26.09.2012 - The ins & outs of using managed futures
Diversification remains the Holy Grail when it comes to managing client portfolios. An ideal diversifier would provide low-volatility, largely positive returns and low or negative correlations with clients’ existing assets, since the goal is to achieve an improvement in the portfolio’s risk-adjusted returns. A recent white paper from San Francisco-based Forward Management makes the case that managed futures can accomplish those goals. Their argument: the Barclay Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) Index has produced long-term returns that match the S&P 500 Index and outperformed the Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index...............................................Full Article: Source
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