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Tactical Strategies

Tactical Strategies encompass several distinct strategies including global macro, CTA, FX, commodities and volatility-trading programs. The common theme is their source of diversification and their potential to generate returns which are uncorrelated to mainstream equity and fixed income investments. 

Hedge Fund Strategies

Hedge Fund Strategies on the platform encompass several distinct liquid strategies including Long/Short Equity and Volatility strategies.

Array Of Tactical Strategies

SYSTEMATIC TREND STRATEGIES

Systematic Macro/Trend programs trade based on an objective and automated set of rules designed to avoid human emotional biases that influence discretionary trading decisions. Such mechanical approaches assume that some trades will not be successful, but the trader accepts these setbacks in the hopes that the system will generally be able to capture major trends.

MULTI-STRATEGY

Multiple strategy programs are programs that can encompass any or all of the other programs listed on this page.

QUANT MACRO STRATEGIES

Quant macro strategies rely on quantitative models that draw on macro-economic factors - including supply and demand, global asset flows, and global geopolitical factors - to predict price movements in various markets, predominantly the global equity, fixed income, and FX markets.

OPTIONS / VOLATILITY STRATEGIES

Options and volatility trading methods exploit movements in another dimension other than price – volatility. Managers in this sector achieve this through trading either options contracts and spreads position to capitalize on certain types of movement in both volatility and price, or futures contracts on implied volatility.

SHORT TERM

Short term trading strategies are strategies in which positions are only held for a period ranging from within a single day to two weeks. Generally, short-term trading can consist of counter-trend / mean reversion techniques or trend following techniques.

CURRENCY STRATEGIES

Foreign exchange (or “FX”) managers seek to capitalize on the constant fluctuation of exchange rates between currencies. Such programs can trade established currencies such as US dollar and euro, or emerging currencies such as the Mexican peso or South African rand. This category encompasses multiple styles of trading foreign exchange, including a fundamental macro approach, a technical approach, or a carry trade based approach.

FUNDAMENTAL COMMODITIES STRATEGIES

These strategies are generally trade from a discretionary standpoint based on market fundamentals, where the manager analyzes the underlying economic factors of a market based on the experience of the manager and his/her research team. Such strategies specialize in particular sectors or markets. For example, a fundamental agricultural trader may take a position in wheat based on acreage planted, rainfall, and other supply vs. demand factors.

GLOBAL MACRO STRATEGIES

Global macro managers employ macro-economic factors - including supply and demand, global asset flows, and global geopolitical factors - to predict price movements in various markets, predominantly the global equity, fixed income, and FX markets. For example, an investor may capitalize on a country’s recession by short selling a country’s bond or stock market using futures or derivatives contracts.

Array Of Tactical Strategies

SYSTEMATIC TREND STRATEGIES

Systematic Macro/Trend programs trade based on an objective and automated set of rules designed to avoid human emotional biases that influence discretionary trading decisions. Such mechanical approaches assume that some trades will not be successful, but the trader accepts these setbacks in the hopes that the system will generally be able to capture major trends.

MULTI-STRATEGY

Multiple strategy programs are programs that can encompass any or all of the other programs listed on this page.

QUANT MACRO STRATEGIES

Quant macro strategies rely on quantitative models that draw on macro-economic factors - including supply and demand, global asset flows, and global geopolitical factors - to predict price movements in various markets, predominantly the global equity, fixed income, and FX markets.

OPTIONS / VOLATILITY STRATEGIES

Options and volatility trading methods exploit movements in another dimension other than price – volatility. Managers in this sector achieve this through trading either options or spread positions to capitalize on certain types of movement in both volatility and price, or futures contracts on implied volatility.

SHORT TERM

Short term trading strategies are strategies in which positions are only held for a period ranging from within a single day to two weeks. Generally, short-term trading can consist of counter-trend / mean reversion techniques or trend following techniques.

CURRENCY STRATEGIES

Foreign exchange (or “FX”) managers seek to capitalize on the constant fluctuation of exchange rates between currencies. Such programs can trade established currencies such as US dollar and euro, or emerging currencies such as the Mexican peso or South African rand. This category encompasses multiple styles of trading foreign exchange, including a fundamental macro approach, a technical approach, or a carry trade based approach.

FUNDAMENTAL COMMODITIES STRATEGIES

These strategies generally trade from a discretionary standpoint based on market fundamentals, where the manager analyzes the underlying economic factors of a market based on the experience of the manager and his/her research team. Such strategies specialize in particular sectors or markets. For example, a fundamental agricultural trader may take a position in wheat based on acreage planted, rainfall, and other supply vs. demand factors.

GLOBAL MACRO STRATEGIES

Global macro managers employ macro-economic factors - including supply and demand, global asset flows, and global geopolitical factors - to predict price movements in various markets, predominantly the global equity, fixed income, and FX markets. For example, an investor may capitalize on a country’s recession by short selling a country’s bond or stock market using futures or derivatives contracts.

Current Hydra Managers

Clients are able to access vital data including Manager performance reports and quantitative analysis through our client portal. Qualitative analysis is also available on our carefully vetted managers.  For more detailed information on these managers, register with Hydra.

Hydra Established
Hedge Fund
Program Name Program Type Brief Description
i3 Investment Partners - Quantitative Investment Program Global Equity

Tactical, selective long-only equities rotation strategy using S&P500, Nasdaq 100, and global ETFs

Tactical
Program Name Program Type Brief Description
ADG Capital Management - Systematic Macro Program Quant Macro Model-driven quantitative macro in diversified markets.
Aquantum Gmbh - ACS Energies Program Fundamental Commodities Systematic relative value strategy in energy markets
Aquantum Gmbh - Commodity Spread Program Fundamental Commodities Systematic relative value strategy in diversified commodities.
Claughton Capital - Auto Reactive Positioning Program Systematic Trend Following Probability-based, fully systematic strategy with trend following sub-strategy.
DCM Systematic Advisors - DCM Systematic Diversified Alpha Quant Macro

Fully systematic program using price-based and economic inputs trading non-trend strategies

Deep Field Capital - Systematic Volatility Arbitrage Options/Volatility

Systematic short-term multi-strategy trading in the equity index and VIX markets; no options trading

Drury Capital, Inc. - Diversified Trend Following Program Systematic Trend Following

Long term systematic trend following, with 50% allocation to non-financial commodities markets

Eckhardt Trading Company - Evolution Strategies Systematic Trend Following Diversified systematic trend capture, with non-trend sub-strategies.
EMC Capital Advisors - Alpha Plus Program Systematic Trend Following Diversified systematic Multi-Strategy
EMC Capital Advisors - Classic Program Systematic Trend Following Diversified systematic Trend Following strategy.
Episteme Capital Partners - Episteme Systematic Quest (ESQ) Quant Macro Systematic, Global Macro multi-model strategy Incorporating economic fundamentals
FORT LP - Contrarian Program Systematic Trend Following Diversified systematic Medium-Term trend, using unique Bayesian entry and exit points.
Gamma-Q - Commodity Program Fundamental Commodities Opportunistic fundamental discretionary agriculture and livestock trading strategy.
HTAA LLC (Hull Tactical Asset Allocation) - Tactical Program Short-Term Systematic, tactical positioning in the SP500.
Hydra SP-012 (Transtrend) - Enhanced Diversified Trend Program Systematic Trend Following Fully systematic Medium-Term Trend Following across highly diversified markets.
Katonah Capital Partners - Laplace Multi-Asset Systematic Program Quant Macro Machine learning process based on both fundamental and technical factors.
LCJ Investments - FX Macro Program FX Fundamental, discretionary FX-macro program, primarily using options strategies
Metori Capital Management - Epsilon Global Trend Systematic Trend Following Scientific approach with distinctive focus on correlation dynamics for prediction and risk allocation
Metori Capital Management - Epsilon Global Trend (Cayman) Systematic Trend Following Scientific approach with distinctive focus on correlation dynamics for prediction and risk allocation
Pan Capital - Pan Capital Energy Fundamental Commodities Fundamental, discretionary U.S. natural gas trading strategy, primarily using relative value spreads
PolarStar Management SEZC - Flagship Program Fundamental Commodities Fundamental discretionary agricultural commodities with a focus on relative-value positions
PolarStar Management SEZC - Spectrum Program Fundamental Commodities Fundamental discretionary agricultural commodities using relative value and directional trades
QIM (Quantitative Investment Management) - Global Program Short-Term Diversified, multi-model Short-Term pattern recognition and statistically significant trading models.
Quantica Capital Management - Managed Futures Program Systematic Trend Following Diversified systematic Trend Following with unique trend ranking methodology.
Revolution Capital Management - Alpha Program Short-Term Short-Term systematic pattern recognition trading across diversified markets.
Rotella Capital Management - Systematic Global Macro Quant Macro

Long-Only, Tactical Strategy Using Artificial Intelligence

ROW Asset Management - Diversified Program Multi-Strategy Systematic quantitative multi-strategy Global Macro in diversified markets.
SCT Capital Management - AQT Program Short-Term

Diversified systematic Short-Term machine learning strategy.

Volt Capital Management - Diversified Alpha Program Quant Macro

Diversified systematic strategy that applies machine learning to fundamentally-based models

Hydra Emerging
Hedge Fund
Program Name Program Type Brief Description
ICON MoSAIQ - Max Sharpe Program Global Equity

Long US equities with L/S VIX hedge and timed discretionary long vol options hedge

Tactical
Program Name Program Type Brief Description
AG Capital - Discretionary Global Macro Program Global Macro

Fundamental discretionary macro program trading currencies, commodities, interest rates, equity indices

Aquantum Gmbh - Active Range - SP500 Options Strategy (AAR) Options/Volatility

S&P options strategy that systematically trades multiple put spread combinations

Breakout Funds LLC - Breakout Macro Global Macro Fundamental, discretionary, global-macro using proprietary models to evaluate themes
Drakewood Capital Management - Prospect Metals Program Fundamental Commodities Fundamental discretionary opportunistic trading in industrial and precious metals
Finalyze Capital - Mean Reversion Strategy Short-Term

Fully systematic diversified program primarily dedicated to mean reversion models

Martin Fund Management - Systematic Commodities Macro Fundamental Commodities

Fundamentally-based strategy trading soft commodities, grains, and precious metals

NuWave Investment Management - Short-Term Futures Program Short-Term Systematic Intraday and Short-Term momentum trading in diversified markets.
Strategic Capital Advisors - Contrarian 500 Quant Macro

Tactical fully systematic trading in the S&P 500 index

True Alpha Asset Management - PMC Futures Program Short-Term Diversified systematic Intraday and Short-Term trading strategy.

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