Don’t Get Caught in the Storm
“Portfolios of stocks and/or bonds combined with managed futures showed substantially less risk at every possible level of expected return than portfolios of stocks and/or bonds alone.”
~ Dr. John Lintner, Professor of Economics at Harvard University
The main benefit of adding managed futures to a balanced portfolio is the potential to decrease portfolio volatility. Risk reduction is possible because managed futures can trade across a wide range of global markets that have limited long-term correlation to most traditional asset classes. While managed futures, on their own, tend to have higher volatility and substantial risk, managed futures funds have historically performed well during adverse economic or market conditions for stocks and bonds, thereby providing excellent downside protection in most portfolios.
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POTENTIAL TO LOWER OVERALL PORTFOLIO RISK
OPPORTUNITY TO ENHANCE OVERALL PORTFOLIO RETURNS
BROAD DIVERSIFICATION OPPORTUNITIES
OPPORTUNITY TO PROFIT IN A VARIETY OF ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENTS
POTENTIAL TO LIMIT DRAWDOWNS
Drawdowns, or the reduction a fund might experience during a market retrenchment, are an inevitable part of any investment. However, because managed futures trading advisors can go long or short — and typically adhere to strict stop-loss limits* — managed futures funds have historically limited their drawdowns more effectively than many other investments.
*Stop-loss execution is not guaranteed, particularly in periods of extreme volatility.
Rapidly growing asset class.
Growth over the past decade in managed futures has been substantial. In 2002, it was estimated that more than $45 billion was under management by managed futures trading advisors which increased to $327 billion by the end of the 2015.
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No matter what the trading strategy is, there are people behind every program. We go through an extensive vetting process to ensure these individuals are those we trust.
Everything is out in the open. We make sure you understand every aspect of a given program. From Strategy and Market correlation to ROI and Peak-to-Valley Drawdowns, everything is readily available for inspection.
Risk Management & Performance
Every investment will have its ups and downs. We make sure those numbers will reasonably fit in an investor’s portfolio.
One size never fits all, and the investment world is no different. We work with managers of all types to ensure that we have a program that properly fits into your overall portfolio composition.
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Finally, you’ll work directly with Icon to determine what programs or strategies best fit your investment portfolio.