Aspect Capital

The U.K.’s controversial vote to leave the European Union has battered some European funds and boosted others.
Rival U.K. firms Aspect Capital, Man AHL and Winton are doubling down on machine learning and other quantitative investing efforts, but don’t expect them to short human ingenuity.
Commodity-focused funds haven’t fared well this year, but a small subset of computer-driven CTAs have outperformed significantly.
After some recent difficult years, the London-based firm makes the case for its strategy as a liquid diversifier for institutional investors.
Despite a down February, commodity trading advisors and trend followers post gains in low double-digits in the first quarter.
Commodity trading advisers proved to be one of few bright spots in a dreadful year for hedge funds.
Many commodity trading advisers and other trend-following funds posted big gains in November and are on track to post their best year since 2008.
Thanks to gains in equities and bonds, some computer-based strategies are beginning to reverse a long losing streak.
A tough year for trend followers led to losses in many funds. But a few high-profile firms notched gains despite the difficult environment.