Managed Futures


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Managed Futures

In the context of hedge funds, a style of management that focuses on short-term trading in the futures market.
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In the second quarter of 2010, managed futures exceeded all other hedge funds and investment strategies based on Barclays' record of asset under management.
And managed futures (by the Altegris 40 Index) were up 115% or 8.
8220;I understand that most sophisticated institutional investors today are preferring diversification of trading portfolio because it's full exposure to managed futures which have the capability to provide better and risk-adjusted trading profits and in most cases non-correlated with traditional commodity and equity markets.
Let's get back to the wide world of managed futures which had their first serious look over 25 years ago when Harvard professor John Lintner presented his paper, "The Potential Role of Managed Commodity--Financial Futures Accounts (and/or Funds) in Portfolios of Stocks and Bonds," at the annual conference of the Financial Analysts Federation in Toronto in May 1983.
Along with its global subsidiaries, which have been built over the years, Laeken International will provide global clients both public and private managed futures fund products such as multi-manager funds, commodity trading advisors programs, limited partnership programs and fund of funds.
40 Act managed futures funds, which have more than $26 billion in AUM as of March, according to Morningstar, and
I was flooded with the first question when the curtain came down on 2008 and investors compared the 37% decline in the S&P 500 with double-digit gains in managed futures.
CME Group (NASDAQ: CME) and BarclayHedge have recognized managed futures industry leaders at the fifth annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards, the company said.
According to RCM, the combination of these leading companies in the managed futures space underscores the growing demand for access to alternative investments that can work as a hedge against market volatility and provide diversification through their low-correlation to traditional asset classes such as stocks and bonds.
Because of the ever-growing demand for alternative investments, and with managed futures as one of the leading choices, we felt this was an opportunistic time to expand our message and expertise," said Richard Singer, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of Triton.
Kevin Munro, Westland Commodities' Global Head for Managed Futures Division said: “This is indeed a thrilling addition to our managed futures and alternative investment program, and definitely part of a new movement, to an essentially overlooked asset class, the managed futures.
Managed futures have been used successfully by investment managers for more than 30 years.

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