Analysis

The futures of crypto

More than six months after crypto futures kicked off, take-up remains low but the future is bright


The SEC resurrects its mutual fund derivatives rule

Managers thought it was dead, but agency staff are informing them it is coming back this year

Finding a new home

The questions managers should ask when moving Ucits platforms



Energy funds flying high

European power and gas fuel some strong first half returns for commodities funds


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