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“No beliefs, only processes”: How French hedge fund Quantology’s machine-based model is reaping rewards

“No beliefs, only processes”: How French hedge fund Quantology’s machine-based model is reaping rewards

“Our motto is: ‘no beliefs, only processes’,” says Julien Messias, portfolio manager and co-founder of French systematic hedge fund Quantology Capital Management. “We are agnostic as to where the market will go – it is impossible to forecast. So what we trust are our processes.”

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Pico among first to connect to National Market System’s new low-latency network

Pico among first to connect to National Market System’s new low-latency network

Pico, a provider of technology services for the financial markets community, is to offer the Consolidated Tape System (CTS), the Consolidated Quotation System (CQS) and the Options Price Reporting Authority (OPRA) feeds from NMS-dedicated connectivity via a new separate, low-latency NMS network located in the Mahwah, New Jersey data centre. 

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Rise of co-sourcing as client needs change

Rise of co-sourcing as client needs change

The past six months have seen hedge fund managers deploy their disaster recovery plans which had probably been gathering dust since they were first drawn up. The shift to remote working has however uncovered key-person risk organisations were unknowingly exposed to. This in turn underscored the need for co-sourcing solutions to document and streamline all processes within a firm.

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Some permanent shifts on the horizon

Some permanent shifts on the horizon

Technology has been critical to investment managers being nimble and adapting their processes to the fast-changing environment. This is also leading to new business outlooks as firms weigh up the benefits of making certain elements of the Covid-19 shift a permanent part of the way they operate.

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How to tick the right boxes when capital raising

How to tick the right boxes when capital raising

By Robin Bedford, Opus Fund Services – The average hedge fund life expectancy is 3-5 years. Long-term viability is almost exclusively determined by ability to raise long-term capital. Many new managers launch without a major institutional ‘anchor’ investor, making it an instant chicken and egg problem. The smaller you are, the harder it is to raise capital.