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P&I: CTAs capture unpredictability alpha

Trend-following CTAs have been able to capitalize on bull and bear markets across asset classes in recent years. It is time to evolve the “crisis alpha” label for trend-following strategies, and instead think of them in terms of “unpredictability alpha.”

Catalyst and Aspect Capital Launch the Catalyst/Aspect Enhanced Multi-Asset Fund

New York, NY (January 22, 2024) – Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC, an award-winning provider of alternative investment solutions, and Aspect Capital, a renowned London-based systematic investment manager providing diversifying investment solutions to investors for 25 years, today announced the launch of the Catalyst/Aspect Enhanced Multi-Asset Fund (CASIX).

Leading Practitioners In Volatility And Systematic Investing 2023

We are delighted that EQ Derivatives listed our Volatility Principal Researcher Silvia Stanescu in their 2023 leading practitioner in volatility and systematic investing.

J.P. Morgan Making Sense Podcast with Anthony Todd

In a 2-part episode Anthony Todd, CEO and Co-founder of Aspect, joins Eloise Goulder, Head of the Data Assets & Alpha Group at J.P. Morgan to discuss the evolution of the quant investment management industry over the last 25 years and the investment philosophy behind setting up and developing Aspect Capital.

Alternatives Watch: Investors seek to recession-proof portfolios with more liquid alternatives

Aspect Capital has historically helped clients navigate market themes, but next years’ trends could be the toughest yet for institutional investors to predict and navigate.

Aspect wins CIO Industry Innovation Award

We are delighted to announce that Aspect has won the Hedge Fund category at the Chief Investment Officer Industry Innovation Awards 2023.

Aspect wins Quant Hedge Fund Manager Award

We are delighted to announce that Aspect has been awarded ‘Quant Hedge Fund Manager of the Year’ at the Professional Pensions Investment Awards for 2023.

Martin Lueck joins Macro Hive Podcast

Aspect Co-founder, Martin Lueck, joins Bilal Hafeez of Macro Hive for the latest episode of their podcast series.

Contrarian Investor Podcast with Anthony Todd

Anthony Todd, CEO and Co-founder of Aspect Capital, recently joined the Contrarian Investor Podcast to discuss the trend following investment strategy he helped pioneer including where it might be particularly applicable in today’s markets.

Flirting With Models: Modern Systematic Macro

Corey Hoffstein speaks with Asif Noor, Portfolio Manager at Aspect Capital where he oversees the firm’s Multi-Strategy Program.

Trend investing yet again demonstrates it is adaptive, agile and resilient

While Trend is currently “trendy”, the time-tested strategy has ably navigated a multitude of economic environments over the last five decade

Aspect wins two Hedge Fund Journal awards in trend categories

We are proud to have received two awards this week in Trend Follower categories from The Hedge Fund Journal.

Resurgence in trend following performance

"Quant investing can be a black box, but we think it is crucially important to bring transparency, explanation and understanding." Anthony Todd, Co-Founder, Aspect Capital

Aspect wins UCITS Hedge Award

Aspect is delighted to have been awarded Best Performer in 2022 in the CTA Trend Following category at the UCITS Hedge Awards 2023 for Aspect Diversified Trends.

Aspect wins Best Managed Futures - Eurohedge Awards

We are delighted to have been awarded best Managed Futures over $500m for Aspect Diversified at the Eurohedge Awards.

Podcast: TTU130: Marty Lueck, Co-Founder

Marty Lueck, Co-Founder of Aspect Capital, joins TTU for a conversation on Aspect's systematic investment process, with a primary focus on research.

Aspect wins Quant Investment Firm of the Year

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

P&I: Hedge fund firms excited by prospect for alpha in 2023

Hedge fund managers see abundant opportunities in 2023, after successfully navigating a volatile environment for global markets and rough conditions in 2022 fairly well.

HedgeNordic: Round Table: Managed Futures / CTA

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – There was plenty to talk about at HedgeNordic’s CTA round table. After two years of hosting the event in digital format, it was a treat to once again gather CTA managers from the Nordics and beyond in flesh and blood around a physical table.

Women in Investment Awards 2022

Aspect is delighted to share that Senior Researcher, Eleanor Davidson, has been awarded Rising Star of the Year by Investment Week at their Women in Investment Awards 2022.

Aspect wins two HFM Awards including Outstanding Achievement

Aspect is delighted to announce that co-founders Anthony Todd and Martin Lueck have been awarded an outstanding achievement award at the 2022 HFM European Performance Awards.

Aspect Celebrates 25th Anniversary

We are extremely proud to celebrate Aspect’s 25th anniversary this month.

AIMA Journal: Obtaining B Corp certification - People, planet and profit

AIMA Journal: Obtaining B Corp certification - People, planet and profit

Aspect announces its certification as a B Corporation

Aspect Capital Limited today announces its certification as a B Corporation.

GlobalTrading Podcast: Tech Modernization on the Buy Side

Gemma Hagen, Director of Technology at Aspect Capital, speaks with GlobalTrading Editor Terry Flanagan about the challenges and opportunities associated with the buy side modernizing its technology.

Charity of the Year 2021: Cancer Research UK

In 2021 Aspect was delighted to provide support to Cancer Research UK. CRUK was selected by employees during our annual voting process in 2020 and is a charity that we have partnered with since 2013. As 2020 was so heavily impacted by lockdowns, we decided it was right to roll our support of CRUK in to 2021.

HedgeNordic CTA Roundtable

Razvan Remsing, Director of Investment Solutions, participates in a conversation on managed futures with HedgeNordic.

100 Black Interns Project - AIMA Case Study

Delighted to have our participation in the 10000BlackInterns programme featured in the excellent 'Gaining an edge - How hedge funds are navigating the new talent landscape' report by AIMA - The Alternative Investment Management Association.

50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2021

Aspect's Director of Technology, Gemma Hagen, has been recognised by the Hedge Fund Journal as one of the top 50 leading women in hedge funds 2021.

Generating Alpha from Alternative Data Sets

Generating Alpha from Alternative Data Sets

How Multiverse helped Aspect Capital embrace younger talent

With data demands growing in scale and complexity, London-based systematic investment managers Aspect Capital needed to support their specialists with new recruits. Thinking outside the box, they turned to apprenticeships.

HedgeNordic Managed Futures Roundtable

Razvan Remsing discusses the current state of the CTA industry with ISAM, AlphaSimplex, SMN and Lynx.

Aspect wins two awards at EuroHedge 2020

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.

Podcast: Inside the Black Box at Aspect Capital

Director of Investment Solutions, Razvan Remsing, recently spoke with ReSolve Asset Management for their podcast series.

Hedgeweek: Weathering the Storm

Razvan Remsing, Director of Investment Solutions, recently contributed to the Hedgeweek special report on the outlook for global hedge funds in 2021. In the article, Razvan highlights how central bank activity may influence global markets this year.

Aspect Tactical Opportunities wins best Short-term trading CTA

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.

HedgeNordic Global Macro Round Table 2020

Anoosh Lachin, Portfolio Manager, took part in the recent HedgeNordic Global Macro Roundtable 2020.

CFS and Aspect Celebrate 10-Year Partnership

Colonial First State (CFS) is set to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of its strategic partnership with investment manager Aspect Capital.

Financial Times: Alt data industry balloons as hedge funds strive for Covid edge

A multibillion-dollar industry offering unusual data such as satellite imagery and measurements of social media sentiment is enjoying a boom in demand as hedge funds and companies hunt for clues on how to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

HedgeNordic: A New Climate for Systematic Investing?

Razvan Remsing recently spoke with HedgeNordic for their June 2020 publication. In this article he discusses the liquidity environment in recent months, the speed of the market decline, the challenges facing relative value approaches and the differences in old and new data techniques.

360T Podcast: Business as Un-Usual

Alex Clark, Senior Execution Trader, recently spoke with 360T for their Business as Un-Usual podcast series.

DiverCity Podcast: The Value of Introverts and Importance of Apprentices

Host Julia Streets is joined by Carol Stewart, Coach for high achieving introverted women and Rosie Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer at Aspect Capital.

Supporting Social Mobility Through Apprenticeships

To mark the start of National Apprenticeship Week Amanda Cherry has written ‘Supporting Social Mobility Through Apprenticeships’ for the latest edition of the AIMA journal.

Bloomberg: Leading Quants Imagine the Next Decade in Global Finance

Anthony Todd, Chief Executive, recently spoke with Bloomberg on the future of quant investing.

Pump Aid: Charity of the Year 2019

In 2019 Aspect has provided support to Pump Aid. Pump Aid was selected by employees during the annual voting process and is a Charity that we have partnered with since 2009.

HedgeNordic Round Table Discussion: Global Macro 2019

Asif Noor, Global Macro Portfolio Manager, took part in the recent HedgeNordic Macro roundtable. Topics covered included investor views on macro, the current market environment and hidden risks in macro trading.

8th FERI Hedge Funds Investment Day

Hamlin Lovell covers the 8th FERI Hedge Funds Investment Day in the latest edition of The Hedge Fund Journal, including Marty's presentation on the Rise of Systematic Investing.

The Big Read

In 1982, Mike Adam, a scholarship student who had dropped out of Magdalen College, Oxford, took a backroom job in his father’s sugar broking firm in London.

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).


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, 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 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 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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