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The Beecroft Building

Martin Lueck, Research Director and Co-founder, has been working closely with the University of Oxford Department of Physics on the development of the Beecroft Building.

Automating the cash execution process

Aspect’s Treasury team recently spoke with Clear Path Analysis as part of the Risk Management, Treasury and Automation report 2019.

Alternative Data and Macro Trading

Anoosh Lachin, Portfolio Manager of the Aspect Systematic Global Macro programme recently spoke with HedgeNordic on the use of Alternative Data in macro trading.

Martin Lueck wins Managed Futures Pinnacle Achievement Award

On 20th June 2019 CME Group and BarclayHedge, recognized top managed futures industry leaders at the eighth annual Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards. 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.

Six! Aspect Capital’s systematic global macro strategy fields strong performance in 2018

Systematic global macro strategies have become a more popular feature in recent years as quant managers leverage improved technology and modelling tools to generate uncorrelated returns. Anoosh Lachin and Asif Noor, co-portfolio managers of Aspect Capital’s Systematic Global Macro programme talk to Hedgeweek about the current market environment and why 2018 proved to be a smash to the boundaries for the programme.

Aspect Capital announces new Cayman-domiciled vehicle

Aspect Capital (Aspect), the US$6.9bn systematic investment manager, today announced the launch of a new Cayman-domiciled vehicle that will provide investors with access to the Aspect Systematic Global Macro Programme (the Programme).

UN PRI

We are very proud to be a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment. The PRI is the world’s leading proponent of responsible investment, an approach to investing that aims to incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions, to better manage risk and generate sustainable, long-term returns.

Hedge Funds 2019 Outlook Report

Aspect’s Christopher Reeve recently spoke with Hedgeweek for their 2019 Hedge Funds Outlook Report.

HedgeNordic CTA Roundtable 2018

Aspect’s Head of Investment Solutions, Razvan Remsing, recently contributed to the 2018 HedgeNordic CTA roundtable which was held in Stockholm on 27th November 2018.

Aspect wins best Macro at 2018 EuroHedge 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.

2018 Charity of The Year

During 2018 Aspect has been hugely privileged to fundraise for Place2Be. Place2Be is the leading UK provider of school-based emotional and mental health services. Founded in 1994, Place2Be has school-based teams in 282 schools in the UK, supporting over 117,000 children.

TEDxUCLWomen: Disrupt

We were delighted to sponsor the latest TEDxUCL Women.

Increasing Diversity: #WomenInTech

Did you know only 17% of the current roles in tech within the UK are filled by women?

Managing Expectations While Managing Alternative Risk Premia Strategies

Aspect's Christopher Reeve recently spoke to HedgeNordic on what to expect from Alternative Risk Premia (ARP) strategies.

Rosie Reynolds included in 50 Leading Women 2018

Aspect is delighted to confirm that Rosie Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer, has been included in the Hedgefund Journal's Leading Women in Hedge Funds for 2018.

Augmenting Alternative Data

The Hedge Fund Journal first highlighted Aspect Systematic Global Macro (ASGM) in a 2017 feature celebrating the 20th anniversary of Aspect Capital, which runs $7.6 billion and belongs to The Hedge Fund Journal’s Europe 50 ranking. Now it is opportune to revisit the evolving strategy and take stock of new developments.

Aspect Capital announces new investment offering

Aspect Capital (Aspect), the US$7.3bn systematic investment manager, today announced the launch of a UCITS vehicle to provide investors with access to the Aspect Systematic Global Macro Programme.

Technology innovation thriving but ‘software intelligence’ necessary

Technology innovation continues to develop at an astonishing pace. And for those hedge fund managers in active fund raising mode, the ability to demonstrate superior reporting, data management, and performance attribution skills with the latest technologies is becoming a serious point of differentiation.

Brexit contingencies: asset managers put plans into action

Asset managers are losing patience with politicians over the slow pace of Brexit negotiations, with several deciding it is better to assume the worst and fire the starting gun on their contingency plans.

London Software Craftsmanship Community Roundtable

Aspect is pleased to have once again played host to the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC) for their Craftsmanship Roundtable on Tuesday evening. The group last gathered at Aspect in December 2017.

Aspect appoints Rosie Reynolds as Chief Commercial Officer

In her new role, Rosie will remain responsible for Aspect’s commercial strategy and the management of the Business Development team, as well as playing a greater role in developing and delivering the company’s strategic plans.

The skill of capturing ephemeral market alpha - Amsterdam Investor Forum

Aspect Capital, one of Europe’s leading CTAs, will be discussing short-term trading at the Amsterdam Investor Forum on 6 March 2018. Dr Constantin Filitti will feature on the panel, along with Nicolas Mirjolet, CIO, Tolomeo Capital. The Amsterdam Investor Forum is a leading forum for institutional investors and alternative investment managers in the EMEA region.

Alternative Risk Premia: A Hedge Fund Alternative?

One of the most striking changes affecting the hedge fund industry in recent years has been the rise in popularity of so-called Alternative Risk Premia investing. This relatively new concept seems to be here to stay: it has undoubtedly captured the interest of both investors and managers who have approached it from a range of different angles.

Aspect Hosts London Software Craftsmanship Community

Aspect was pleased to once again host the London Software Craftsmanship Community (LSCC) for their Hands on Session on Thursday evening. The group last gathered at Aspect back in October.

Milken Institute 2017: The Future of Finance

Fending off incursions from ambitious disruptors, traditional financial powerhouses are looking to co-opt technologies pioneered by their challengers. From improving credit decisions through ever-deepening datasets to expanding investments in the Internet of Things and blockchain technology, the financial industry is rewiring its business models and its workforce.

The Hunt for Genuine Alpha

Alpha still exists. That was the word from a panel of investors at the 2017 Conexus Financial Absolute Returns Conference. Anthony Todd, the chief executive of Aspect Capital, a systematic quantitative manager based in London, said there is alpha in the market, but the real challenge is to classify or define it.

Hedge funds eye juicy returns of esoteric trends

Entrants shun mainstream markets to trade in areas such as natural gas or milk contracts

Alt beta’ disrupts hedge funds

Managers are finding that more of their strategies can be automated

Aspect Announces New Investment Offering

Aspect, today launched the Aspect Alternative Markets Programme, a managed futures trend following strategy which invests in a range of non-traditional, and harder to access markets.

Craftsmanship Roundtable

Aspect Capital was pleased to be able to host the monthly round table of the London Software Craftsmanship Community last week.

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 in 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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