Top 10 CTAs by Performance in September by Attain Capital

While one month’s performance is no way to judge an investment that has 3 to 5 year cycles, a glance at who’s doing well in the different environments month to month can be a useful data point at times. Here’s the top managed futures performers (by return only) for the month gone by:

Note: These programs are not necessarily recommended by Attain. For a list with much more thought behind it – check our semi-annual rankings (updated July 2014).

(Disclaimer: past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. Programs listed consist of those with at least a 3 year track record tracked by Attain Capital Management for investment by clients via managed accounts and do not represent all available programs in the managed futures universe.  The Max DD represents the worst drawdown of all time for the listed programs).

Top 10 CTAs of September
September ROR
Max DD
Min. Invst.
Purple Valley Capital – Diversified 30.68% -49.34% 1,000,000
Paramount Capital (QEP) 28.14% -57.77% 100,000
Hawksbill Capital – Global Diversified (QEP) 20.81% -62.98% 5,000,000
Southwest – Global Diversified 20.12% -32.79% 200,000
Mulvaney Capital – Global Markets (QEP) 17.69% -45.02% 10,000,000
Westphal Trading – Diversified 16.53% -26.10% 500,000
Tactical Investment Management — Instl. Comm. (QEP) 16.30% -41.51% 10,000,000
Revolution Capital – Mosaic (QEP) 16.05% -53.34% 10,000,000
Covenant Capital – Aggressive 15.59% -20.41% 50,000
Kelly Angle – Genesis (QEP) 14.49% -45.59% 2,000,000

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