Commodity Fund Global Advisors Up Almost 20%

Dec 4 2008 | 12:26pm ET

London-based Global Advisors’ Global Commodity Systematic Program is on a roll. The US$243 million quantitative commodity hedge fund gained another 0.9% last month, bringing its year-to-date gains to 19.75%.

Last month, the fund made gains on U.K. natural gas, reformulated gasoline blendstock, live cattle, aluminum and Brent crude oil, according to co-founder Rus Newton.

“Overall performance was concentrated in the energy sector, with 75% of total return attributable to those markets, with metals & agricultural markets making up the balance,” he wrote in an investor letter.
 
“We are very happy with our performance. With very low leverage, highly liquid positions and totally transparent pricing, we believe Global Commodity Systematic should be ideally configured for current conditions.”


In Depth

Fundraising for Mid-Sized PE Funds: Should You Use a Registered B/D?

Dec 6 2016 | 7:18pm ET

When does a fund sponsor need to use a registered broker/dealer when raising capital...

Lifestyle

Trump Attends 'Villains and Heroes' Costume Party Dressed As...Himself

Dec 5 2016 | 11:16pm ET

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump attended a "Villains and Heroes" costume party...

Guest Contributor

A Hard Look At Your ‘Soft’ Hedge Fund Marketing Information

Dec 8 2016 | 9:03pm ET

Conventional wisdom holds that due diligence examines quantitative as well as qualitative...

 

From the current issue of

Since the inception of Modern Trader, a core editorial theme has centered on the wisdom and power of crowds. Editorial emphasis has focused on companies and projects engaged in the collection and analysis of information. 

AVAILABLE NOW at BARNES & NOBLE

NEWSTAND LOCATOR