Alternatives Links: Swaps and Fees

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The upshot is to identify whether your fund uses swaps and then to know that you’re likely going to pay more for it than is on the tin.

Watch for ‘Camouflaged’ Fees In Some Alt Funds – (Barrons)

The secret to the once-a-year call is the selection of economic gauges the robots track, like manufacturing data and other leading indicators, that drive long-term currency moves.

Quant Fund Gives Robots 364 Days Off to Best Currency Rivals – (Bloomberg)

Managed Futures sees $17 Billion in inflows while Hedge Funds see outflows of $34 Billion

Managed Futures Bucks The Money Flow Trend – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog)

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has extended the comment period on its proposed amendments to Regulation 4.22, which concerns the Annual Report that each commodity pool operator registered or required to be registered with the CFTC must distribute for each commodity pool that it operates.

CFTC Extends Comment Period on Proposed Amendments to Regulation 4.22 Regarding CPO Annual Reports — (CFTC)

this is the largest fine to date in the sprawling worldwide Libor investigation

It Just Cost Deutsche Bank $25,000 Per Employee To Keep Its Libor Manipulating Bankers Out Of Jail – (ZeroHedge)

Helping endowments manage their investments has grown into an almost $100 billion business that’s attracted stiff competition from banks, consultants and boutiques.

Wall Street Redoubles Fight to Manage $100 Billion at Endowments – (Yahoo)

As of June 2015, the endowments of the 812 U.S. universities that responded to an industry survey amounted to $529 billion

University Endowments – (Bloomberg)

In 2012-13 the damage in Central America amounted to about US$500m and put 350,000 people out of work.

Climate change predicted to halve coffee-growing area that supports 120m people – (The Guardian)

Over 2 million Colombians depend on coffee production for income

10 things you didn’t know about Colombian coffee – (Farm Futures)

The number of futures contracts held by traders has dropped by more than two-thirds from a 1997 high of 48,921, to 15,410 contracts last week.

The Frozen Concentrated Orange-Juice Market Has Virtually Disappeared – (Wall Street Journal)

So what are the true diversifiers and what are alternatives in name only?

All True Diversifiers are Alternatives, but not All Alternatives are True Diversifiers – (RCM’s Attain Alternatives Blog)

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Benchmark index performance is for the constituents of that index only, and does not represent the entire universe of possible investments within that asset class. And further, that there can be limitations and biases to indices such as survivorship, self reporting, and instant history.

Managed futures accounts can subject to substantial charges for management and advisory fees. The numbers within this website include all such fees, but it may be necessary for those accounts that are subject to these charges to make substantial trading profits in the future to avoid depletion or exhaustion of their assets.

Investors interested in investing with a managed futures program (excepting those programs which are offered exclusively to qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7) will be required to receive and sign off on a disclosure document in compliance with certain CFT rules The disclosure documents contains a complete description of the principal risk factors and each fee to be charged to your account by the CTA, as well as the composite performance of accounts under the CTA's management over at least the most recent five years. Investor interested in investing in any of the programs on this website are urged to carefully read these disclosure documents, including, but not limited to the performance information, before investing in any such programs.

Those investors who are qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7 and interested in investing in a program exempt from having to provide a disclosure document and considered by the regulations to be sophisticated enough to understand the risks and be able to interpret the accuracy and completeness of any performance information on their own.

RCM receives a portion of the commodity brokerage commissions you pay in connection with your futures trading and/or a portion of the interest income (if any) earned on an account's assets. The listed manager may also pay RCM a portion of the fees they receive from accounts introduced to them by RCM.

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Disclaimer
The performance data displayed herein is compiled from various sources, including BarclayHedge, and reports directly from the advisors. These performance figures should not be relied on independent of the individual advisor's disclosure document, which has important information regarding the method of calculation used, whether or not the performance includes proprietary results, and other important footnotes on the advisor's track record.

Benchmark index performance is for the constituents of that index only, and does not represent the entire universe of possible investments within that asset class. And further, that there can be limitations and biases to indices such as survivorship, self reporting, and instant history.

Managed futures accounts can subject to substantial charges for management and advisory fees. The numbers within this website include all such fees, but it may be necessary for those accounts that are subject to these charges to make substantial trading profits in the future to avoid depletion or exhaustion of their assets.

Investors interested in investing with a managed futures program (excepting those programs which are offered exclusively to qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7) will be required to receive and sign off on a disclosure document in compliance with certain CFT rules The disclosure documents contains a complete description of the principal risk factors and each fee to be charged to your account by the CTA, as well as the composite performance of accounts under the CTA's management over at least the most recent five years. Investor interested in investing in any of the programs on this website are urged to carefully read these disclosure documents, including, but not limited to the performance information, before investing in any such programs.

Those investors who are qualified eligible persons as that term is defined by CFTC regulation 4.7 and interested in investing in a program exempt from having to provide a disclosure document and considered by the regulations to be sophisticated enough to understand the risks and be able to interpret the accuracy and completeness of any performance information on their own.

RCM receives a portion of the commodity brokerage commissions you pay in connection with your futures trading and/or a portion of the interest income (if any) earned on an account's assets. The listed manager may also pay RCM a portion of the fees they receive from accounts introduced to them by RCM.

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