Barclay CTA Index

About the Barclay CTA Index

The Barclay CTA Index is a leading industry benchmark of representative performance of commodity trading advisors. There are currently 412 programs included in the calculation of the Barclay CTA Index for 2023. The Index is equally weighted and rebalanced at the beginning of each year. To see historical data on the number of programs included in the Barclay CTA Index, click here.

The monthly performance for the Barclay CTA Index since inception is available on the Indices Report

To qualify for inclusion in the CTA Index, an advisor must have four years of prior performance history. Additional programs introduced by qualified advisors are not added to the Index until after their second year. These restrictions, which offset the high turnover rates of trading advisors as well as their artificially high short-term performance records, ensure the accuracy and reliability of the Barclay CTA Index.