What is quant investing and why is it different? Redpoint

November 28, 2019

Writing for Firstlinks (formerly Cuffelinks), Redpoint’s CEO Max Cappetta discusses the what and why of quantitative investment.

The essence of a quantitative investment approach is straight-forward: it is the utilisation of rational economic and fundamental investment insights in a disciplined and consistent fashion.

Of course, all investment managers use quantitative tools in various ways. Many use simple screens to help focus their detailed research on a smaller set of companies. This is especially important when managing global portfolios. The detailed research element often includes modelling a company’s financial statements and company visits to gain a deep stock specific perspective. The final step is then to incorporate the research insight into portfolios to meet both risk and return objectives.

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