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New Managers March 2013

EManagers DB Insights - CTAs that invest in soft commodities are having a good start this year

Are CTAs which invest primarily in soft commodities doing well enough? Well, we have a sneak peek here for those five funds which report to our Emerging Managers database, namely; AN Commodity Fund, Tlaloc Capital LLC: Grains Program, Tejas Advisors Fund, Lembros Commodity Advisors LLC: LCA 30 and Total Alpha Ultimate (SAC) Ltd.

AN Commodity Fund, the oldest of them, registered positive growth in January as it gained +10.83% after posting negative returns in Dec'12 and Nov'12.  Tejas Advisors Fund was up +2.14% followed by Tlaloc capital, up +0.9% and LCA 30 inched up marginally to +0.03%. Total Alpha Ultimate was the exception, as it was down -3.34%. Take a look at chart below for last three-month performance up to Jan'13.

Three-month compounded performance for AN Commodity Fund was at -19.62% (worst among the five), followed by Total Alpha Ultimate, -2.99% and LCA 30, -1.17%. Tejas Advisors Fund and Tlaloc Capital registered positive returns, +0.81% and +0.67%, respectively.

AN Commodity Fund lags its peers in compounded return for the last 12 months too, having a negative performance of -61.19%.

A close look at the worst drawdown shows that younger funds (Total Alpha Ultimate and LCA 30) are in a good position compared to the other three older funds. But Tlaloc Capital, the second oldest fund, emerges as the best among all irrespective of age......................

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This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
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