We aim to generate value for our clients by relying on the scientific method through sophisticated quantitative research on vast amounts of data and advanced technology. Most of the people in our team hold advanced degrees from the fields of science and technology. We have the objective of solving hard problems in the quantitative investment management field, and at the same time provide continuous innovation and bring new investment products to our investors.
Our company is based on different values that we have identified as essential for our firm and as a key differentiator from our competitors. Below we report the qualities that members of our team possess and that we look for in prospective employees.
A core element in our company is the sophisticated quantitative research process. For this reason, we look for people who are intellectually curious and enjoy exploring new types of data under various perspectives.
Many hedge funds managers have access to the same type of information, but they deliver different performance to their investors. A key differentiator in the quantitative investment management industry is the available for the company of human talent capable of analyzing the available data in a better way and gain better insights than other companies in the same space. In order to explore data in a more meaningful way, and to develop better technology, we look for people who have an innate passion in tackling and solving hard problems and find patterns in large amount of data.
While we need people who are very competent and specialized in their area of expertise, at the same time we need persons who do not get lost in mathematical formulas or writing code for the beauty of it, but who have common sense and perception. We can produce far better results by being able to make hypotheses based on common sense and not get lost into details.
Quantitative research and technology development can be a very long process, which is going to give a great amount of experience in the process to the person doing it. In order to accomplish their tasks, we need people who are good at working in teams, but at the same time can be independent enough to be able to solve their own problems. We also like persons who have a spirit of initiative in exploring a path arising from a project that was not planned at the beginning, but that could lead to interesting discoveries and opportunities to discover new sources of alpha.
Members of our time are lifelong learners. They like to develop a new skills or gain experience in a related area which can make more valuable and become experts in their area. We also encourage our employees to collaborate and contribute by helping other members who do not have expertise in their area.
We work with very difficult problems that often require different areas of advanced expertise. For this reason, our people understand the value of collaboration and of helping other members within the organization in order to share their knowledge and expertise, and at the same time deliver more value than by working on their own.
We reward our people based on their merit and contribution to the performance of the company and the trading team they are assigned to. For this reason, we have a flat organization, to make sure that people are rewarded for the value they bring to the firm and feel like there is no limit to their opportunity of growth other than their own willingness.
Besides working we take care of ourselves. We believe in the principle of “mens sana in corpore sano”, i.e. that our brain functions better when we take care of our body. For this reason, we encourage our people to join fitness classes and participate in recreational activities in order to reduce stress and create a more productive and stress-free environment. We like to hang out when we are not working, and our team members are periodically invited to join our parties to share good moments together and develop more meaningful connections.