The introduction of managed futures to an investment portfolio can both reduce risk, enhance performance and introduce global opportunities. Contact us today to determine if these alternative investments can help you meet your objectives.
Managed Futures are an asset class in their own right, separate from traditional investments such as stocks and bonds. The advantages of investing in managed futures within a well-balanced portfolio include the potential for reduced volatility, the ability to profit regardless of market direction, and global market opportunities.
What are Managed Futures?
The term managed futures describes an industry comprised of professional money managers known as commodity trading advisors (CTAs). These trading advisors manage client assets on a discretionary basis using global futures markets as an investment medium. Trading advisors take positions based on expected profit potential and balance this with expected risk.
Adding Managed Futures to a portfolio does not guarantee that it will lower the risk of an investors’ portfolio or increase the profitability. The commodity trading advisor that is selected by the investor will determine the effect on a portfolio. The CTA Index is not necessarily representative of all CTAs in the industry. Only CTAs that choose to disclose their performance to this index are included in the calculation of the CASAM CISDM CTA Index used on this website. Customers cannot invest in a managed futures index and the commodity trading advisor selected by the customer may have performance that is substantially different than that of the index.
The NinjaTrader managed futures team analyzes numerous Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) looking for those that meet our rigorous standards. CTAs do not hold client funds; they simply have Trading Authority on your account and are highly regulated by the National Futures Association and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.