Analysis

HFM compensation survey 2017

Annual compensation survey reveals pay levels for key talent at CTAs and hedge fund firms


Out of the blocks

How distributed ledger technology could change the managed futures business

Trading cryptocurrencies

A viable opportunity for institutional investment managers?



Is there a place for discretionary CTAs in an algo-mad market?

Ginger Szala explores what the future may hold for the discretionary trader


Breaking the brand

Have CTAs outgrown their label?


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