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Thu, 25 Feb 2010
Founders Q&A: Learn about Rydex /SGI’s managed futures mutual fund. In little over two years, its assets have grown
Futures Lab: Will artificial intelligence revolutionize the world of quantitative trading? An expert discusses automated text sentiment analysis and what may be coming.
Insider Talk: What do managers, investors and brokers see happening in quant strategies and investing? A lineup of insights.
Manager profile: Up-and-coming Qbasis, started by Austrians Florian Wagner and Philipp Pölzl, uses swing-reversal in addition to trend following. How does the strategy work?
News Briefs CME, Man Group, Guggenheim, January performance, Eurofin, Nautical, Lighthouse Financial
Top: Ten Find out which diversified traders had the best returns for the past three years
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Thu, 04 Feb 2010
Founders Q&A: Lessons from the dramatic rise, fall and revival of Bayswater, a global macro fund originally seeded by Man Group.
Futures Lab Implications of recent experience for quant strategies
Insider Talk Looking to get institutional allocations? A former pension executive discusses the issues surrounding futures investing.
Index Tracker Review of 2009 and what’s to come.
News Briefs: FX trader ordered to surrender submarine, Barclays Capital in Brazil, FTC’s new fund, Dubai, Newedge, and more.
Practitioner Viewpoint: “The trend is your friend” strategies are asset protectors, argues Thomas Holmes of Genesis Futures.
Top Ten: Alpha Titans
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Thu, 07 Jan 2010
Founders Q&A: Market-neutral arbitrage with a CTA: Alexei Chekhlov and Peter Kambolin of Systematic Alpha explain how it works.
Futures Lab: Physicists and mathematicians are a growing presence in markets. Dr. Chekhlov demystifies the link between science and trading.
Insider Talk: Jon Sundt of Altegris, an experienced allocator, talks about the prospects for hedge fund strategies in 2010.
Regulators: What does the “Wall Street Reform” Act of 2009 mean for futures traders?
Manager profile: Jan de Wever of WholeCapital describes his distinctive trend-following approach.
Top Ten: An asset-based ranking from the Altegris 40 Index.
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Wed, 02 Dec 2009
Founders Q&A: What are the opportunities for global macro investing in the current highly uncertain environment? Third Wave’s investment chief uses a combination of quantitative and non-quant tools to identify attractive trades.
Futures Lab: How do you protect your algorithms? Intellectual property lawyer Alexandre Montagu explains.
Insider Talk: Rishi Narang, founder of Telesis Capital and author of Inside The Black Box, makes the case for short-term quantitative trading.
News Briefs: Managed futures vs. macro returns, Abbey, Altegris, Dubai oil futures and more.
Manager profile: Quantum Forecasting takes a systematic approach but differs from most CTAs
Practitioner Viewpoint: Trading trends from Saratoga Futures and SunGard
Top Ten: Systematic vs. discretionary traders
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Tue, 03 Nov 2009
Founders Q&A: Campbell’s CEO looks at the development of the firm and the future of the industry
Futures Lab: How good is a background check? A veteran investigator discusses the key considerations.
Insider Talk: A managed account platform will offer a variety of liquid strategies. What does that mean for investors and managers?
Index Tracker: Recent performance and prospects for CTAs and global macro.
Practitioner Viewpoint: Alan Rohrbach on trend analysis and current challenges.
Top Ten: Best year-to-date performers
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