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By the way, chris67, I'm not dissing WCM, which is clearly top shelf in a lot of ways, but I was curious about your remarks about their effect on the rest of the CTA industry. It seems to me fairly unlikely at this stage (for the reasons stated above) that they're competing with Mulvaney at the moment for client money. Rather it appears that WCM is in the process of morphing into a more mainstream asset management company, which is in line with the interviews and the opinion pieces they've placed in P&I.
I got a monthly performance sheet for a Canadian Merger Arb fund called Amethyst Arbitrage Fund. The MAR of the onshore version is 0.29AFJ Garner wrote:Sobering. And that of course takes no account of the survivorship bias.DPH wrote: As you will see the highest MAR ratio was a 2.01 with the average being a 0.40
They quoted max DD and return since inception for various HF indices from which the following MARs emerged:
HFRI Convert Arb 0.22
HFRI Risk Arb 1.03
HFRI Event Driven 0.39
HFRI Global 0.39
Frankly I had never bothered to look at, work out or consider this measure on the hedge fund indices before. But with the exception of the Risk Arb index they look surprisingly (a) shitty and (b) similar to the sort of figures we find on CTAs.