CQA – CTA Challenge Insights February 2021
February was a strong month for most CTA strategies, with the majority of CTA Challenge participants finishing the month with positive performance. While we often generalize about sub-strategy performance (e.g., trend following versus global macro, or long term versus short term), February was interesting in that manager performance was less tied to the specific trading strategies utilized and more correlated with the market sectors that managers had exposure to. Commodities and interest rates were where the action was, and managers with short exposures to Treasuries and/or long exposures to industrial metals, softs, and the energy complex were rewarded handsomely. With volatility increasing in a number of markets, 2021 looks like it will present many opportunities for individual managers to separate themselves from the pack. We look forward to publishing our first risk-adjusted rankings in early April when we have a more robust data set to evaluate. Stay tuned.
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