Hedge Funds

QIM opens to outsiders

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The Charlottesville, Virginia-based hedge fund group Quantitative Investment Management, which was formed last year, has just opened its first CTA program to outside investors.

The QIM Global Program is being overseen by a team led by Jaffray Woodriff, a veteran futures pro who was formerly a head trader at Blue Ridge Trading. It trades a broad array of futures markets including currencies, metals, interest rates, index futures and energies. As the firm's name suggests, the approach is quantitatively driven and relies on pattern recognition for its trading models. The CTA program aims for modest double-digit returns with moderate