Fund, David Iben is follo