Diversification and Correlation
- We believe that a Managed Futures allocation that adds diversification can potentially enhance portfolio returns, lower volatility and benefit an overall portfolio in periods of market dislocations such as rising interest rates, and/or volatile equity environments.
- A diversified portfolio may perform better and be less volatile when they include Managed Futures, despite the fact that some standalone returns from Managed Futures can be volatile.
- Correlation benefits can be achieved because certain managers returns tend to be uncorrelated with those of most other asset classes
|SP 500||Barclays Bond Index||MSCI World Index||CTA Index|
|SP 500 TR||1.00|
|Barclays Bond Index||0.08||1.00|
|MSCI World Index||0.93||0.10||1.00|
*Past performance is not indicative of future results. Correlation based on period from Jan 1994 to Sep 2015. Data from Barclay Hedge and Autumn Gold databases.
- We believe the most appealing feature of certain CTA managers is their ability to provide a compelling risk adjusted rate of return coupled with the optimum level of diversification at the greatest time of need.
*Data from Barclay Hedge and Autumn Gold databases. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Benchmarks being used for illustrative purpose.
Diversification attempts to maximize returns for a given amount of risk.