CTAs eye swap futures

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CTAs search for new markets to trade

Eric Crittenden, the director of research at Longboard Asset Management, a commodity trading adviser (CTA), leaves no stone unturned in his search for diversification. Every week, he logs into Clearport, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange’s (CME) electronic clearing platform for over-the-counter transactions, to check the latest open interest and volume data.

“I’m not a very excitable person,” says Crittenden, in his measured tone, “but one of the things that encourages me is all the OTC products o

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