Systematic investment management since 1997

Aspect Capital manages over $9.0bn in a range of systematic investment solutions. The company is UK-based with offices in London and Stamford (CT). The firm employs over 130 people with the majority dedicated to the research-driven evolution of our investment programmes.

We are pioneering systematic investment managers. Our founders, Anthony Todd and Martin Lueck, each have over 30 years’ experience of quantitative investing. They have been joined by over 130 talented professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and skills. We believe that diverse experience enhances creativity and problem-solving ability, which are key attributes in a quantitative investment environment.

We have developed deep and long-standing relationships with a broad range of institutional investors, fund of funds and distribution partners from across the globe. Our investors benefit from high levels of transparency and market-leading standards of service.

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Philanthropy

Aspect is committed to playing an active part in the wider community. The ability to ‘make a difference’ is of great importance to the entire company. Employees are actively encouraged to participate in fund-raising activities and to give their time to charitable causes. Each year, Aspect allocates a certain amount of its annual profit before tax to a range of charitable contributions. This process is managed by a Charity Committee, which is comprised of employees from across the business and donates to a range of local, national and international charities.

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We support

St John's Wood Hospice

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A local hospice to the Aspect offices which provides excellent palliative care to more than 3,000 terminally-ill patients and their families every year. Aspect provides financing to a bereavement support group which organises book clubs and other activities in the community. Aspect staff also volunteer at various fundraising events held throughout the year.

The School of St Jude

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Aspect Capital has been supporting the School of St Jude in Tanzania since 2009. This school provides a free, high-quality education to over 1,800 Tanzanian children who, due to extreme poverty and societal pressures, would otherwise likely be forced into labour or marriage. Drawn from families who often live on less than $1.25 per day, the first year of St Jude’s graduates finished in the top 10% in Tanzania and have already begun teaching future generations in local government schools.

Cancer Research UK- The Francis Crick Institute

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In 2013, Aspect raised funds for Cancer Research UK (CRUK) at its annual sponsored charity event. Aspect's support will help change the picture for cancer patients in the UK and beyond by helping CRUK create a new medical research institute of global importance and impact, The Francis Crick Institute. Located in the heart of London, the Institute will house 1,500 scientists and will be of a scale to enable a unique and powerful approach to beating cancer and saving lives in the UK and internationally.

African Promise

africanpromise.org.uk

Over the last 10 years, Aspect has provided financial support to African Promise. They are a small charity, focused on rebuilding, extending and upgrading primary schools in rural Kenya. They aim to establish long-term partnerships that deliver on-going support where it is needed the most. African Promise's small operating costs have enabled them to maximise Aspects financing to improve the lives and education of up to 2,750 disadvantaged and impoverished children.

Pump Aid

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Aspect has provided financial support for a project run by Pump Aid for the provision of clean and safe water supplies for two rural communities in Malawi. Nearly 2,400 individuals in the communities of Lilongwe and Mchinji have benefited from this initiative. Aspect has provided further backing for Pump Aid for the research and development of the next generation of their technology to deliver greater leverage and efficiencies in the provision of water to rural African communities.

Magic Breakfast

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Aspect has been supporting Magic Breakfast since 2013. Magic Breakfast focuses on reaching children in disadvantaged areas of the UK, forming partnerships with schools to ensure all their pupils at risk of hunger have access to a healthy meal, without barrier or stigma, at the start of the school day. Magic Breakfast works with Primary, Secondary, ASL / Special Educational Needs Schools and Pupil Referral Units, with a total roll of over 200,000 children and young people.

Place2Be

place2be.org.uk

Aspect has been supporting the London based charity Place2Be for a number of years. Place2Be is a school-based counselling service, dedicated to improving the emotional wellbeing of children, their families and the whole school community. Children today have all sorts of worries from friendships to bereavement, domestic violence, gang culture or crime. By supporting children, this charity gives them the chance to grow up with prospects rather than problems.

Saigon Children's Charity

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For over 10 years, Aspect has been supporting Saigon Children's Charity. The charity works exclusively across the whole of Vietnam to overcome barriers to education for children, including poverty, geography, knowledge and disability. Saigon Children's mission is to help disadvantaged Vietnamese children to get an education and a fairer start in life. The key activities offered by the charity are; a building schools programme, a getting ready for work programme, a child development scholarship programme and a special needs education programme.

Sands

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Sands is a UK stillbirth & neonatal charity which focuses on three main areas: bereavement support, the training of healthcare professionals and medical research. For the past 12 years, Aspect has been fundraising for Sands and in 2016 they were the nominated charity for the annual sponsored event. The “Climbathon” raised over £64,000 to be put towards their research fund.

The Access Project

theaccessproject.org.uk

Aspect has been supporting the Access Project since 2015. It is an education charity that supports students from disadvantaged backgrounds to access top universities, through a unique combination of tuition and in-school mentoring. Students are supported with making good applications, getting the grades and transitioning to university. A young person who has participated in The Access Project’s programme is more than twice as likely to go to a top university than another student with the same academic track record and background.

FareShare

fareshare.org.uk

FareShare is the UK's largest food redistribution charity, fighting hunger and food waste. Aspect has been supporting FareShare since 2020. The charity redistributes good food that would otherwise go to waste, to frontline charities and community groups that support vulnerable people in over 1,500 towns and cities, providing food for over 36.7 million meals a year and supporting 772,000 people every week.

Our Awards

Hedge Fund category at the Chief Investment Officer Industry Innovation Awards 2023.

‘Quant Hedge Fund Manager of the Year’ at the Professional Pensions Investment Awards for 2023.

Awarded best Managed Futures over $500m for Aspect Diversified at Eurohedge Awards 2022.

Aspect is delighted to have been announced as the Risk.net Quant Investment Firm of the Year at the Risk Awards 2023.

Anthony Todd and Martin Lueck were awarded an outstanding achievement award. Aspect was also awarded a performance award in the ‘Alternative markets fund’ category for Aspect Alternative Markets.

Aspect won Best Performing Fund in 2021 for two categories: Alternative Markets Trend Follower (Financials and Commodities) for Aspect Alternative Markets and Trend Follower (Flat Fee) for Aspect Core Trend HV.

Winner of HFM's Diversity and Inclusion achievement award.

Aspect is delighted to have been awarded two prizes at the EuroHedge Awards 2020. Aspect won both the Managed Futures category and the inaugural Diversity prize.

We are delighted to announce that Max Xu, Portfolio Manager, has been included in the Hedge Fund Journal's Leading Women in Hedge Funds for 2020.

We are thrilled that the Aspect Tactical Opportunities Programme has been awarded best Short-term trading CTA at the HFM European Quant Performance Awards for 2020.

Aspect Research Director and Co-founder, Martin Lueck, received the Pinnacle Achievement Award for his work over the past three decades in developing quantitative, model-based, trading strategies.

Aspect Systematic Global Macro Programme wins Newcomer Macro 2019 at HFM European Performance Awards!

Thank you to The Hedge Fund Journal for awarding the Aspect Systematic Global Macro Programme Best Performing New Fund for 2018 at the UCITS Hedge Awards.

Aspect is delighted to announce that the Aspect Systematic Global Macro Programme has been awarded best Macro strategy for 2018 at the EuroHedge Awards.

We are very proud to announce that Rosie Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer, has been included in the Hedge Fund Journal's Leading Women in Hedge Funds for 2018.

Aspect was awarded Management Firm of the Year at the 2017 awards, a special accolade given to a firm that has transcended its peer group. Aspect also collected the Diversified over $500m award for the its flagship programme, Aspect Diversified.

Anthony and Martin have been honoured with an outstanding achievement award. Aspect was also awarded best risk-adjusted return over $500m for the Diversified Programme and best managed futures UCITS fund.

Aspect is delighted to have received the European Hedge Fund of the Year Award at the 12th Funds Europe award ceremony in London, on 3rd November 2016.

Anthony Todd and Marty Lueck receive an award for Outstanding Contribution to the Industry from Hedge Fund Review in 2016.

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