CTAs thrive as risk appetite returns across all asset classes

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Managed futures funds had another storming month in September as bullish markets in most major asset classes powered a strong performance by most of the major players – with many of the larger funds now showing very respectable gains for the year.

IKOS Futures, which launched in February this year, was up 7.19% on the month and is now annualising at 42.77% after eight months. BlueTrend was up almost 5% for a YTD of 8.33%. Transtrend Diversified Trend Enhanced was up 3.73% for a YTD of 8.01%. Man AHL Diversified is showing a YTD gain of just under