(Bloomberg) -- Global markets from stocks to oil are suffering their worst start to a year since at least 2009 when the financial crisis ended. For a small group of money managers, that's great news.

Managed futures mutual funds — investment pools that use computers to follow trends across asset classes — returned an average of 6.4% this year through Feb. 11, according to data compiled by Bloomberg for 22 U.S. funds with at least $100 million in assets. Investors poured $1.5 billion into the strategy in January, the most ever in a single month, data from Chicago-based Morningstar show.

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