Global Macro Hedge Fund

Global macro funds implement opportunistic trading strategies to take advantage of shifts in macroeconomic trends. It is the least restricted of all the major hedge fund styles and is often referred to as a ‘go anywhere’ strategy which can potentially create positive investment returns independently of the direction of capital markets, the momentum of the macro economy or shifts in the commodities cycle. 

Trading strategies are applied to a spectrum of markets, asset classes (stocks, bonds, currencies, commodities) and financial instruments (such as cash, futures, derivatives). Managers reach investment decisions based on their forecasts and predictions of changes in interest rates, inflation, economic cycles and political circumstances.

The trading approach is opportunistic and nimble, focusing on the use of highly liquid instruments to facilitate rapid changes in positioning as older trades are reversed and new opportunities are identified.

Arguably, the most significant advantage of global macro hedge funds is their unrestricted trading remit. As individual markets undergo cycles of growth and decline, more focused hedge fund strategies may also experience cycles of profitability. Global macro managers, however, aim to take advantage of these cycles by shifting positions to wherever they believe profits may be available at a certain time. We run an Emerging Markets Rates, Futures and FX focused fund that targets Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa markets.

Please contact us for further information on strategies, return history and annual & performance charges.

Managed Futures and External Asset Management

“Managed futures” refers to an asset class offered by professional money managers who are known as “commodity trading advisors” (CTAs). CTAs are required to register with the U.S. government’s Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) through the “National Futures Association” (NFA), before they can offer themselves to the public as money managers. Commodity Trading Advisors are also required to go through an FBI deep background check, and provide comprehensive disclosure documents, which are required to be updated every nine months and reviewed by the NFA before investment services can be offered.

An external asset manager (EAM) is a wealth manager which works “outside” of a bank. In other words, a stand-alone company which is “independent” of banks. This term is often used synonymously with the term “independent asset manager” although not all external asset managers are completely independent in the stricter sense of the word.  Services offered are numerous and vary between service provider, depending on their level of specialization. Tax consultation, cash management, trading, estate planning and inheritance management are among the services offered by EAMs.

Some external wealth managers focus on specific areas or investments. Our specialized area of practice is ainvestment and risk management Central, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa markets liquid assets. Client accounts managed by external asset managers are maintained at a custodian bank of their choosing.

Please contact us for further information on strategies, return history and annual & performance charges.

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