Trend-following hedge fund strategies lead performance in 2016

From FT.com:

“If you believe we are going to have a bear market, CTAs [aka trend following] will have a chance to make money in that environment, and in the meanwhile they offer non-correlated returns.”

And:

Such “systematic” funds [aka trend following], which surf trends using financial models and algorithms, do well whenever there is a clear direction for markets. Down markets are as good as uptrends, so long as they are clear, and in January and most of February, financial uncertainty proved profitable.

And:

Ewan Kirk, chief investment officer for Cantab Capital, said “while there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ systematic manager, many managers in our space have been short energies and long bonds since the beginning of the year”.

Full article.

Leda Braga
Leda Braga’s Systematica, which oversees $10.2bn, returned 9.9 per cent through the end of February, fuelled by bets on fixed income and against energy and equities.

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