Category: White Papers

09 May 2019

Quants, Algos, and AI

A recent graphic by Tractica shows that over $7.5 Billion dollars is forecasted to be spent on Algorithmic trading strategy improvement via AI in the next 10 years. Wow! That’s a lot of quants in the world’s payroll. What exactly is a quant?  How do algorithms (algos) fit in? And what does Artificial Intelligence have […]

READ POST
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 […]

READ POST
23 Jan 2019

Managed Futures/Global Macro 2018 Strategy Review

Download our Managed Futures/Global Macro 2018 Strategy Review Today! An over-extended counter attack. Weakness on your flank. The opportunity to push through the center and secure the higher ground. A general has to observe the entire field of battle when designing what strategy will not only win the current battle, but also serve them best […]

READ POST
18 Dec 2018

Are we in a new (higher) VIX regime?

Orange is the new black. Different is the new normal. Is 20 VIX the new 15 VIX? That’s the question put forward by Bloomberg in their recent piece titled: “Battered and Bruised, Wall Street Makes Peace With Volatility”, where they have some juicy lines like: Markets are “beginning to accept a shift in the volatility […]

READ POST
24 Oct 2018

Where’s the Non-Correlation?

Those in the alternative investment space have long trumpeted the power of alternative investments (and particularly managed futures) to perform in a stock market crisis (see our evidence of that here and here). There’s no doubting that managed futures have performed during past crisis periods, but as the disclaimer says – past performance is not necessarily […]

READ POST
22 Feb 2018
EXecution_banner

CTAs: Are You Getting Beat at Execution?

What’s a CTA to do? The answer, it turns out, is a CTA should be using customizable execution algorithms and sophisticated transaction cost analysis (TCA) tools as a best practice to minimize slippage by quantifying these dynamic costs created by an ever-changing market.

READ POST
13 Feb 2017

How Will Trump Affect the Global Macro / Managed Futures World?

Today, we published our 2017 Managed Futures/Global Macro Outlook, and there’s one rather ‘in the news’ figure we couldn’t help but analyze given his penchant for market moving tweets and what not.

Yes, It seems leaders in the industry are thinking Trump could very well, “Make Discretionary Marco Great Again.” The thought process is Managed Futures and Global Macro styles should expect….

READ POST