Opalesque Futures Briefing » Managed Futures News http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 New Report Has Some Positive News For Managed Futures http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12836 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12836#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:37:44 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12836 Managed futures trend following strategies have a very different return profile than those of standard assets, a Societe Generale study noted, while recommending inclusion of the strategy in a portfolio. By just adding a 20% trend following exposure to a portfolio, the Sharpe ratio of the diversified equity portfolio increased by 40% and drawdowns were reduced by 8%.
Study confirms adding…

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Managed futures move to broader investments universe (video) http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12677 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12677#comments Mon, 16 May 2016 01:29:35 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12677 Dan Collins, Editor in Chief at Modern Trader magazine talks about how managed futures are an alternative investment strategy using futures that are increasing in popularity. Daniel Collins is a 25-year veteran of the futures industry having worked on the trading floors of both the Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange.……………………………………….Full Article: Source

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Decoding the Myths of Managed Futures 2015 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11459 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11459#comments Mon, 04 May 2015 01:39:34 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11459 This paper examines seven very popular myths and misconceptions held by both retail and institutional investors regarding managed futures. This paper updates the original version written in 2011. These myths have persisted for several years. As investors are becoming more aware of the potential use of managed futures for asset allocation and portfolio diversification, knowing if the myths are true…

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Pacific Capital Advisors’ Managed Futures Program Terra Ag Returns 43% in 2014 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11138 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11138#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 01:08:41 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11138 Pacific Capital Advisors is a commodity trading advisor offering three managed futures programs all with positive returns for 2014. The agricultural focused Terra program made its debut in April 2014 and led the way reporting a 43.16% return in 2014 (April-December). PCA’s other programs, the Vanguard Program reported a 13.12% return and the Agilis Program a 2.87% return. Additionally, Pacific…

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Autumn volatility puts managed futures top in class http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10920 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10920#comments Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:19:59 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10920 Managed futures hedge funds continued a strong run in October as positive returns, helped by the uptick in volatility, made the strategy the best performer for the year-to-date. The strategy posted an average 1.64% return in October, according to eVestment, helping to bring year-to-date returns to 5.38%. That compares with an aggregate hedge fund performance of 2.33% year-to-date, after a…

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Qbasis bucks the downward trend in managed futures with positive July performance http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10550 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10550#comments Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:43:58 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10550 Austria-based Qbasis Invest, a managed futures fund focused on trend following and an intraday strategy posted another month of positive returns despite a down month for managed futures funds as a group. The iTrend flagship program was up +8.41% in July, following June’s positive performance of +1.63%, according to performance documents obtained by Opalesque.
The iTrend index product which follows the…

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The case for managed futures http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9779 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9779#comments Mon, 17 Feb 2014 00:59:09 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=9779 Brian Hurst from AQR Managed Futures says: Managed futures is a trend-following strategy. It invests both long and short in global equity, fixed income, commodities, and currency markets around the world. By being able to go long and short based on trends, meaning, go long markets that have been moving up in price, going short in markets that have been…

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CME Group and BarclayHedge honor managed futures leaders http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8558 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8558#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 01:13:14 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8558 CME Group and BarclayHedge recognized managed futures industry leaders at the second annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards yesterday. The ceremony preceded MFA’s Forum 2013 in Chicago and was hosted by Fox Business Network Anchor Liz Claman and featured live entertainment by Comedian Jim Gaffigan.
Keith Campbell, Chairman, Campbell & Company won the Managed Futures Pinnacle Achievement Award for his contributions…

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Investment centre for managed futures opens in Sydney http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8466 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8466#comments Mon, 03 Jun 2013 06:59:50 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=8466 Global managed futures company Superfund has built on its Australian 2008 market entry strategy by setting up an investment centre in Sydney which will educate investors about managed futures. In November 2008, Superfund (known as SuperAlphaFund in Australia) entered the Australian market, launching its Super Alpha Fund 1 to retail investors.
Director, Matthias Gaertner said at the time, demand in futures…

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Best investment ideas for 2012 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6187 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6187#comments Wed, 07 Mar 2012 14:04:42 +0000 Laxman http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=6187 Managed futures— funds and accounts that can take both long and short positions in futures con- tracts and options on futures contracts in the global commodity, interest rate, equity and currency markets—generally have low correlations of returns with stocks, bonds and other alternative asset classes, including hedge funds
Master limited partnerships (MLPs)—limited partnerships that trade on a securities exchange—offer the…

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