Opalesque industry Update – The Newedge Commodity Trading Index finished August 2012 up 0.92%, completing a recent run of three consecutive positive months. Over the same period, the CTA and CTA Trend-Sub Indices finished down 1.68% and 1.87% respectively. Sector performance data from the Newedge Trend Indicator reveals commodity and currency sectors may have contributed to this difficult run for systematic strategies.|
• Armajaro Commodities Fund: est. +3.58 percent
The Newedge STTI’s top performers for the month of August included:
• Quantitative Investment Mgmt. (Global) : est. + 0.52 percent
The Newedge CTA Index, which is equally weighted, calculates the daily rate of return for a pool of the largest CTAs that are willing to provide daily returns and are open to new investment.
For additional information please visit: www.newedge.com/web/guest/brokerage_services/research/newedge_indices
Newedge, a 50/50 joint venture between Société Générale and Crédit Agricole CIB, is a major force in global multi asset brokerage business, with a world-leading position in the execution and clearing of listed derivative products. With a presence in more than 20 locations in 16 countries, Newedge offers a full range of clearing and execution services covering options and futures contracts for financial products and commodities, as well as for money market instruments, bonds, FX, equities, and commodities on OTC markets. www.newedge.com