Quant Hedge Fund start-ups reach new high with Increased Investor Demand

December 3rd, 2012
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Even as quant fund giants such as Winton Capital and Man Group continue to struggle this year, investor demand for more “black-box” hedge funds appears to be growing. According to the Financial Times, 2012 will be a record year for quant fund start-ups with more than 95 launched in the first six months.

The report cites the increase in the number of bank traders with algorithmic expertise leaving their proprietary trading desks, as well as a growing investor appetite for strategies with less volatility and more liquidity as key factors in the trend. Other quant funds that have struggled over the last couple of years, such as BlueCrest Capital Management's BlueTrend Fund, Aspect Capital, Highbridge Capital, and Renaissance Technologies, will face increasing competition for new capital as this trend continues.
For Detailed Investor Profiles on these Investors, click below:
Highbridge Capital Management
Man Group plc
Renaissance Technologies Corporation
Warwick Capital Partners
Winton Capital Management
Related People: Ian Burgess; Peter Brown; Robert L. Mercer; Alfredo Mattera; David Harding; Emmanuel Roman; Glenn Dubin; Henry Swieca*; Jim Simons; Jon Aisbitt; Mary Callahan Erdoes (JPM); Matthew Beddall; Matthew Coleman; Raj Patel; Scott Kapnick; Todd Builione
Related Entities: Man Group plc*; Adam Harding & Lueck*; AHL; BlueCrest Capital Management; GLG Partners; Highbridge Capital LP; Highbridge Convertible Arbitrage Opportunities Fund; Highbridge Event Driven Relative Value Fund LP; Highbridge Long Short Equity Fund LP; Highbridge Statistical Market Neutral mutual fund; JPMorgan Chase & Co; Man Global Strategies; Man Investments; Medallion; Nova; Renaissance Institutional Equities Funds; Renaissance Institutional Management LLC; Renaissance Technologies LLC; Rentec; Warwick Capital
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