Best Performing Managed Futures Provider with assets over US$ 1 Billion
Dubai, UAE: International Standard Asset Management (ISAM), a leading global Alternative Investment Manager, announced today that it has received the 2016 Hedge Fund Award from AIM Summit for “Best Managed Futures Provider with assets under management (AUM) in excess of US$1 billion.”
The accolade was presented to Antoine Massad, Chief Executive Officer of ISAM Middle East, Africa and the Indian Subcontinent, during the awards ceremony which was held in Dubai and attended by over 250 hedge funds managers, investors and industry experts. The AIM 2016 Awards celebrates leadership, performance and excellence in the hedge funds industry. Winners are selected by a panel of independent judges of industry professionals from private and public institutional investors for their outstanding work within the asset class.
Antoine Massad said: “We are delighted to receive this award which is another testament to our proven track record that can be traced back to 1983. Our Systematic Trend fund has one of the oldest and most successful heritage in the industry. This accolade recognises our team’s focused approach in offering clients the ability to diversify their portfolios using instruments and tools that offer risk-adjusted returns away from traditional markets.”
ISAM is recognised for its leadership in Systematic Trading within Managed Futures. The company has won numerous international Hedge Fund awards for its excellence in Managed Futures. Its flagship fund, ISAM Systematic Trend, uses managed futures to trade in over 200 global and commodity futures markets, capturing profits from market divergence. It is a systematic, statistically based investment strategy designed to have a low correlation with traditional investments, including stocks and bonds, and which aims to profit primarily from both rising and falling market trends.
ISAM is an alternative investment manager which specialises in quantitative investing. The management team has amassed over 150 years of experience in the institutional alternative asset management space and, particularly, in systematic investing.
ISAM believes that markets are fundamentally inefficient. The application of scientific analysis across a wide range of financial markets allows us to capture those inefficiencies. This approach relies on a systematic approach to managing risk using our own sophisticated mathematical techniques.
The company offers two core strategies: ISAM Systematic Trend and ISAM Quantitative Strategies. In January 2015 ISAM also launched its FX prime of prime service, IS Prime.