Performance

Managed futures funds bounce back as market volatility spikes

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Managed futures and CTA were among the biggest beneficiaries of July’s increasingly unsettled market conditions, with a number of large systematic hedge funds scoring big gains on the month.

Several are also thought to have made strong gains in the first 10 days of August, benefitting from the eruption of market volatility and some steep equity market falls on the back of political and economic concerns surrounding the escalating sovereign debt crises in the US and Europe.

The strong performance of the past few weeks, after a disappointing period of several months earlier in the year, has underlined