Standing out from the crowd

Quantopian’s rough 2017 has led to soul searching in the sector about how to best to harness new technology for sourcing algos and quant talent

Where now for vol funds?

Four industry experts discuss the growth and future of volatility trading strategies

Silicon Valley v The quants

Maturing firms and data scandals are taking some of the shine off tech sector jobs

Pension funds and risk mitigation: crisis protection or crisis propulsion?

Neuron Advisers investigates whether increasing allocations to trend-following could destabilise markets

Take-off turbulence

Poor performance is turning some investors off CTA start-ups, but new strategies are emerging

The power of AND

Equinox rolls out a portfolio solution that could see allocations to CTAs rise

The convexity of trend-following

CFM research finds trend-following strategies can protect your assets, but perhaps not as much as you would like

The return of volatility

The market sell-off provides a test for CTAs, and investor sentiment

Quants could split business to benefit from tax cuts

CTA Intelligence explores the potential restructuring options for quant firms to lower tax exposure after US reforms

Eastern horizons

A series of developments in China herald more opportunities to trade and raise funds. Is it time to Enter the Dragon?

Manager survey: State of the industry

CTAs enter 2018 with improved performance, asset inflows and more positive expectations for the year ahead

Inside Winton’s data hive

Carly Minsky examines how a spin-out from the quant giant is fusing crowdsourcing and AI to solve complex data problems

Managed Futures Top 50

Counting down the biggest CTAs on the planet

Are regulators cyber secure?

Industry concern mounts over risks of data breaches

A story of volatility

The extent to which volatility harms or benefits an investment strategy depends on the choices made by the manager

Bitcoin futures: when will CTAs jump in?

Ginger Szala explores the frenzy as US exchanges prepare to launch cryptocurrency derivatives contracts

The new frontiersmen

CTA Intelligence examines the rise of the alternative markets CTA and operational challenges they face

Futures stars: 12 for 2018

Rounding up the hottest new prospects in managed futures