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Aspect Hosts Ultra-Iron Man for African Promise

On the 26th September Aspect staff embarked on the Ultra-Iron Man challenge to raise money for charity, African Promise.

Aspect Wins Two Awards

Aspect is delighted to announce that the company has been awarded Management Firm of the year at the 2017 CTA Intelligence European Performance Awards.

The AHL trio gather in Abbey Road. Listen to their story!

Aspect Research Director and co-founder, Martin Lueck, recently took part in a Top Traders Round Table with Michael Adam and David Harding. The trio originally founded AHL, one of Europe's earliest managed futures firms, and Michael Adam was a fellow co-founder of Aspect Capital. The session was recorded at the iconic Abbey Road Studios and they discuss life before and since AHL with host Niels Kaastrup-Larsen.

Aspect Announces New Investment Offerings

Aspect announced today that it is extending its alternative risk premia offering through the launch of two new vehicles which are available to professional investors on a private placement basis.

Six New Systematic Products

As the company celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, The Hedge Fund Journal profiles Aspect and its six new systematic products in the June edition.

Anna Hull Included in 50 Leading Women

Aspect is delighted to announce that The Hedge Fund Journal has included Anna Hull as one of the 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds for 2017.

Aspect Listed in The Sunday Times Best 100

Aspect is delighted to announce that the company has been listed as one of the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work for in 2017. Aspect also achieved three star accreditation from Best Companies. This is the highest standard of employee engagement and the rating recognises organisations that excel.

Aspect Capital appoints Anna Hull as Chief Risk Officer

In her new role, Anna Hull will continue to have responsibility for the oversight of investment and operational risk across the business, as well as now playing a greater role in determining and executing the company’s strategic plans.

Martin Lueck Elected to NFA Board

Aspect is delighted to announce that Research Director, Martin Lueck, has been elected to the National Futures Association’s Board of Directors.

HedgeNordic CTA Roundtable

Christopher Reeve, Director of Product Management, participates to a conversation on managed futures and systematic macro with HedgeNordic.

Aspect Capital achieves Cyber Essentials Certification

Aspect Capital is pleased to announced that it has successfully achieved the Cyber Essentials certification. Launched in June 2014, the Cyber Essentials scheme is a government-backed, industry-supported scheme that helps organisations protect themselves against common cyber attack.

Ahead of the Curve: Trend-following - Quality, not Quantity

Stephen Wood explains why a single well-researched trend-following investment model can produce better results than simply relying on diversification using different models.

Aspect Launches Lower Fee, Lower Volatility Vehicle

Aspect Capital, the US$6.4bn systematic investment manager, announced today that it has extended its range of products available to investors with the launch of a lower fee, lower volatility product which trades the Aspect Core Diversified Programme.

Aspect Hosts Annual Sponsored Event for Sands

This September, Aspect’s Charity Committee proudly organised Aspect’s annual sponsored event. This year, they held a “Climbathon” in order to raise funds for Sands, a UK charity that provides support to bereaved parents and their families.

Outstanding contribution to the industry: Martin Lueck and Anthony Todd, Aspect Capital

Following on from their Outstanding contribution to the industry award back in May, Risk.net has published a profile on Anthony Todd, Martin Lueck and Aspect.

Waters Technology - More Mentality Than Methodology

Barney Dalton, CTO, recently spoke with Victor Anderson, Waters Technology, on the Agile principles that underpin technology at Aspect. The Agile development methodology, while continuing to grow in popularity across the capital markets...

Bloomberg TV - Quant Investing in Uncertain Times

Anthony Todd, CEO, was recently interviewed by Betty Liu, Bloomberg TV, on how central bank policies affect quantitative investments. The interview was aired live on the European Markets Close Programme. For a short clip of the interview click read more.

Aspect Stays True to Trend

Trend-following CTAs have seen a resurgence in performance since 2014, and are, as of February 2016, producing strongly positive performance against a challenging backdrop for many hedge fund strategies. Some CTAs blame QE for their lacklustre performance between 2009 and 2013, but Aspect Capital argues...

Aspect hires the team behind Auriel Capital Management

Aspect Capital (Aspect) confirms that it has acquired Auriel Capital Management (Auriel) and hired the team behind it. Asif Noor and Anoosh Lachin who founded Auriel in 2004, joined Aspect in February 2016 to develop systematic global macro and currency strategies.

Financial Observer - Managed futures improve risk diversity

After their recent trip to Australia, Anthony Todd and Martin Lueck have been quoted in the Financial Observer. After a meeting with Sarah Kendell, Editor, Aspect's CEO and Research Director discuss why managed futures is an important tool for portfolio diversification.

Keeping It Agile: Aspect Capital's Barney Dalton

Barney Dalton, CTO of London-based Aspect Capital, was an integral part of the implementation of agile processes at the firm, instilling a sense of flexible control to both development and infrastructure.

Aspect host Amazon Web User Group UK meetup

Aspect Capital hosted the 16th AWS User Group UK meetup on 29th July 2015.

Michael Covel Interviews Aspect's Research Director Martin Lueck

Michael Covel, the voice behind Trend Following Radio interviews Aspect Capital's Research Director, Martin Lueck. The podcast covers when Martin first saw quantitative, systematic styles in action; the beginnings of AHL...To listen to it, please go to

Top Traders Unplugged Interview with Research Director Martin Lueck

Top Traders Unplugged host and hedge fund veteran Niels Kaastrup-Larsen interviews Aspect's Research Director Martin Lueck. This time, their discussion covered 2014: the industry, best and worst markets, investors behaviour and education, as well as the consequence of the Swiss franc moves in January.

Equinox

Equinox Funds, a leading provider of alternative investments, is to expand its Alternative Strategy Platform with the addition of the Equinox Aspect Core Diversified Strategy Fund.

Michael Covel Interviews Aspect's CEO Anthony Todd

Trend Following Radio host Michael Covel interviews Anthony Todd, CEO of Aspect Capital.

Top Traders Unplugged Interview with Research Director Martin Lueck

Top Traders Unplugged host and hedge fund veteran Niels Kaastrup-Larsen interviews Aspect's Research Director Marty Lueck on the history of AHL and Aspect Capital.

Office Relocation

Aspect's London offices are now located at 10 Portman Square, London W1H 6AZ.

AIMA

AIMA releases first global review of hedge fund industry charitable activities.

Aspect Sponsored Event

Every year, Aspect organises a charitable event to raise money for a charity chosen by employees. This year, Aspect chose the ADVANCE Advocacy Project to be the beneficiary of the sponsored 20k Cycle and 10k Run that took place in Richmond Park in July.

The School of St Jude

Aspect held its annual fund raising event in September, a Fun Run, Cycle and Toddle, in Regents Park. This is now a regular date that allows employees and their families to raise money through sponsorship for a charity chosen by Aspect staff.

Charity Fun Run

On 6th September 2009, a group of Aspect employees and friends undertook to run 10km or cycle 20km around Richmond Park in London.

Carbon Neutral

As part of its strategy to reduce its carbon footprint, Aspect has provided significant funding to the Good Earth Trust (a UK registered charity) for the promotion in Africa of ISSB technology.

The Place2B

Following the selection of mental health as the cause of choice for the Aspect national award this year, Aspect has chosen The Place2Be as the charity to receive the annual £100,000 award.

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