Hedge Funds

QIM to add up to 30 futures markets, revise leverage flexibility


Quantitative Investment Management announces a faster way to increase and decrease leverage; plans to add cocoa, cotton and live cattle to trading portfolio.

 Jaffray Woodriff

Quantitative Investment Management, the $5.65 billion managed futures firm, is planning to enter as many as 30 new futures markets in the next few months and is adjusting its leverage policy to respond more quickly to changes in performance.

The new futures include such stock indices as the Nikkei 225 and S&P 400, currencies like the Mexican peso, energies like crude and heating oil, metals like Palladium and Platinum, and agricultural commodities like cocoa and live cattle, according to an investor letter. All are new markets, but some are similar to markets the