Welcome to Cedar Asset Management
Cedar Asset Management is a commodity brokerage firm specializing in alternative asset management through the use of managed futures. We are a licensed and registered Guaranteed Introducing Broker located in Chicago IL, the home of the world’s oldest and largest commodities exchanges.
As a registered member of the National Futures Association, we take pride in providing our clients with expert advice and the highest level of customer service. Our number one goal is to foster strong relationships with our clients. We feel that in this business, it’s the relationships that count.
At Cedar, we specialize in alternative asset management. Managed futures returns have proven historically to be uncorrelated with the returns of stocks and bonds. As a result, managed futures provide unparalleled portfolio diversification with uncorrelated investment returns. It is our belief that a diversified portfolio provides a foundation for long term investment success. Although managed futures have proven to be a major benefit to the performance and risk-profile of a portfolio, the average retail investor tends to ignore alternative investment strategies.
Many investors have the perception that alternative investments are only accessible to professional money managers and the ultra-rich. It is our goal to change this perception by providing the retail customer exposure to alternative investments through the use of managed futures. At Cedar, we are able to design investment solutions specifically to fit your investment goals by taking into consideration your risk parameters, time horizon, and asset allocation preferences. We aim to capture risk-adjusted returns over a diverse array of market conditions.
At Cedar Asset Management investors can provide exposure in their portfolio to the commodity markets with a commodity strategy and a futures strategy through commodity trading companies or commodity trading advisors, also known as CTA’s. Here at Cedar we provide clients with a futures strategy that is suitable for their risk tolerance. There are a number of different strategies that a CTA can trade. An investor needs to examine the risk to reward ratio within each futures strategy to determine the right fit for their investment strategy.
Cedar Asset Management also works with investors in determining the appropriate commodity strategy for their investment portfolio. Commodity trading companies tend to focus on a limited number of commodities within the futures market. By focusing on a few specific markets or even one a CTA can take advantage and better manage the trends within that market. Here at Cedar we continually examine CTA’s and research the market to determine the most suitable programs for our clients.
There are a large number of commodity trading companies available within the marketplace for investors to choose from. Each CTA is registered with the National Futures Association and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Along with these two regulatory agencies monitoring CTA’s Cedar Asset Management also does extensive due diligence of its own before recommending a program to prospective clients. Here at Cedar we do not just review the performance and due diligence documents of commodity trading advisors we examine the strategies and markets they trade along with fees charged. We also conduct conference calls with each manager to discuss their trading strategy and risk management strategies. Here at Cedar we work to provide the highest level services in advising our clients on the appropriate commodity trading advisor and their program that best fits their investment portfolio and their investment goals.