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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
Carmika Partners - Alpha Hedging Strategy Options/Volatility Volatility arbitrage with a tail-risk hedge
Manifold Partners - Manifold Long Short Program Global Equity Machine-learning, Global Equity Market-Neutral.
Tactical
Program Name Program Type Brief Description
Abraham Trading Company - Diversified Program Systematic Trend Following Systematic trend capture across diversified markets.
ADG Capital Management - Systematic Macro Program Quant Macro Model-driven quantitative macro in diversified markets.
Aquantum AG - Commodity Spread Program Fundamental Commodities Systematic relative value strategy in commodities.
Claughton Capital - Auto Reactive Positioning Program Systematic Trend Following Probability-based systematic, with Trend Following sub-strategy.
Deep Field Capital - Singularity Program Short-Term

Short-Term systematic pattern recognition in diversified 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.
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.
Harbour Square Capital Management - Natural Gas Trading Program Fundamental Commodities Fundamentally-based, model-driven discretionary natural gas trading.
HTAA, LLC (Hull Tractical Asset Allocation) - Tactical Program Multi-Strategy 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 Global Multi-Asset Systematic Futures Program Quant Macro Machine learning process based on both fundamental and technical factors.
LCJ Investments - FX Macro Program FX A program expressing macroeconomic views through FX, mostly options positions.
M6 Capital Management - Standard Program Fundamental Commodities Fundamental discretionary agriculture trading strategy.
Marto Capital - Marto Capital Program Quant Macro Systematic fundamentally-based quantitative Global Macro in diversified markets.
Portfolio Concept Vermoegensmanagement - Global Systematic Program Short-Term Systematic Short-Term trend, pattern recognition and countertrend models.
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.
Quantmetrics Capital Management - Directional Strategy Systematic Trend Following

Quantitative directional, Short-Term systematic trading program.

Revolution Capital Management - Alpha Program Short-Term Short-Term systematic pattern recognition trading across diversified markets.
Rosetta Capital Management - Rosetta Trading Program Fundamental Commodities Discretionary fundamental and technical livestock and agriculture strategy.
Rotella Capital Management - Falcon Program Options/Volatility A relative value, volatility arbitrage strategy in the VIX and S&P indices.
Rotella Capital Management - Polaris Program Options/Volatility Diversified systematic Trend Following with non-trend sub-strategies.
ROW Asset Management - Diversified Program Multi-Strategy Systematic quantitative multi-strategy Global Macro in diversified markets.
Sandpiper Asset Management - Global Macro Program Multi-Strategy Opportunistic systematic and discretionary macro Trend Following strategy.
SCT Capital Management - AQT Program Short-Term

Diversified systematic Short-Term machine learning strategy.

Shepherd Energy AB - Energy Program Fundamental Commodities

Fundamental discretionary Nordic power portfolio primarily impacted by weather and hydrology

Three Rock Capital Management - Discretionary Global Macro Program Global Macro Discretionary Medium-Term Global Macro trend capture strategy.
Tiber Capital Management - Diversified Program Short-Term Diversified systematic Short-Term multi-strategy program.
Hydra Emerging
Tactical
Program Name Program Type Brief Description
Devet Capital Investments - Absolute Return Strategy Fundamental Commodities Systematic relative value strategy in commodities.
Montrock48 Capital Management - Macro Program Global Macro Discretionary, fundamental macro with an emphasis on options
NuWave Investment Management - Short-Term Futures Program Short-Term Systematic Intraday and Short-Term momentum trading in diversified markets.
True Alpha Technology Asset Management - PMC Managed Futures Program Short-Term Diversified systematic Intraday and Short-Term trading strategy.

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