Announcing the Launch of the The Rise of the Outlier Hunters

The Aussie Turtles and Participating Programs are thrilled to announce the launch of, a groundbreaking financial index that hones in on the essence of classic trend following programs. This innovative Index distinguishes itself from others by exclusively focusing on traditional trend following methodologies, standing apart from indices that incorporate a broader spectrum of trend following styles. The is an equal-weighted blend of three prestigious classic trend following Programs:

⦁ The US-based Chesapeake Capital Diversified Plus Program

⦁ The European-based Takahe Capital Systematic Trend Program

⦁ The Asia-Pacific-based ECCM Systematic Trend Program

These programs are celebrated for their adherence to classic trend following principles, which emphasize straightforward, universally applicable breakout models. They eschew volatility control overlays in favour of a staunch commitment to extensive diversification across various asset classes. Classic trend following strategies are systematic in nature, focusing on small bets, medium to long-term breakouts, stop losses, and trailing exits. This methodology embodies the philosophy of "cutting losses short and letting profits run," aiming to leverage time series momentum without setting price targets or adjusting positions dynamically during trades. This approach enables the capture of significant positive market shifts, known as Outliers.

February 2024 marks a key milestone for, as it not only achieved a new high watermark but also showcased its unique capability to significantly outperform traditional markets. This performance underlines the Index's exceptional ability to harness returns from outliers in unpredictable market conditions, setting it apart from other trend following benchmarks like the SG Trend Index, SG CTA Index, and BTOP50 Index.

As we celebrate this achievement, we remain cautiously optimistic about the continuation of these trending conditions throughout 2024. Our globally diversified strategy positions as a potent instrument for navigating the intricacies of today's financial markets. It offers investors a strategic advantage in securing superior risk-adjusted returns.

For those keen on diving deeper into the dynamics of this distinctive trend following index, we invite you to explore further by watching our video supplements. These resources provide an in-depth look at the Managers behind the programs comprising

Are you intrigued by what has to offer? Reach out to us at for a more comprehensive exploration of this dynamic trend following index.

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