IDS Capital, the Geneva-based firm set up by Cedric van
Rijckevorsel in 2004 as a multi-family office, is ramping up
the marketing effort for its two-year-old managed futures
offering, the F&F Systematic Trading Fund.
|Cedric van Rijckevorsel
The firm is in discussions with large investors and managed
account platforms about the product - and is also launching a
new reduced-fee share class in a bid to attract accelerator
Launched in 2009, the F&F Systematic Trading Fund is
managed by Anthony Martin, who joined IDS in 2008 to oversee
risk management across the firm's multi-manager funds. Martin
and van Rijckevorsel soon started talking in detail about
"We liked them because you don't have the same reliance on
defining the timing of the markets," explains van Rijckevorsel.
"And we wanted to produce something sufficiently differentiated
from the other CTAs out there."