Generating Alpha from Alternative Data Sets
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Host Julia Streets is joined by Carol Stewart, Coach for high achieving introverted women and Rosie Reynolds, Chief Commercial Officer at Aspect Capital.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
Aspect is delighted to announce that the Aspect Systematic Global Macro Programme has been awarded best Macro strategy for 2018 at the EuroHedge Awards.
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.
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.
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 (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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.