CTA Advisory Services
- Portfolio Construction Services
- Sourcing External Managers
- Currency Hedging Solutions
- Trading Signal Generation
- FX Brokerage Advisory
- Analytical Research
Growing number of brokers, traders and strategy signal are presenting opportunities for CTA advisory services to continue to produce and introduce new possibilities.
The marketplace is vast and deep enough for skilled managers to develop a premium CTA Trading Strategy, and technologically advanced brokers.
Our CTA advisory methodology is engineered to contribute towards improving strategy signal diversification. Furthermore, we aim to achieve this without significantly lowering return expectations or increasing risk.
Mikkel Thorup – Strategy Specialist
I am a progressive investment professional with a blend of experience in working with top tier level banks. This experience was vital when managing the investment aspects of an independent CTA firm. Therefore, throughout my career as an investment advisor I have developed a consistent track record of risk adjusted returns. I achieved this by drawing upon my skills and expertise in managing and trading both currency and interest rate risk.
As a 20 year veteran of the financial markets, I have developed the skill to create CTA trading strategies for the sophisticated investors. I actively manage alpha driven strategies, as well as a number of other hedging programs and signals. Furthermore, I provide fundamental currency analysis to external investment funds on an advisory basis. Hence, these funds utilise my views to evaluated each strategy using technical analysis. Since 2012 I am registered as an investment advisor with the Danish FCA.
Mike Rasmussen – Operational Specialist
Over the past 15 years I have developed my career within the financial services industry. Learning from the ground up to build a CTA firm with product offerings tailored towards institutional and HNWI clients. From my role as Chief Operating Officer dedicated to managing over USD 100M in trading assets, my responsibilities covered many duties. To summarise these included; company administration and compliance, trade reconciliation and product marketing.
Throughout my professional career I have managed numerous assignments which require cooperating with multiple individuals and professional relationships. This has given me the skills and experience in managing and communicating with others on projects that require updates and completion to specific deadlines. I am organized and task orientated, with the ability to develop new ideas as well as taking the initiative. I have a graduate degree in Business Studies with a major in Economics and Forecasting.
An Alpha Generating CTA Strategy
To generate the sought after performance gains, our CTA advisory services meet two basic needs. Firstly, by investing in a CTA strategy you can increase the yield of short- to medium-term positions. Secondly, we can create a hedge for currency exposures which arisen from purchasing for example, foreign stocks.
Adding a CTA strategy investment to your portfolio
increases its diversification. Consequently, risk may
decrease due to low correlation with the stock markets.
Utilising our CTA Advisory Services
- Idea Generation
- Investment Approach
- Trade Execution
- Diversification Factor
- Relative Performance
- Risk Contribution
Individual investment portfolios are constructed after the specific needs of our clients. Therefore, as a ‘best-of-breed’ CTA recognised by HedgeWeek, we use our skills to construct portfolios that are designed to efficiently shift assets between strategies. Most of all we seek to optimise returns by selecting strategy signals that perform stronger in current market conditions.
Our CTA advisory methodology is engineered to contribute to improving diversification. Consequently, we aim to achieve this without significantly lowering return expectations.
Active Investment Strategies:
When constructing a portfolio the first stage of the investment advisory process is to identify each trading strategy. Following this process, our analysis characterises the method of strategy execution. As a result, the selected core strategies display the abilities to generate stable risk adjusted returns under various market conditions. In addition to this, the investment advisory process seeks satellite strategies as alpha seeking contributors using a controlled level of risk.
Absolute Return Investing:
Designed to achieve positive results, our CTA trading signals are absolute return strategies. These types investment signals are concerned with the return of a strategy, and not a benchmark comparison. Furthermore, the methodology is designed to achieve these targets with less volatility than traditional strategies. A broad portfolio can be diversified with our CTA signals thereby improving the risk/reward return stream over the long term.
Sourcing External Managers
To be able to build successful investment strategies, we strive to access only a clearly defined CTA Strategy. Therefore, manager selection is one of the most important aspects of our process for seeking alpha. Therefore, our analysis is focused on the correlation each strategy displays to equity indices. Furthermore, we assess how each strategy functions under various market conditions.
The selection of each external manager is on the basis of a variety of quantitative and qualitative criteria, including;
- Long-term positive returns on capital invested
- Positive risk-adjusted performance measures
- Strategy alignment to the portfolio’s objective
- Favourable correlation with other strategies
- Proven track record and risk management capability
Data Collection and Due Diligence:
Our manager selection process seeks to identify and select unique CTA strategies, which outperform broader market returns by generating uncorrelated alpha trading. Using a disciplined and rigorous due diligence process coupled with on-going evaluation and analysis, the approved programs bring together an optimal mix of managers and strategies. Initially, managers are requested to submit their performance data along with a list of key documentation. Subsequently, using this data we build the foundation of our analytical assessment. This evaluation of the signal strategies determines the necessity for a full quantitative and qualitative due diligence. Interviews are then arranged with the managers to validate the initial data from the research.
Updated on 2017-07-27T19:13:37+00:00, by .