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“CTAs Turn to Fundamental Models in Search of Diversification” (HFR)

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“CTAs Turn to Fundamental Models in Search for Diversification”
Hedge Funds Review
April 2, 2012

Selected excerpts:

“A growing number of commodity trading advisers (CTAs) believe fundamental strategies can help improve the return profile of trend-following managed futures programs.”
“Patrick Welton, CEO and CIO at Welton, cites analytic diversity as one obvious benefit of including fundamental models within a diversified managed futures program. ‘You always benefit from having a variety of inputs and analytical approaches for arriving at trading positions, assuming they are at least as effective as the core approach,’ he says.”
“‘Fundamental models are one of the pathways to diversification,’ says Welton. ‘They are particularly useful because the analytic frameworks and inputs for fundamental models can be quite diverse.’”

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