Category: Alternative Investments

18 Apr 2019

Risk premia – The alternative investments savior?

We half-jokingly asked in our Managed Futures/Global Macro 2019 Outlook, “Is this asset class working for you?” following a year in which managed futures didn’t deliver the crisis period performance they’ve become known for. But a recent piece in the hedge fund journal shows it wasn’t just trend following type CTAs that under performed in […]

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01 Apr 2019
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Q1 Asset Class Scoreboard

Bounce.  Bounce. 2019 continued to be the year of the bounce – with everyone now in on the act once managed futures finally decided to get in the game with its largest gains since January of 2018.  Add it all up and you have everyone solidly in the black in what has become quite the […]

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04 Mar 2019
Markets, RCM Alternatives, Asset Class

Asset Class Scoreboard: February 2019

We’re trying not to be too optimistic here, but we’re feeling pretty good about how Feb ended up. The dead cat bounce that was January has turned into the mirror image of 2018 – with all asset classes now sitting positive on the year after all finished in the red in 2018. Compared to the […]

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28 Feb 2019

Decoding: Myths in Alternative Investments

We love this quote by Blackrock, “A lot of misunderstanding surrounds alternative investments. Some investors still think of them as high-risk, exotic funds reserved for ultra-high-net-worth individuals and institutions. However, the reality is that alternatives had a place in nearly every portfolio.” There’s a certain cloud of “unknown” that shrouds alternative investments, perpetrated by the […]

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15 Feb 2019

A review of 2018 predictions, and a look into 2019

We’re out with our annual Managed Futures/Global Macro Outlook, reviewing what went down on a macro level in 2018, while peering into what the market environment may look like for this asset class in 2019. For a sneak peek, check out our attempt at boiling down the last 10 years of experience in the asset class […]

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07 Feb 2019

Asset Class Scoreboard: January 2019

Wow! That was a bounce.  In the words of Mr. Castanza “I’m back…baby!“. Or if you want something a bit more modern….”Chewie…we’re home!”. Either way, investors rushed to remember what a positive month looks like after basically every asset class was down in 2018, with stocks flirting with a rare double digit gain while real […]

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