Commodity trading advisors

Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse was the mantra of the old rock and roll crowd. AlphaMetrix, a pool operator that seemed to follow that rule, was brought down by regulators after not paying traders or investors.
On the heels of NFA action against AlphaMetrix on Monday, at least one group of CTAs is organizing to ensure their voice is heard and their interests are looked after.
A commentary about an article that ran in the Financial Times earlier this month.
Much of Bob Rice's "The Alternative Answer" will convey familiar information to those who have followed the quest for alpha over the years. That’s because the book isn’t written for the cognoscenti. This is a book-length sales pitch.
A funny thing happened while the financial world was falling apart in 2008 and 2009: Commodity trading advisors performed, and performed well.
When diversification was thought dead during the 2008-2009 market meltdown, managed futures proved their mettle, and institutional investors took notice.
June Editor's Note from Ginger Szala.
Top CTAs October 2009.