AHL Founders: Their Past, Present & Future

  • 11 Jul 2017
  • By Top Traders Round Table

Guests: Michael Adam and Marty Lueck from Aspect Capital; David Harding, the founder and CEO of Winton Capital

Part 1

Topics discussed:

  • Why the “empiricist” outlook on AHL gave the team an early advantage
  • The breakthroughs of AHL’s early research and how it still applies today
  • The crucial role the early clients had in AHL’s development
  • How the original deal between MAN and MINT influenced AHL


Part 2

Topics discussed:

  • The challenges that equities and managed futures present for investors
  • What caused Michael to leave the industry
  • How they have evolved using different data sources and new markets
  • Why Mart views asset allocation as part of a trend following model


Part 3

Topics discussed:

  • What Mike, David and Marty had to un-learn in order to improve their strategies
  • How some “new” optimization methods hurt investors
  • Why only a small amount of investors still keep managed futures as a core allocation

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