CTAs Up 13% In 2008

Jan 21 2009 | 1:01pm ET

Managed futures funds returned 1.74% in December and 13.12% in 2008, according to Newedge CTA Index. The group’s AlternativeEdge Short-Term Traders Index finished December down 0.42%, bringing the estimated return for 2008 to 11.74%.

“Overall, CTAs performed extremely well in 2008 while using liquid, exchange-traded instruments,” said Brian Walls, chairman of the Newedge Index Committee. The Short Term Trader's index’s top performers were Revolution Capital Management (Mosaic), up 94.04%, R.G. Niederhoffer (Negative Correlation), up 54.58%, and R.G. Niederhoffer (Diversified), up 50.30%.”
 
The AlternativeEdge Short-Term Traders Index tracks the daily performance of a portfolio of short-term, diversified commodity-trading advisors that have less than a 10-day average holding period.


In Depth

Q&A: Decathlon Capital On Revenue-Based Alternative Lending

Oct 30 2017 | 3:49pm ET

The explosion in private credit activity since the end of the financial crisis is...

Lifestyle

CFA Institute To Add Computer Science To Exam Curriculum

May 24 2017 | 9:25pm ET

Starting in 2019, financial industry executives sitting for the coveted Chartered...

Guest Contributor

CAIS: How Technology is Disrupting the Alternative Investment Industry

Nov 7 2017 | 5:35pm ET

If there’s one thing that alternative investment professionals can agree on, it...