Overview of Aspect Capital
Anthony Todd, Chief Executive Officer, provides an overview of Aspect Capital.
UK-based Aspect Capital is a pioneer in systematic investing. Founded in 1997 by Anthony Todd and Martin Lueck, who together have over 55 years’ experience in quantitative investing, the company employs over 120 investment professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and unique skills. These qualities enhance Aspect’s creativity and problem-solving abilities and drive the company’s continuous research and development effort.
Aspect uses a disciplined and repeatable quantitative investment process, which is defined by a thoroughly researched and constantly evolving set of rules.
Early users of computerised trading strategies, now managing over $7.5bn as at 30 June 2019
Quantitative and systematic, model-based approach
Aspect Capital believes in a statistical and evidence-based approach to investing. The company combines scientific principles and leading-edge technology to identify predictable and statistically measurable behaviours in market prices.
Each idea is tested, researched and reviewed – with findings critically evaluated every step of the way – to find human behaviours within the data that create market effects and provide persistence. Even the weakest effects can be identified by Aspect’s disciplined trading and sophisticated algorithms. Successful ideas are then built into the robust investment process. The result is innovative investment solutions that generate diversifying performance for investors.
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 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.
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