Alternative investment advisor Equinox Fund Management has launched the Equinox Commodity Strategy Fund, a market-neutral mutual fund that aims to exploit inefficiencies in the futures contracts market by taking both long and short positions.

The fund addresses three challenges common to long-only commodity funds: the high level of volatility, the increasing correlation to other asset classes and the systemic negative roll yields that long-only commodity funds and ETFs often face with rising price curves. The fund uses algorithms to optimize the manner and timing in which futures contracts are bought and sold.

“At Equinox, we keenly appreciate both the opportunities and challenges of investing in commodities,” said Robe of Equinox. “We have created the Equinox Commodity Strategy Fund as a means to address critical issues of volatility, correlation and index integrity with an investment that draws upon our knowledge and experience in the commodity markets.”

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