Systematic Hedge Fund Specialists

all you need to make smart allocations

As an institutional allocator, family office or wealth manager, you need uncorrelated alpha. The systematic hedge fund landscape is a good place to search. But the terrain is difficult, hard to understand, and hides potential risk.

The temptation is to stay on familiar ground, allocating only to the biggest names. That won’t get you where you want to go.

Meeting your target requires allocations to a range of strategies. We navigate the territory, providing everything you need to make smart allocations to the right systematic asset managers.

What makes the desert beautiful, said the little prince, is that somewhere it hides a well.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

The desert is a harsh environment where niche players excel.

With careful planning, the right tools, and skillful execution it is a rewarding place.

We see parallels between thriving in the desert and the search for uncorrelated alpha.

Let us be your guide.

As an institutional allocator, family office or wealth manager, you need uncorrelated alpha. The systematic hedge fund landscape is a good place to look. But the terrain is difficult, hard to understand, and hides potential risk.

The temptation is to stay on familiar ground, allocating only to the biggest names. That won’t get you where you want to go.

Meeting your target requires allocations to a range of strategies. We navigate the territory, providing everything you need to make smart allocations to the right systematic asset managers.

What makes the desert beautiful, said the little prince, is that somewhere it hides a well.

– Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

The desert is a harsh environment where niche players excel.

With careful planning, the right tools, and skillful execution it is a rewarding place.

We see parallels between thriving in the desert and the search for uncorrelated alpha.

Let us be your guide.

All You Need To Make Smart Allocations

It's a big universe

Search & Screen

Scour the universe of quant funds to meet your mandate.

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Quantitative Analysis

Go beyond the standard statistics to reveal the deeper story hidden in the numbers.

Taking a closer look at operations

Due Diligence

Protect against system-related risk with research & development due diligence review.

Capital Allocation Puzzle

Capital Allocation

Build robust portfolios capitalizing on uncorrelated alpha.

Ian Rayner

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I am not your traditional hedge funder. I have been a chemical engineer, a management consultant, trading system developer, and trader.

I was Chief Operating Officer and Director of Research for The Bornhoft Group, an award-winning pioneer in multi-manager CTA funds.

As COO I built and ran our managed account platform and implemented ISO 9000 principles to ensure institutional quality operations throughout our firm. As Director of Research I developed statistical tools for delving deep into manager performance, and building robust portfolios.

Our team placed hundreds of millions of dollars with quant managers. We allocated capital to the biggest names down to the smallest niche managers. We screened 1,000’s, analyzed 100’s, and completed operational due diligence on the best to construct our portfolios. During my tenure, our flagship program returned over 40% per year.

I bridge the gap between asset allocators and quantitative hedge funds. I provide everything you need to make smart allocations. Call me to discuss how to add systematic hedge funds to your portfolio (+1 303 842 1669).

  • BA & MA, Chemical Engineering, Queens’ College, Cambridge University
  • MBA, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • UK / US Citizen

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Thought

In the “business” blog, we demystify the business of systematic asset management and offer useful industry reference data. The “technical” blog explores mathematical and statistical topics from the field of systematic asset management and quantitative trading. Below are a couple of featured posts from each.

New Commodity Pools October 2017

New Commodity Pools October 2017

Lots of new pools in this report – See which strategies are hot and which are not! A table of 500+ pools registered over the last 11 weeks by the world’s biggest asset managers. Download the complete file of 1300.

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Hedge Fund Who’s Who – August 2017

Hedge Fund Who’s Who – August 2017

This Hedge Fund Who’s Who joins the dots among the biggest in the world. Like a clonal colony, many firms are connected beneath the surface – I show how to use Form ADV to discover the relationships!

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Hacking Compound Annual Growth Rate

Hacking Compound Annual Growth Rate

Applying a linear trend line to the value added monthly index gives a better estimate of returns than compound annual growth rate. It differentiates between different return distributions and is less affected by noise.

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We are always interested to hear from anyone in systematic trading whether as an investor or a manager. Call or use the contact form. Let’s discuss your goals and how to achieve them.

Phone: 303 842 1669

Location: Boulder, Colorado, USA

Business Hours: 8am – 5pm M-F Mountain