CTAs as a fixed income hedge

AHL on the reasons to believe they can profit in a sustained sell-off

As trend-followers, for the most part, the CTA industry promotes itself as having 'insurance-like' properties. Specifically, this refers to performance during crisis periods like the bursting of the dot-com bubble in the early ‘noughties’, or the credit crisis around 2008. During these periods equities1 were down 46% and 49% respectively