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Barclay’s Managed Futures (CTA) Database

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  • Data on 1075 CTAs
  • Actionable intelligence on holdings, performance, assets, fees and more
  • Unrestricted access to DataFinder Pro, our web-based fund analysis tool
  • Daily updates of monthly returns
  • Email contact information for key principals with biographies, and more
  • 96% average update frequency

*Based on responses to a recent survey conducted
by Andrew + Selikoff Partners

Download the Live Data Sample and receive Top Decile Rankings of CTAs
[using monthly returns for 3-years]
Top Decile Rankings managed futures

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    - Ben Kilmartin CFA | Vice President | JPMorgan Asset Management
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    - George H. Rohrs, Jr. | Principal | Rohrs & Co. LLC
Current Data

Daily updates of monthly returns, profiling 1075 CTAs.
96% average update frequency (within 30 days of month end).


Information on holdings, performance, assets, fees and more. Includes direct email addresses and key principals with biographies. More than 200 unique fields per fund are refreshed daily and maintain an average update frequency of 96% within 30 days.

Web-Based Fund Analysis Tool

Your purchase gives you free access to Datafinder Pro, our web-based fund analysis tool. Datafinder Pro makes it easy to create customized rankings that meet your investment objectives. Browse thousands of CTAs and see live data. Create rankings, portfolios, correlations, and more.


Reported direct from the source; refreshed twice each month with new programs, updated performance and assets, and important changes to program and manager data.


Easily sort and filter any field or combination of fields to compile a selection of funds and managers. Store and use the complete database on your PC. Sort and filter any field or combination of fields; a truly relational database assigning unique IDs to all programs, managers and persons .


Choose from Microsoft Excel (spreadsheet) or Access (table) formats. Compatible with most third-party analysis packages such as Backstop, Finlab, Informais, ABC Quant, Markov, Matrix-AIMS, Pertrac, Risk Data, Style Advisor, TAO, and our proprietary MAP format.

Current Database Snapshot
Global Hedge Fund FoF CTA Graveyard Contact
Number of reporting funds 6853 5778 938 1075 19298 28545
Number of reporting management companies 2229 1692 206 537 6828 10569
Number of funds added this month 59 48 6 11 20 59
Number of funds added in previous month 153 129 16 24 73 153
Annual refreshes 24 24 24 24 24 12
Cost (annual subscription) USD 6,000 USD 4,500 USD 2,000 USD 3,000 USD 6,000 USD 4,500
Managers domiciled in USA 59.08% 58.75% 52.91% 60.15% 67.55% 61.11%
Managers domiciled in Europe 23.87% 22.46% 35.92% 28.31% 19.20% 19.14%
Managers domiciled in Caribbean 14.31% 15.84% 4.85% 9.50% 9.05% 3.43%
Managers domiciled in Rest of World 2.74% 2.96% 6.31% 2.05% 4.20% 16.32%
Funds domiciled in USA 25.93% 19.07% 15.14% 62.79% 35.81% 30.51%
Funds domiciled in Europe 41.70% 47.08% 52% 12.84% 17.20% 26.86%
Funds domiciled in Caribbean 21.14% 22.12% 26.23% 15.91% 36.77% 29.41%
Funds domiciled in Rest of World 11.22 % 11.73% 6.82% 8.47% 10.22% 13.22%
Fund Update Summary(Real Time)
% of Funds With November Returns 66.48% 63.58% 38.63% 81.31%    
% of Funds With October Returns 93.15% 92.54% 95.20% 96.28%    
Performance Reporting for - November 2017
Funds with positive ROR 52.73% 52.41% 38.67% 54.03%    
Average positive ROR 1.68% 1.66% 0.62% 1.70%    
Funds with negative ROR 47.27% 47.59% 61.33% 45.97%    
Average negative ROR -1.24% -1.15% -0.57% -1.61%    
Average ROR 0.29% 0.32% -0.11% 0.18%    
Highest ROR 61.10% 61.10% 5.75% 30.02%    
Median ROR 0.06% 0.05% -0.23% 0.15%    
Lowest ROR -29.11% -20.17% -2.15% -29.11%    

More Benefits:

Downloadable Data Integrated With Online Reports
Online reports provide users with the most current information in a user friendly format. Use Excel to sort and filter the entire Managed Futures (CTA) Database to find programs that match your criteria, then click on program names and download professional, easy to read, 8 page reports with the most up-to-date information.

For Investors
Enhance and streamline the due diligence process and avoid costly mistakes. Easily sort and filter any field or combination of 104 qualitative and quantitative fields to compile a selection compatible with your objectives. Facilitates in-depth style and sector analysis, portfolio optimization and stress testing. Discloses underlying holdings, portfolio allocations, fees, investment minimums, historic monthly performance and assets, objectives, direct contact information and much more.

For Researchers
Get results quickly. Gain insight into key strategies, tactics and core competencies. Sort, filter and compare any field or combination of fields directly on your PC and export results directly to third-party applications. Key contact persons, job titles, direct emails and accurate data points ensure you get the best return on your subscription investment.

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