Alma Quantica Managed Futures Focus
Cumulative Performance (%)
Fund Inception 3 July 2018
The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor’s shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
Strategy & Manager
Alma Platinum Quantica Managed Futures Focus is an open-ended UCITS compliant fund with Quantica Capital AG acting as Investment Manager. The Investment Strategy intends to gain exposure to global exchange-traded futures markets on equity indices, bonds, interest rates and currencies, all in accordance with Quantica’s proprietary systematic investment strategy. It aims to detect and take advantage of medium-term trend-following market inefficiencies in the financial futures markets (excluding commodity markets). It has low long-term correlation to traditional asset classes and offers diversification to both traditional and non-traditional investment portfolios. The Fund is highly style-consistent and follows a robust approach.
Founded in 2003 by Dr. Bruno Gmür, Quantica Capital AG is a Swiss alternative asset manager specialized in systematic investment strategies.
The Quantica Managed Futures Program (QMF) is managed according to proprietary systematic and quantitative models with a focus on sophisticated data analysis, portfolio construction, execution and risk management techniques.
Quantica’s investment philosophy centers on the conviction that quality risk-adjusted returns can be systematically exploited from liquid markets.
Quantica’s objective is to deliver intelligent portfolio diversification.
Dr Bruno Gmür, Chief Investment Officer
Dr Bruno Gmür is the founder and Chief Investment Officer of Quantica Capital. Previously, he held positions at Swiss Re in financial reinsurance structuring and at Bank Julius Baer, where he was head of the quantitative team in the chief investment office and a voting member of the bank’s strategic asset allocation committee. Before that, he was teaching graduate courses in game theory and financial economics at the University of Zurich.
Bruno holds a Ph.D. in financial economics from the University of Zurich (Dr. oec. publ., “summa cum laude”) and a master degree in mathematics from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). He is a qualified actuary and full member of the Swiss Association of Actuaries.
Statistics & Commentary
The performance data shown represents past performance. Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Current performance may be lower or higher than the performance data quoted. The investment return and the principal value of an investment will fluctuate so that an investor's shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost.
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Investment Manager's Commentaryas of 16/10/2020
The Quantica Managed Futures Program returned -1.67% for the month, bringing the annual net performance to -4.99%.
October performance was to a large degree determined by the Program’s long US equity exposure, which contributed positively for the first half of the month. Such positive returns, however, were consequently wiped during the remainder of the month, when markets started to correct with rising fear from repeated lockdowns and increasing uncertainties around the upcoming US election. The negative equity contribution of 1.9% was somewhat mitigated by the Program’s fixed income exposure, which added a positive 0.3%.
Throughout the month, the QMF Program’s overall net exposure was further diversified. This was mainly driven by adding long exposure to bonds, with the 10-year equivalent net exposure to fixed income futures rising from 20% to almost 65% by the end of the month. This long bond trend was driven largely by European government bonds, while at the same time the exposure to their US, Japanese and British counterparts turned or remained slightly short.
The exposure to the short dollar trend, which had been a key factor in the portfolio construction throughout September, remains visible in what are still comparably large FX (mostly CHF and EUR) net long exposures.
At the end of October, the QMF Program is well diversified with the largest exposures being in North American equities and European bonds. The estimated portfolio volatility stands at 9.1%.
Facts & Documents
Fund Domicile: Luxembourg
Fund Type: UCITS SICAV
Fund Launch: 3 July 2018
Base Currency: USD
Depositary, Administrator, Transfert Agent: RBC Investor Services Bank S.A.
Dealing: Each day with a 1-day notice
Cut-off time: 3 pm CET
Management Company: Alma Capital Investment Management
Investment Manager: Quantica Capital AG
Countries where the fund is registered:
France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg, Switzerland, UK
ISIN: LU1825540146 Ticker: DBQI1CU LX Launch: 3 Jul 2018
ISIN: LU1825540575 Ticker: DBQI2CU LX Launch: 12 Jul 2018
ISIN: LU1825540492 Ticker: DBQI3CC LX Launch: 20 Jul 2018
ISIN: LU1857216391 Ticker: DBQI4CU LX Launch: 7 Sep 2018