IDS Capital on asset-raising trail with its uncorrelated F&F managed futures fund

Thu Sep 22, 2011

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Anthony Martin
Cedric van Rijckevorsel
Duncan McKay
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.

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 capital.

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 systematic strategies.

"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."

The firm...

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