Our weekly newsletter is up and this time weâ€™re talking about some of the smartest people in the industry: the folks at Sunrise Capital. They have long been leaders in the space, with a fierce and admirable dedication to systematic trading and the vigorous research it requires. Weâ€™ve got a thing for strong argumentation and debate, and if youâ€™ve ever heard their advocates speak at a conference or event, you know they make a strong case for the systematic approach.
But itâ€™s their most recent work that has our office talking.Â Revisiting Katâ€™s Managed Futures and Hedge Funds: A Match Made in Heaven, penned by Sunriseâ€™s Director of New Strategies Development Thomas Rollinger, updates the 2001 work of Professor Harry M. Kat of the Cass Business School â€“ one of the more thorough explanations of the benefits of managed futures in a traditional portfolio allocation. But it also goes beyond Katâ€™s initial work, providing an in-depth look at how kurtosis and skew can be altered in such a way that make the risk profile of the overall investment portfolio far more attractive.
So, this week, our newsletter will take a look at both Katâ€™s previous work and the new Sunrise paper, explaining the differences and the major takeaways from the research, explaining how this can apply to your own investment strategy. In a time of heightened economic uncertainty, itâ€™s only fitting to emphasize how, exactly, managed futures is what you truly need in your portfolio.Â Read on to see what we mean.
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