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Top Ten: Alpha Titans

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Alpha Titans

This lineup is from the Alpha Titans fund of funds portfolio, which contains other managers that we left out because their strategies are not the subject of this publication. We focus on managed futures, global macro and quantitative trading. So, for instance, Paulson & Co. is part of the portfolio but does not fit our topic. For the record, the 2009 top performing Alpha Titan was Citadel Kensington, which is not on our list.

We have included the 2008 returns so as to provide a longer term perspective and brief strategy descriptions because these managers have different strategies. However, some of them may fit more than one of these descriptors.

Fund 2009 Return 2008 Return Strategy
Capital Fund Mgmt.
Stratus Fund 2x
30.9% 13.9% Quant Trading
Moore Global Investments 20.6% -4.7% Global Macro
Brevan Howard Fund 18% 20.4% Global Macro, Relative Value
Tudor BVI Global Fund 16.5% -4.9% Global Macro
Tewksbury Investment Fund 10.5% 10.9% CTA
DE Shaw Oculus Fund 8.7% 6.8% Quant Trading
Balyasny Atlas Global Investments 8.6% 0.5% Multi-Strategy
Caxton Global Investment Fund 6.2% 13% Global Macro
Bridgewater Pure Alpha II 2% 9.4% Quant Trading
Winton Futures -4.6% 21% CTA

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