CTAS: Campbell leads charge


Trend-following CTAs trounced all other strategies in an otherwise tame month for hedge funds and made money on trades ranging from commodities to interest rate-based trades. Spikes in commodity prices, as well as strong sales in metals, particularly copper, also helped boost CTAs, which surged well ahead of all other strategies in February. The continually weak dollar helped prop up CTAs that trade currencies, as funds that shorted the dollar and held long positions in currencies continued to profit from that trade. The Campbell Global Assets Fund registered a double-digit gain for February, posting a 10.83% gain for