|Not content with the scientific mettle of his Oxford and Hong Kong-based researchers, top hedge fund trader David Harding is turning to the hub of the scientific universe in Zurich, Switzerland to boost his team’s brain power. As reported at CityA.M., David Harding, founder of Winton Capital Management, is setting up a new research shop in Zurich which is the gathering place of the world’s top physicists engaged in exploring the origins of the universe. |
Hoping to tap some of that talent to advance his own quantitative investment strategies, he has already tapped a German particle physicist to run his research office which will add to the 100-plus researchers currently on his payroll. Harding, who used the successful quant trading firm Renaissance Technologies as his inspiration to start Winton Capital Management, believes that financial mathematics is the key to developing sustainable trading strategies.