Delivering diversification potential to traditional portfolios
What the Winton Global Alpha Fund offers
Access Winton's scientific approach to investment management
Actively traded portfolio of around 100 futures markets across various sectors
Potential for positive returns in rising and falling markets
About the Winton Global Alpha Fund
Winton Capital Management Limited (Winton) is a global investment management company, based in London, that focuses on achieving absolute returns through advanced statistical research into financial markets. Winton was founded in 1997 by David Harding. David has been at the forefront of systematic investment management for nearly 30 years, having previously co-founded the quantitative investment company AHL in 1987.
The Winton Global Alpha Fund aims to generate long-term total returns from a specialist managed futures strategy.
Futures are contracts that allow investors to buy or sell an asset (for example commodities, equities, bonds) on a specified future date at an agreed price.
The fund can potentially benefit from rising and falling markets, taking advantage of either a rise in the underlying price (if it takes a 'long' position) or a fall in the underlying price (if it takes a 'short' position).
Winton’s investment programs, including the Winton Futures Program which is applied to the Fund, is largely systematic and uses statistical techniques to find patterns and relationships in data to identify investment opportunities. Some examples of the patterns and relationships found may include signals such as trend following and other empirical effects, such as, seasonality in weather patterns. The Fund uses these patterns and relationships found in data sets to take long and short positions in futures markets.
The Fund may invest in approximately 100 futures markets globally across categories such as share indices, bonds, interest rates, currencies and commodities.
How the Winton Global Alpha Fund works
Applying science to investment
The Winton Investment System is a result of over 25 years of scientific research into financial markets. The investment team:
- accesses a world of data from thousands of markets including economic statistics, weather records, demographic data and much more
- extracts meaning from noisy market data
- gains an edge by detecting subtle patterns in the way markets move to make market predictions.
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