Top 10 Managed Futures Programs in March

Here’s the Top performing CTAs in the BarclayHedge database in March, after most of last month’s returns have now been reported. We’re more into looking at risk-adjusted returns (see our full rankings here) over much longer periods. A month is but one skirmish inside of a battle inside of a war, after all. And top percentage return lists will always skew towards higher volatility programs. But, checking out the top performers monthly can uncover some talent, and people love to see what’s working – so here you go:

(Disclaimer: past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Programs listed do not represent all available programs in the managed futures universe. The Max DD represents the worst drawdown of all time for the listed programs).

ManagerMarch RoRMax DDMin Investment
SpreadEdge Capital - Ag Seasonal Spreads31.05%-21.10%100,000
M & R Capital (QEP) 14.93%-23.38%100,000
ZeminElli Capital - Diversified X (QEP)13.60%-31.64%1,000,000
Progressive Capital Partners - Palm Trend Fund K10.17%-42.32%765,000
ATP Capital Management, Granularity Alpha9.60%-13.74%100,000
White Indian Trading Company, STAIRS9.01%-32.93%250,000
Lecka Alpha Trading GP Limited8.72%-0.75%1,000,000
R.G. Niederhoffer Capital - Diversified Program8.40%-49.00%1,000,000
MDC Trading, MDLC Global (QEP)8.25%-11.21%100,000
Opus Futures, LLC, Trading Program7.87%-50.62%100,000

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.

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