Kettera Strategies LLC, Hydra marketplace announce three new additions to its lineup

Aug 5 2016 | 1:03pm ET

Kettera Strategies LLC and its Hydra marketplace announced three new additions to its lineup: ADG Capital, AE Capital and Deep Field Capital.

This news follows the announcement that Quantitative Investment Management’s (QIM) Global Program joined Hydra earlier this year, bringing the total number of investment programs on Hydra to 40, Kettera said in a statement. QIM was founded in 2003 by Jaffray Woodriff and manages more than $2.4 billion in its Global Program, QIM’s flagship strategy.                                                     

“Allocators, investors and managers are finding real value by coming together on Hydra,” said Jon Stein, CEO of Hydra’s operator, Chicago-based Kettera Strategies. “One thing that distinguishes us in addition to managers that are strong veterans, is that we focus globally on strategies that are unique and diversifying. The addition of ADG, AE and Deep Field to Hydra underscores this strength.”                                                                                                                 

The newest additions to Hydra:                                                                                                                            

·      ADG Capital Management, LLP is a London-based institutional asset management firm formed in 2009. It is a subsidiary of ADG Holdings LLP, a privately held partnership established in 2006 as a proprietary trading house specializing in listed options. ADG has more than $300 million under management. 

·      AE Capital Pty Limited was founded in September 2011 by Lyle Pakula and Jess Morecroft in Melbourne, Australia. AE Capital trades a fully systematic global macro portfolio that combines top-down fundamental market analysis with a quantitative approach. The strategy attempts to identify the most effective market themes and adapt as new themes form, evolve and eventually decay. AE has more than $250 million under management.

·      Deep Field Capital AG operates in Zurich and Zug, Switzerland. It was founded by Bastian Bolesta and Daniel Bunsen. The Singularity program began trading with proprietary money in July 2010 and was offered externally to investors beginning in September 2011. Currently, the strategy has approximately $75 million under management. 

Kettera Strategies LLC owns and operates Hydra, an independent custody-based managed account platform. Kettera launched Hydra in 2015 to provide institutional investors, family offices, wealth managers and high net worth investors with access to global macro, FX, volatility and managed futures strategies. Hydra allows investors to access single managers or create bespoke, multi-manager portfolios from an array of established and emerging managers.

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