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
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."