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New Managers April 2013

EManagers DB Insights - Most EManagers' currency funds book profits in Q1-13

When a plethora of events happens simultaneously in the global economy, it is very hard to control your trading bets, especially, when you live in the age of quantitative easing.

But of the six funds trading in currency markets that are listed in Opalesque's Emanagers Database, four managed to make gains in first quarter of 2013.

Meanwhile, the Barclay CTA Currency Traders index was up 0.27% (est.) in March and up 1.31% YTD.

Among the six currency funds listed in the Emanagers database, compounded return in Q1 for the CTAs IStar Systematic Fund which follows a trend following strategy, and LNAM Diversified Forex, which applies spread arbitrage in its trading strategy, were up 3.01% and 3.93%, respectively. ROW Currency Fund, a global macro fund which incorporate active leverage investing in global currency markets, was up 4.61% and SHARPE+SIGNA Managed Currency Series (SMA), which specializes in systematic, technical and fundamental investment strategies in currencies, was up 5.87%. Meanwhile, Sherpa Funds' K2 Segregated Portfolio a CTA in global macro discretionary strategy, was down 0.66% and ......................

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