“The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.” — Stephen Hawking
there's always a way
Trading is a humbling exercize. There’s a certain resiliance that is needed, a thick-skin, and an almost blind determination. The entrepreneurial spirit that just isn’t satisfied with what the vast majority of funds call “expected returns” drives us to find a better way.
We’ve never really understood the point of giving our savings away to a large hedge fund, with bloated costs, questionable incentives and no real transparancy, just to get “market performance”. Many years of persistance have shaped the way we think about development, testing, researching and working with clients. We think this is just as important as our raw coding skill.
Feedback on our development work
Confidentiality is our priority. Rest assured that all information exchanged is private and usually governed by an NDA when appropriate. Your intellectual property is your own and we never compromise on privacy (naturally it would ruin our reputation anyway). A valuable and trustworthy partner is incredibly valuable in this business.
"Genius is patience." - Isaac Newton
The right foundations
Getting the algorithm development process right from the start is critical to success. The nuances of creating a robust trading system are many, including being aware of faulty assumptions, comissions, slippage, liquidity, survivorship bias and the list goes on. The greatest of these curses are rooted in human behavioural biases, such as natural tendencies to curve-fit and data-mine, producing wonderful back-tests that utterly fail when released on an unknown future. We have a process for designing robust systems – believing there are “frameworks” in which one should operate to avoid over-optimisation. This is where art meets science and why so very few ever get it right.
"Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things." - Isaac Newton
Attention to detail
We want to understand your needs and objectives – and be good listeners. Sucess is dependant on us truly understanding your goals. Once we have the specifications right, we work with the greatest care to build it right the first time, and pride ourselves on our efficiency. Our pricing is very competitive and we are flexible regarding billing and payment, so please reach out!