Analysis

Manager survey: mid-year state of the industry

CTAs are optimistic managed futures industry will shake off performance troubles to grow in second half, but asset-raising remains hard


Performance review: H1 2017

Société Générale commentary shows how CTA losses at the end of June were amplified by declining market volatility, resulting in larger position sizes

Finding the right match

How CTAs can get the best out of their admin relationship



Admin giant SS&C hits back in cyber-fraud case

The litigation from the collapse of Tillage Commodities Management takes another twist


How safe is your source code?

Emerging cyber threats and how firms are tooling up to protect their secrets


Equity crisis avengers

As investors start to fear a sell-off in equity markets, can CTAs be the heroes of the next crisis?


False dawn?

CTAs look to capitalise on China’s recent regulatory re-alignment


The Goldilocks effect

How will the threat of overcrowding and an end to QE impact the burgeoning rise of smart beta?


Size of the dog in the fight

CTA Intelligence investigates the pressures facing emerging managers and how start-ups can stand out from the crowd


How reliable is crisis alpha?

Some managers embrace it, others eschew it. Neuron Advisers explores what lies beneath the caution


Wage wars: the battle for quant brainpower

CTAs are gearing up to fight a war on two fronts for top-level quant talent


Inflation: What it means for commodities and CTAs

Arctic Blue Capital analyses the key theme linking the US Federal Reserve tightening cycle and Donald Trump presidency


Swapping out

As the SEC’s derivatives crackdown is paused, mutual fund companies are building on strong asset flows with a number looking to move from swaps to flat-fee structures




A grey cloud lifts over managed futures mutuals

What Jay Clayton’s SEC will mean for rule 18f-4


Opening a new door on an old CTA business

CTA Intelligence speaks to Chris Hehmeyer about his firm’s acquisition of a long-time peer


Family Fortunes

With worries over frothy equity markets from certain quarters, family offices are showing an increasing interest in managed futures


FCMs’ still haunted by the past

FCMs still face challenges despite the potential lifting of regulations and higher interest rates


Manager survey: state of the industry 2017

CTAs are brushing off poor performance in 2016 with the expectation of inflows rising as investor interest picks up amid global uncertainty