Hedge Funds

IPM commodity strategy aims to perform in directional and directionless markets


Stockholm-based Informed Portfolio Management, a major player in tactical asset allocation and currency management, is about to complete six months' live trading with its latest offering - a systematic long/short commodity fund that was five years in the making and has yet to be widely marketed.

Alex Gioulekas

Unlike most commodity funds, which take a technical and trend-following approach, the IPM Commodity Fund is based primarily on fundamentals. It employs two directional strategies and three relative-value strategies, with the goal of performing in both directional and directionless markets.

"We've been told we're unique in our approach,"