Hedge Fund Strategies

Too many risk models work well for long-only strategies, but fail when faced with real world hedge fund strategies. Northstar’s platform was built from the ground up with hedge funds in mind. All of our models are extensively tested in long-only, long/short and multi-asset class portfolios. After being deployed, models are continually tested against actual performance (read more).

We currently offer support for the following hedge fund strategies

  • Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA)
  • Convertible Arbitrage (Convert Arb)
  • Equity Long/Short
  • Merger Arbitrage (Merger Arb)
  • Fixed Income Arbitrage
  • Global Macro and Multi-Strategy (Multi-Strat)

Security Coverage

Northstar currently provides support for the following security types:


  • Commodity Futures
  • Commodity Future Options
  • Commodity Spot
  • Freight Futures
  • Spreads
  • Spread Options


  • Barrier Options
  • CFD
  • Equities
  • Equity Indexes
  • Equity Options
  • ETFs
  • Index Futures
  • Index Future Options
  • Index Options
  • Preferred

Fixed Income    

  • Bank Loans
  • Bond Futures
  • Bond Future Options
  • Cash
  • Convertible Bonds

Fixed Income     (cont’d)

  • Corporate Bonds
  • Credit Default Swaps
  • Credit Default Swap Indexes
  • Government Bills
  • Government Bonds
  • Interest Rate Futures
  • Interest Rate Future Options
  • Money Market
  • Municipal Bonds
  • Swaps
  • Swaptions


  • Barrier Options
  • Currency Futures
  • Currency Future Options
  • Fx
  • Fx Forwards
  • Fx Options


  • Correlation Swaps
  • Dividend Swaps
  • Variance Swaps
  • Volatility Swaps