Category Archives: Momentum

Improving A Hedge Fund Investment – Cantab Capital’s Quantitative Aristarchus Fund

In this post I am going to take a look at what an investor can do to improve a hedge fund investment through the use of dynamic capital allocation. For the purposes of illustration I am going to use Cantab … Continue reading

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Identifying Drivers of Trading Strategy Performance

Building a winning strategy, like the one in the e-Mini S&P500 futures described here is only half the challenge:  it remains for the strategy architect to gain an understanding of the sources of strategy alpha, and risk.  This means identifying … Continue reading

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Combining Momentum and Mean Reversion Strategies

The Fama-French World For many years now the “gold standard” in factor models has been the 1996 Fama-French 3-factor model: Here r is the portfolio’s expected rate of return, Rf is the risk-free return rate, and Km is the return of the market portfolio. … Continue reading

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Modeling Asset Volatility

I am planning a series of posts on the subject of asset volatility and option pricing and thought I would begin with a survey of some of the central ideas. The attached presentation on Modeling Asset Volatility sets out the foundation … Continue reading

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