Newedge research shows CTA capacity concerns overblown

CTAs have room to grow

Commodity trading advisers (CTAs) are mired in a 24-month long drawdown – a performance slump that follows a two-year period in which the industry's total assets surged more than 50% to around $330 billion.

It is no surprise then that investors are asking whether the recent performance woes are tied to the sudden jump in assets.

A paper from Newedge's prime brokerage division, ‘Capacity of the managed futures industry', wrestles with this very question.

For the study the authors assume the

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