During the last two decades, as managed futures have attempted to move from a niche investment product to a mainstream one, the space has changed — and not necessarily for the better. Aided by a distribution and sales network that rewarded low volatility and convergent strategies, managed futures has been pushed to justify its inherent volatility that is more due to its divergent nature than underlying risk.
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Dever included several insightful and amusing anecdotes regarding the irrationality of traditional investments and flawed analysis. My favorite — one I have heard before — is how people would not invest with his commodity fund because commodities are risky.
AlphaMetrix has been in a downward spiral since announcing on Oct. 10 that it was experiencing “significant cash flow issues” in a letter to its commodity pool participants signed by President and CEO Aleks Kins.