Taylor Launches Managed Futures Mutual Fund

Oct 1 2012 | 10:57am ET

Greenwich, Conn.-based Taylor Alternative Mutual Funds has launched a managed futures strategy.

The Taylor Xplor Managed Futures Strategy Fund is the first in the firms ALTS fund family. Offering daily liquidity, it invests both long and short in a variety of asset classes, including commodities, currencies, equity indices and global interest rates.

The fund represents a coalition of three investment firms: Boutique alternatives investment firm Taylor Investment Advisors, the mutual fund advisor to the fund; BlackRock, an investment manager with $3.6 trillion under management, the fixed-income sub-advisor; and CTA/CPO Xplor Capital, an arm of Raylor Asset Management Group, the trading manager.

“We created the Taylor Xplor Fund to meet the changing allocation needs of financial advisors and their clietns resulting from the 2008 financial crisis, which has led to artifically low interest rates and global economic instability,” said Kevin F. McDonald, CEO of Taylor Investment Advisors, in a statement.

The fund can currently be purchased through the Pershing Advisor Solutions platform or through the custodian, Union Bank.


In Depth

Electronifie: Better Bond Trading

May 11 2016 | 3:03pm ET

Technology has revolutionized countless aspects of investing and trading, but the...

Lifestyle

From Modern Trader: Stephen Curry is a Black Swan

May 18 2016 | 7:43pm ET

What do the rise of the Internet, the sinking of the Titanic, 9/11, and Stephen...

Guest Contributor

LendingClub and the Question of Internal Hedge Funds

May 19 2016 | 8:42pm ET

Peer-to-peer lending platform LendingClub Corp. has been in the news since the firm...