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Frontier Advisors expands quant team

Frontier Advisors expands quant team

Another team is expanding as the world of finance goes quant

http://www.investordaily.com.au/appointments/40957-frontier-advisors-grows-quant-team

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3rd Sell-Side Quant Team Turns Negative On The Markets

3rd Sell-Side Quant Team Turns Negative On The Markets

Lots of details posted here with this analysis

Downgrading Value: “We are tactically downgrading Value from a Long to a Neutral position globally. This is mainly driven by sentiment towards Value reaching previously unseen extremes in a market where we are concerned about policy risk and near term increases in volatility.”

https://www.streetinsider.com/dr/news.php?id=12638525&gfv=1

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Fidelity Quant Team at Your Finger Tips

Fidelity Quant Team at Your Finger Tips

Bye bye. We are all not needed around here anymore

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/03/01/fidelitys-quant-team-at-your-finger-tips.html

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Promising Dukascopy support team thread

Promising Dukascopy support team thread

I tried out the support from Dukascopy. I have tested some tech questions with some promising response. I did this from the Support Chat within JForex. This is much more promising than yucky Oanda. Here is the thread:

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24. January. 2017

Hello,

how can I help you?

Today: 25. January. 2017

hi there

16:04

Hello. Thank you for contacting Dukascopy Support.

16:05Supporter

How may I help you?

16:05Supporter

i got some tech questions

16:05

Please go on

16:05Supporter

i emailed this a few days ago but no response

16:05

i am interested in your Java API. Can i use this as a standalone instead if needing JForex? Also, do you have any working example strategies to show me how to use work JForex? I am referring to testing simulated market data wiih order execution through your Java API/JForex.

Thanks

16:06

i am not sure if you can answer these

16:06

Might be this will help you: https://www.dukascopy.com/wiki/en/development/get-started-api/use-jforex-sdk/use-in-eclipse

16:08Supporter

i have seen this

16:08

do you have a software developer forum?

16:08

methods are described here: https://www.dukascopy.com/client/javadoc/com/dukascopy/api/class-use/IBar.html

16:09Supporter

this may help

16:10

one last techie question if you can answer

16:10

i am looking for any example java code on how I could integrate with a third party database. let me know if there is anything out there that you know

16:11

I guess for this you need FIX API: https://www.dukascopy.com/swiss/english/forex/api/fix_api/

16:12Supporter

If you need FIX API you will need to contact support@dukascopy.com

16:12Supporter

not quite the FIX, i am sticking with JForex

16:13

i am just looking to how to integrate within JForex enable coding sample with a data base

16:13

Fine, I got the question, but our specialist will be available only tomorrow from 8 GMT till 16 GMT

16:14Supporter

ok i think i found something

16:14

can the specialist email me?

16:15

please send your request to support@dukascopy.com with the topic: API

16:16Supporter

your email will be forwarded to him

16:16Supporter

ok i will do that. thanks for the help so far

16:16

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From Paul Cottrell: starting a market analysis report for the quant team

From Paul Cottrell: starting a market analysis report for the quant team

I am thinking of starting a market analysis report for the quant team.  It will evolve in due time.   

http://the-studio-reykjavik.com/data-files/
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Join me, Eric Gales, and the Microsoft Canada team at WPC 2012

Join me, Eric Gales, and the Microsoft Canada team at WPC 2012

Join me at WPC 2012

July 8 -12, in Toronto, CANADA

 

The Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference is coming to Toronto and I would like you to be a part of it with me.

It’s an opportunity for you to step away from running your business and to really think about your longer-term visions and strategies. You will have the opportunity to hear about the Microsoft strategy road map and most importantly have time to network with other technology Partners and Microsoft team members. New relationships will be forged, new ideas will be ignited, as we come together as one community, united by the goal of serving customers more effectively.

 

In parallel, the 2012 Partner Awards Program taking place at WPC is the best opportunity to showcase your great work. Submit your success stories. Get recognized. You deserve it!

 

Let’s Take the Stage at the 2012 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference and represent Canada!

 

Please join us in Toronto, July 8-12, and take advantage of the last call for early-bird registration now!

 

 

View my vlog on the WPC Canadian Community page and the partner blog posts on the impact WPC has had on their business growth.

LAST CALL: EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT ENDS APR.5TH 

 

Register now to save $300 USD on an All-Access Event Pass.

 

Looking forward to seeing you in Toronto!

 

 

Best regards,

www.microsoft.ca/wpc

 

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Dedicated Family Office Capital Raising Team for Hedge Funds

Dedicated Family Office Capital Raising Team for Hedge Funds

The following is a notice being released publicly today:
http://FamilyOfficesGroup.com/2012/03/connecting-family-offices-institutional-fund-managers.html

Richard Wilson Capital Partners now Offers a Dedicated Family
Office Capital Raising Team to Institutional-Quality Fund Managers

Portland, OR March 19th, 2012 — Third party marketing firm,
Richard Wilson Capital Partners, now provides
institutional-quality investment funds with capital raising
services exclusively targeting family office investors.
Richard Wilson, founder and chief executive officer, has
nearly ten years of experience capital raising and working
in the hedge fund industry having raised more than $250
million for his past clients. The Richard Wilson Capital
team leverages their knowledge and experience in
alternative investments and the family office industry to
connect best-of-breed fund managers with family office investors.

CEO Richard Wilson sees family offices as the most undervalued
source of capital for alternative investment funds.
“Family offices have unique needs and a consistent interest
in alternative investment fund managers,” Richard explains,
“but even large multi-billion dollar fund managers often do
not have a dedicated marketing team focused on family office
investors.” This is especially surprising, Richard notes,
given the size of the industry and the level of assets these
investors control. Recent estimates suggest the number of
family offices could be as high as 10,000 globally, with
each family office typically controlling over $500m each in
client assets.

In light of the recent surge in family offices in the U.S.
and around the world in countries like Singapore and Brazil,
Richard Wilson Capital is laser-focused on connecting
institutional-quality fund managers with family office investors.
After spending years working with family offices and training
top-tier hedge funds on fund marketing, Richard sees it as
a natural fit. “I have raised capital from family offices
before, and I founded and currently run the largest
association of family office professionals, the Family Offices
Group, which as of today has 39,874 total members. Connecting
hedge funds and family offices is a natural extension of my
past capital raising experience and current involvement
with family offices on a day-to-day basis.”

Richard Wilson Capital Partners is actively seeking institutional
quality fund managers to retain as long-term clients.
Richard may be reached at Richard@RichardWilsonCapital.com.

About the Family Offices Group

The Family Offices Group is an industry association with
39,874 members from around the globe. The association is
now over four years old and offers a family office training program,
events, and industry resources. If you want to learn more
about the Family Offices Group please visit
http://www.FamilyOfficesGroup.com/About-Us

About Richard Wilson, founder and CEO of Richard Wilson Capital
Partners

Richard is a capital raising expert, and well-known
figure in the family office industry, he has spoken at over
50 alternative investment and family office conferences in
locations such as Monaco, New York, Liechtenstein, Moscow,
Tokyo, Boston, Brussels, Cayman Islands and Singapore. He
is also a best-selling author, having written several books
including a best-selling book on hedge funds, The Hedge Fund
Book, The Family Office Book: Investing Capital for the
Ultra-Affluent, both published by Wiley Finance. To work
with Richard please email him at Richard@RichardWilsonCapital.com.

Richard C. Wilson
Richard Wilson Capital Partners
3300 NW 185th Avenue Suite #108
Portland, Oregon 97229
http://RichardWilsonCapital.com
Posted By Richard C. Wilson

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Hedge Fund Team & Principal Character Analysis?

Hedge Fund Team & Principal Character Analysis?

It is interesting in this industry full of objective criteria, minimum $AUM levels, preferred track record lengths, exact amounts of acceptable volatility, and dozens of ratios to consider that two things are true at once:

1) That almost every investor says at the end of the day the team is what is most important.

2) That teams are judged using criminal background checks and a “gut feeling” for whether they are to be trusted with $ millions.

I think that teams should be analyzed and judged based on a number of factors which are systematic and diverse if not at least somewhat objective so that the gut feelings of the analyst or chief investment officer is not what an investment decision of a “go” or “no go” rides on.

Do you agree that this issue needs more attention?

 

There is a lot of value in gut feeling, see Malcolm Galdwell’s book “Blink” which quantifies the power of what he refers to as “thin slicing” information. That said, I agree that a systematic approach preferred, even if one of the components is “gut” feeling”. I’m impresses by our investors who analyze funds as if they were investing in a business; which they are. The alpha a company generates tomorrow is a function of what questions the team asks of themselves, continued reinvestment into the business, introspection, humility, brutal honesty – both individually and collectively…plus a ton of other items, including luck. I’d sure want to know what mistakes a manager has made, how they handled them, what they learned, and what has been implemented to avoid repeating. While this type of information is difficult to quantify, It can certainly be approached systematically.

 

This issue does need more attention. You have to be able to trust the management as the GP is responsible to the LP. What ostensibly are the proposed portfolio holdings, the asset classes? What is the strategy and is there a risk management system? Is there any algorithm involved? I think these questions show whether the fund owner (GP) has a well thought out conception of how the fund will be operated. I believe the ‘gut feeling’ from a seed investor and other accredited investors is a function of the risk involved in reaching the funds proposed rate of return. Applied behavioral foundations related to management remain primary to effective risk management. A positive sign for a seeder or accredited investor is if one or more of the fund managers possess qualified training in management.

 

This is in part the topic of my presentation that I do for various regional chapters of the CFA Institute as part of their Speaker’s Bureau. Happy to visit with your local chapters!

 


I agree in trusting your gut feeling to a degree, but sine that is not enough to judge the strength of a risk management system, an investment process, whether someone has committed a crime in the past, etc… I just question whether gut alone is enough while allocating $10M to a fun manager. It seems very UN-sophisticated in our sophisticated investment environment.

Hello Bob,

Thanks for the comment, perhaps we can trade notes as this is something I also speak about at conferences for family offices and on alternative investments.

I’m also including a section in my new book coming out through Wiley in 2012 called “The Family Office Book.” This section is called “The 6 C’s of Character Analysis” and that is where I provide my top 6 ways that you can judge and evaluate someone’s strength of character and level of integrity. I’ll share that once it is available for print this Q1 of 2012.

Thanks for everyone’s comments so far.

 

 

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Hedge Fund Team & Principal Character Analysis?

Hedge Fund Team & Principal Character Analysis?

It is interesting in this industry full of objective criteria, minimum $AUM levels, preferred track record lengths, exact amounts of acceptable volatility, and dozens of ratios to consider that two things are true at once:

1) That almost every investor says at the end of the day the team is what is most important.

2) That teams are judged using criminal background checks and a “gut feeling” for whether they are to be trusted with $ millions.

I think that teams should be analyzed and judged based on a number of factors which are systematic and diverse if not at least somewhat objective so that the gut feelings of the analyst or chief investment officer is not what an investment decision of a “go” or “no go” rides on.

Do you agree that this issue needs more attention?

There is a lot of value in gut feeling, see Malcolm Galdwell’s book “Blink” which quantifies the power of what he refers to as “thin slicing” information. That said, I agree that a systematic approach preferred, even if one of the components is “gut” feeling”. I’m impresses by our investors who analyze funds as if they were investing in a business; which they are. The alpha a company generates tomorrow is a function of what questions the team asks of themselves, continued reinvestment into the business, introspection, humility, brutal honesty – both individually and collectively…plus a ton of other items, including luck. I’d sure want to know what mistakes a manager has made, how they handled them, what they learned, and what has been implemented to avoid repeating. While this type of information is difficult to quantify, It can certainly be approached systematically.

 

This issue does need more attention. You have to be able to trust the management as the GP is responsible to the LP. What ostensibly are the proposed portfolio holdings, the asset classes? What is the strategy and is there a risk management system? Is there any algorithm involved? I think these questions show whether the fund owner (GP) has a well thought out conception of how the fund will be operated. I believe the ‘gut feeling’ from a seed investor and other accredited investors is a function of the risk involved in reaching the funds proposed rate of return. Applied behavioral foundations related to management remain primary to effective risk management. A positive sign for a seeder or accredited investor is if one or more of the fund managers possess qualified training in management.

 

 

 

This is in part the topic of my presentation that I do for various regional chapters of the CFA Institute as part of their Speaker’s Bureau. Happy to visit with your local chapters!

 

 

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