Co-founders, Anthony Todd and Martin Lueck, set out to create a research-led business where people would feel excited coming to work in the morning. This ambition stands true and has attracted a team of highly specialised but diverse talents, all dedicated to a collegiate style of working that values results above individual egos.
Anthony co-founded Aspect in September 1997 and is the Chief Executive Officer. He chairs Aspect's Executive Board which determines Aspect's overall corporate and strategic direction. He chairs Aspect’s Investment Committee and takes board level responsibility for Risk Management.
Before establishing Aspect, Anthony worked at Adam, Harding and Lueck Limited (AHL), Mars & Co. and UBS. He holds a B.A. in Physics from Oxford University and an M.B.A. from INSEAD in France.
Marty co-founded Aspect in September 1997 and is our Research Director. He oversees the Research Team responsible for generating and analysing fundamental research hypotheses for development of all Aspect’s investment programmes. Marty is also a member of Aspect’s Investment Committee. He currently serves on the Board of the National Futures Association and as Chair of the Oxford Physics Development Board.
Prior to founding Aspect, Marty was with Adam, Harding and Lueck Limited (AHL), which he co-founded in 1987 with Michael Adam and David Harding. At AHL, Marty was instrumental in developing AHL’s trading systems and approach to research as well as the proprietary software language that provided the platform for all of AHL’s product engineering and implementation. He holds an M.A. in Physics from Oxford University.
Ken joined Aspect in February 2004 and is responsible for the company’s middle- and back-office platform as well as the Technology, Finance, Operational & Market Risk, Legal & Compliance and Organisational Development functions.
Ken joined Aspect from Credit Suisse First Boston International. He qualified as a chartered accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers and he also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Accountancy from the University of Natal, South Africa.
Rosie joined Aspect in May 2005 and was appointed to the Executive Board as Chief Commercial Officer in March 2018. Rosie is responsible for global business development and commercial strategy at Aspect and oversees the Sales, Investment Solutions, Investor Relations and Marketing functions. In her fifteen-year tenure at Aspect, Rosie has held various leadership roles across a number of functions within the Legal and Business Development Teams.
She has been serving on the Board of The Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA) council since September 2020.
Prior to joining Aspect, Rosie worked at Hogan Lovells from 2001 to 2005, qualifying as a corporate lawyer in 2003. She holds an LL.B (Honours) from Glasgow University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law (York).
Kevin joined Aspect in December 2015 as a Non-Executive Director. His career as a non-executive director started nearly 10 years ago and he now holds a number of positions including at JP Morgan American Investment Trust Plc, Lowland Investment, Murray International Trust Plc, and Universities Superannuation Scheme Limited.
His spent most of his career at Old Mutual in South Africa, UK and US. He also worked for Watson Wyatt and JP Morgan Securities.
Kevin has a PhD in Finance from the University of Cape Town, an M.B.A. from the Wits Graduate School of Business, Johannesburg and is a CFA charterholder.
Hear from our Team...
In this article we speak with two of Aspect’s 2022 Summer Business Development Interns. Mariam Muazu and Ella Keza share their experience of the business as well as their advice for those looking into summer internships.
"I would say definitely apply – having the opportunity to immerse yourself within any industry environment is so helpful! There is a huge amount to learn in this space from being in the presence of open, helpful and knowledgeable professionals on a day to day basis."
In this piece we hear from two of Aspect’s 2022 Summer Research Interns. Aditi Lapasia and Hannah Sleath share their experience of Aspect as well as their advice for those looking into summer internships.
"Having heard of Aspect’s culture of scientific innovation, collaboration and inclusivity, I started the internship with high expectations – but my experience has actually exceeded these in so many ways."
Technology plays a crucial role here at Aspect. Sunny Ratilal, Developer, discusses what it takes to be a good developer, why there are no Business Analysts at the firm and what this means for the Development team and their approach.
" I feel like everyone can gain and master the technical skills. What makes a good developer is humility and a willingness to learn from mistakes."
Meet Andra Ofosu, Director US Sales, who has recently been recognized in the Black Women in Asset Management (BWAM) 40 under 40 list honoring Black women who are shaping the future of asset management.
"My formative experiences growing up ingrained me with the ability to focus on my central goals and retain a sense of perspective, however hard things seem on the surface."
In our latest team blog Mike Kwan, Director of Quantitative Development within our Trend Research team, discusses his career path so far, the role of QD, what makes a good team member and the exciting developments currently taking place in the space.
"The strongest QDs I have come across are excellent communicators and tend to have an almost obsessive drive to scratch beneath the surface to understand how and why things are built the way they are."
In this blog post Investment Solutions Intern, Karl Kareem Melaimi, discussed his time with Aspect including how he found the role, the projects he was able to work on and his tips for others when taking on an internship during study.
"When applying, be very honest with yourself about what you wish to get out of an internship. Remember, you are there to add value, but you are also there to learn."
Meet Alexandra Thompson, Head of Fund Accounting, as she discusses her interest in technology, her role in our Fund Accounting team and her work as part of Aspect's DE&I committee.
"Whilst we always recognise there is more to be done in the DE&I space, I am immensely proud of Aspect’s achievements so far. We have only had a formal DE&I committee for eighteen months, but the principles have been at the heart of the firm’s culture since day one."
Meet Senior Trader, Jo Duncan, as she discusses her love of a challenge, her career so far and her advice to those considering a career in the industry.
"Every new project has challenging elements so helping Aspect to add new asset classes or markets to various programmes, or learning new tech skills to analyse slippage or helping a Portfolio Manager fine-tune their trading strategy are all rewarding."
Meet our apprentices: hear from Alice and Sofia on their apprenticeships with Aspect so far, including the key benefits of the scheme, their advice to others and how the early weeks of their different roles have been.
Meet Investment Solutions Analyst, Jo La Porte: from her first introduction to the financial industry to her career progression and love for maths, food and painting.
"One of the many benefits of working for a company of Aspect’s size is the flexibility: if you work hard and demonstrate aptitude then opportunities can present themselves to take your career in different directions. The roles are dynamic and constantly developing in line with the direction of the business, which helps keep things both interesting and challenging."
In this blog post Senior Data Engineer, Adam Chen, shares insight into his career in finance, a standard day in his role and his advice for those considering a role in the industry.
"Everyone is not only lovely, but also completely on top of their game. The latter is completely unsurprising but having the combination means that everyone is very open, willing to teach, and invested in making other people better which has the knock-on effect of making Aspect a better place."