Orion Futures Group, Inc. is dedicated to offering its clients and prospective clients diverse investment products. Whether you are an individual speculator or a business looking to hedge its inventory, you can be assured of our best efforts in the execution and handling of your Futures and Options orders. If you are looking for greater ways to diversify an equity and/or bond portfolio, we are experienced individuals and are able to assist you. By incorporating Futures and Options in your portfolio, you can balance the overall risk and volatility, which can stabilize investment returns and potentially help you reach your short and long term investment objectives. Please be advised that trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. There are no guarantees of profit no matter who is managing your money. An investor must read and understand the Commodity Trading Advisors current disclosure document before investing. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.
At Orion Futures Group, Inc. we believe very strongly that one of the best ways to accomplish these goals is through the use of Professionally Managed Futures. Managed Futures have been shown to potentially provide an investor with greater diversification while at the same time attempting to balance overall risk and volatility.
The following information will introduce you to Professionally Managed Futures and provide you with more in depth analysis of the potential value of professional management, characteristics of Managed Futures, and the reasons for its growth as a major investment vehicle for any portfolio.
What are Managed Futures?
The term managed futures describes an industry made up of professional money managers known as commodity trading advisors (CTAs). These trading advisors manage client assets on a discretionary basis using global futures markets as an investment medium. Trading advisors take positions based on expected profit potential. Investment management professionals have been using managed futures for more than 20 years. More recently, institutional investors such as corporate and public pension funds, endowments and trusts, and banks have made managed futures part of a well-diversified portfolio. The growing use of managed futures by these investors can be attributed to the increased institutional use of the futures markets for risk-management programs. Additionally, investors want greater diversity in their portfolios. They seek to increase portfolio exposure to international investments and non-financial sectors, an objective that is accomplished through the use of global futures markets.
Managed futures, by their very nature, are a diversified investment opportunity. Trading advisors have the ability to trade in over 50 different markets worldwide. Many funds further diversify by using several trading advisors with different trading approaches.
The benefits of managed futures within a well balanced portfolio include:
These four benefits show that suitable investors with a high degree of risk tolerance may want to consider professionally managed futures.
The Value of Professional Management
Professional Management brings to futures benefits similar to those experienced with mutual funds and investment advisors. These benefits include:
Characteristics of Managed Futures
Reasons for the Growth of Managed Futures
A number of factors have been responsible for the growth in managed futures trading:
Characteristics of Managed Futures Investors
Investors in professionally managed futures share common attributes and goals:
We hope we have been informative and provided you with a better understanding of managed futures and the potential benefits that they offer. To find out about recommended CTAs, please fill in the form and we will give you a call to discuss an appropriate strategy based on your financial profile. Be assured that the CTAs have been chosen based on their reputation, performance, prudent money management and trading styles. We look forward to working with you!
Please be advised that trading futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and is not suitable for all investors. There are no guarantees of profit no matter who is managing your money. An investor must read and understand the Commodity Trading Advisors current disclosure document before investing. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.