Steeve Brument
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Steeve Brument

Global Head of Alternative Investments, Member of the Executive Committee

Steeve Brument has been Global Head of Alternative Investments since 2023, and Head of Quantitative Multi-Asset Strategies since 2019. Joining Candriam as a Systematic Fund Manager in 2001, he conducted extensive research on trading systems and systematic portfolio allocation. In 2007, he became Head of Systematic Funds, diversifying its CTA from traditional trend-following models to a blend of trend-following, pattern-recognition and counter-trend methodologies. 

He began his career in 1997 within the private client group of Merrill Lynch, moving to Refco Securities as a Futures and Equity Derivatives Broker before joining Candriam. 

Steeve holds a Masters degree in Finance from the PSB Paris School of Business. 

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Research Paper, Alternative Investments, Johann Mauchand, Steeve Brument, CTA

CTAs throughout the business cycle : a form of economic rationality?

With the onset of the inflationary cycle and the change in central bank monetary policy, markets have entered a new paradigm, leaving investors uncertain as to the direction that markets will take next, and the timing of the transition into the next phase of the economic cycle.
Outlook 2023, Johann Mauchand, Steeve Brument, CTA

CTA's: "Ride of the Valkyries"

Hard landing or soft? From Draghi’s ‘’Whatever it takes” to Powell’s “Whatever it costs”, we know the markets are ready for exciting times. CTAs aim to face the next swing, whether it be hard landing or soft.
CTA, Alternative Investments, Asset Allocation, Johann Mauchand, Research Paper, Steeve Brument

Smile! CTA convexity is not lost…

If the smile measures how the portfolio value reacts to changes in the underlying markets, then maybe we should measure the smiles – and this is what our investment team has been doing.
Research Paper, CTA, Alternative Investments, Asset Allocation, Steeve Brument, Johann Mauchand

Interest rates go up

After several decades of riding a government bonds bull market, investors are now looking for alternative drivers of return. Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) strategies, with their ability to make gains in rising, as well as falling markets, have historically been able to improve risk-adjusted returns when introduced to a balanced portfolio. However, a question that investors can legitimately ask today is how are CTAs impacted by rising interest rates?

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