Investors Flock to CTAs, Despite Misgivings

Despite their boom-and-bust reputation, commodity trading advisers have lately attracted assets from institutional investors wary of equity markets.


Institutions have continued to warm up to commodity trading advisers, a strategy that has historically had something of a bad rap with this group.

A record 1,067 institutional investors had investments in CTAs in 2015, up from 1,017 in 2014, according to a new report from London-based hedge fund industry research firm Preqin.

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