Chicago-based independent futures brokerage and clearing firm R.J. O’Brien & Associates (RJO) has hired industry veteran Daniel Staniford as Executive Director, responsible for the firm’s institutional business development in New York and London.
Tuesday, 6 December 2016
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Jan 23 2013 | 12:18pm ET
Herakles Capital Management has launched a new trend-following equity hedge fund.
The Herakles Trend Fund I debuted on Jan. 4, the firm said. The fund's proprietary model will focus initially on three indices—the Standard & Poor's 100, German DAX and German MDAX—putting its money in large- and mid-cap stocks that offer liquidity.
The model returned 20.74% in simulated trading last year.
“The principal objective of Herakles Trend Fund I is to invest and generate attractive, risk adjusted returns for its investors by using our ‘Proprietary Computer Model,' which monitors and analyzes a mix of performance indicators that have been useful in identifying momentum trends,” Herakles said. “Our PCM targets emerging ‘leaders’ among individual stocks within a specific industry sector; emerging ‘leaders’ among sectors within a broader diversified index as well as targeting the relative momentum trends in indexes among different markets. (e.g. Germany vs. United States).”