Saturday, February 24, 2024

Inflows and innovation top agenda as CTAs toast record 2022


  • After trend-following criticism, 2022 surge likened to breakthrough year of 2008 for CTAs
  • Allocations could follow, with strong pipelines seen, but firms focused on innovation
  • Listen to Aspect Capital’s Todd and CFM’s Bouchaud on the AFI podcast

Large trend-followers ended 2022 with a record gain of 27.3%, beating the average return achieved in their breakthrough year of 2008.

Societe Generale’s index of the ten largest trend-followers posted a gain some way ahead of the 20.9% rise in 2008, which led to tens of billions of fresh allocations in the years that followed.

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