Superfund announces record half year results for its superfund gold funds generating a return of 46.38%.
Superfund announces record half year results for its superfund gold funds generating a return of 46.38%
Co Expected local resurgence in managed futures fund investmentCo Managed futures win favour with investors
The robust global performance of managed futures is now attracting the attention of investors looking to strengthen their portfolio during times of extreme global market volatility.
C[pounds sterling]Demand for managed futures funds is predominantly being driven by investors seeking to hedge against risks caused by high inflation, a low USD, poor equity markets and a global shortage of capital funding,C[yen] Bernd Kreuzinger, Director of Superfund Financial (Middle East) Ltd., said.
Given investors today are far more aware of the need to structure portfolios with low correlating assets, we expect to see a local resurgence in managed futures fund investment.C[yen]
A managed futures fund is a highly sophisticated alternative investment that allows investors to potentially benefit from both upward and downward trends in commodity and financial markets.
Superfund funds utilize fully automated proprietary trading systems to remove emotional factors from the investment decision-making process. The trading strategy takes long and short positions over more than 100 futures markets around the world and has successfully achieved above-average returns for investors over the past 12 years.
The Superfund flagship fund, the Superfund Q-AG, has generated an annualised return of 19% since its inception in March 1996 and 31.2% year-to-date.
The innovative Superfund gold fund, which follows a similar trading strategy to Superfund Q-AG but is tied to the performance of gold, was launched as a SICAV Fund in Luxembourg in November 2007 (Superfund Gold A) has since generated a return of 45.70%. The more dynamic Superfund Gold B SICAV is up 46.38% YTD and 47.71% since inception.
Mr. Kreuzinger says that gold is traditionally considered an international safe haven from the financial fallout of currency devaluation, wars, stock market crashes and inflation.A[umlaut] 2008 Al Bawaba (www.albawaba.com)
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|Date:||Jul 14, 2008|
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