Winton’s David Harding Offers Insights on Quant Investing

In an interview with Bloomberg earlier this year, Winton Capital Management founder and quantitative investing pioneer David Harding offered insights on the challenges faced by today’s quants, the competitive environment and the search for new strategies. Here are some highlights: Systematic strategies have become crowded according to Harding: “With low to zero interest rates, its tough to make money in the hedge fund game at the moment.” However, he added, “that’s what leads to innovation.… Read More

Founder of Winton Capital Talks Artificial Intelligence

A Barron’s article offers an interview with David W. Harding, who founded Winton Capital in 1997 and has grown the fund company to nearly $27 billion in assets in 8 offices around the world “by deploying high-powered computers to crunch data and pick up potential trading signals and ascertain patters in markets.” In the interview, Harding “eagerly discussed artificial intelligence,” the article says, which he believes is “overhyped.” Here are some highlights: The idea that… Read More