Acorn Global Investments, founded in 2005, is an alternative investment manager that identifies early stage opportunities in global futures markets. Acorn provides investors with a strategy that is uncorrelated to stocks, bonds and real estate.
Our research combines disruptive and unconventional thinking with a focus on producing practical and actionable innovations that adapt to changing global markets.
Whether it is wheat in Chicago, bonds in Rome, coffee in London, currencies in Auckland, oil in Tokyo or equities in New York, we search the world for opportunities that others often miss.
Top tier partners and infrastructure as well as ample liquidity, transparency, best practices and attention to detail provide our investors with a strong degree of comfort.
Traditional diversification often fails when investors need it most. True diversification is rare. We work hard to ensure that Acorn continues to act as a powerful portfolio diversifier.
True Diversification Delivered
Investments that earn strong returns and act independently of traditional asset classes are often promised but rarely delivered. The results below illustrate that we have delivered on our mission to provide investors with a cornerstone portfolio holding that produces strong returns while remaining uncorrelated to stocks, bonds and real estate.
Hypothetical illustration from inception to January 31, 2018
PAST PERFORMANCE IS NOT INDICATIVE OF FUTURE RESULTS. THERE IS A RISK OF LOSS. The hypothetical analysis above was performed using monthly data with annual rebalancing from July 2005 to March 2016. The returns for the portfolios were calculated using actual historical returns for the Acorn Diversified Program combined with index data sourced from Bloomberg. (S&P 500 Total Return Index, JP Morgan Global Aggregate Bond Total Return Index, Dow Jones US Real Estate Total Return Index)
While the historical returns for the Acorn Diversified Program are ACTUAL, combining and rebalancing them with the indices above is HYPOTHETICAL.
HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS HAVE MANY INHERENT LIMITATIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE DESCRIBED BELOW. NO REPRESENTATION IS BEING MADE THAT ANY ACCOUNT WILL OR IS LIKELY TO ACHIEVE PROFITS OR LOSSES SIMILAR TO THOSE SHOWN. IN FACT, THERE ARE FREQUENTLY SHARP DIFFERENCES BETWEEN HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND THE ACTUAL RESULTS SUBSEQUENTLY ACHIEVED BY ANY PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM.
ONE OF THE LIMITATIONS OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS IS THAT THEY ARE GENERALLY PREPARED WITH THE BENEFIT OF HINDSIGHT. IN ADDITION, HYPOTHETICAL TRADING DOES NOT INVOLVE FINANCIAL RISK, AND NO HYPOTHETICAL TRADING RECORD CAN COMPLETELY ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF FINANCIAL RISK IN ACTUAL TRADING. FOR EXAMPLE, THE ABILITY TO WITHSTAND LOSSES OR TO ADHERE TO A PARTICULAR TRADING PROGRAM IN SPITE OF TRADING LOSSES ARE MATERIAL POINTS WHICH CAN ALSO ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS. THERE ARE NUMEROUS OTHER FACTORS RELATED TO THE MARKETS IN GENERAL OR TO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY SPECIFIC TRADING PROGRAM WHICH CANNOT BE FULLY ACCOUNTED FOR IN THE PREPARATION OF HYPOTHETICAL PERFORMANCE RESULTS AND ALL OF WHICH CAN ADVERSELY AFFECT ACTUAL TRADING RESULTS.
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