Tue, Mar 3, 2015
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Opalesque Futures Intelligence

Top Ten Best CTAs from a ranking based on 25 statistics.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fund performance rankings are typically based on one measure-often year-to-date or annualized return. Walter Gallwas - a contributor to OFI from its launch - and his colleagues at Attain Capital instead use 25 statistics, including not only the common Sharpe and Sortino ratios but also the Sterling ratio (returns divided by risk as measured by drawdown).

Attain's rankings are designed to identify programs that are consistently among the top rated across all different measures important for this type of investment.

The overall ranking is a combination of the 25 categories. The top ten we feature below are from the overall ranking as of the end of 2009. While we've given the compound rate of return since inception, length of track record and maximum drawdown for the programs, these are only three of the 25 measures used to compute the ranking.

More information is available at http://www.attaincapital.com

Program Compound RoR Max. Drawdown Since
Paskewitz Asset Mgt.
Contrarian 3X St. Index
23.01% 11.30% 12/2003
Mesirow Financial Commodities
Absolute Return Strategy
16.21% 1.56% 6/2005
Covenant Capital Mgt.
Aggressive
28.18% 20.41% 1/2004
NDX Capital Management
Shadrach Program
27.20% 13.67% 1/2004
Strategic Ag Trading Grains 16.31% 20.27% 4/2002
Mesirow Financial Commodities
Low Vol Absolute Return Strategy
5.19% 0.52% 6/2005
Emil Van Essen Spread Trading
Low Minimum
41.48% 35.90% 1/2007
Futures Truth Company MS4 25.55% 7.31% 10/2007
Covenant Capital Mgt.
Original
14.51% 28.61% 9/1999
TYL Trading LLC
TYL Blend Diversified Program
12.14% 8.04% 8/2005



 
This article was published in Opalesque Futures Intelligence.
Opalesque Futures Intelligence
Opalesque Futures Intelligence
Opalesque Futures Intelligence
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 - Seth Klarman of Baupost outlines his investment process as major stock market indices are stretched, Myriad hedge fund sold bulk of its Alibaba stake last year[more]

    Seth Klarman of Baupost outlines his investment process as major stock market indices are stretched From Valuewalk.com: As hedge fund manager Seth Klarman, leader of the $28 billion Baupost Group, reviews 2014 performance and considers investors gained near 7 percent on the year, he cons

  2. Investing - As rig count falls, hedge funds pile into long crude futures, Parus tactically shifts long/short exposure ratios, Mario Draghi outflanking Kuroda as bearish euro bets surge, Prime Capital’s 500.com bet derailed after 41% drop[more]

    As rig count falls, hedge funds pile into long crude futures From 247wallst.com: In the week ended February 27, the total number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States came in at 986, compared with 1,019 in the prior week and 1,430 a year ago. Including 281 other rigs mostly drill

  3. Opalesque Exclusive: dbSelect’s top ten FX strategies average almost 10% in January[more]

    Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva: In one of Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (AWM)’s hedge fund platforms, called dbSelect, a number of FX Strategies did very well in January. dbSelect is a managed investment platform for unf

  4. Opalesque Exclusive: SEC’s Mark J. Flannery warns hedge funds against valuation misconduct[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Securities and Exchange Commission chief economist and director of Division of Economic and Risk Analysis (DERA) Mark J. Flannery has warned of the risks posed by market misconduct, particularly in the true valuation of assets by hedge fund managers. In his

  5. Dymon Asia's $3bn macro hedge fund lost 10.45% in January[more]

    From Reuters.com: Dymon Asia's $3.1 billion macro hedge fund lost 10.45 percent in January, performance data seen by Reuters showed, a month where many peers lost heavily after a surprise rise in the Swiss franc. Singapore-based Dymon, set up by Danny Yong, a former founding partner and chie