FAQ

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Safety of clients’ assets is our highest priority and we do not take any risks in this respect. We trade your funds with the most reputable brokers and invest in the most highly regulated markets, mainly in the US (CFTC regulated) in Futures, Commodities, Metals, and Currencies. For example, excess cash will be invested in US T-bills, thus providing a government guarantee on part of your investments. By having your account in the US you also benefit from the protection of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). The SIPC guarantees a coverage up to $ 500’000.- per owner.

You can find more information on:

www.SIPC.org

www.finra.org/InvestorInformation/InvestorProtection/SIPCProtection/index

The element of risk is a natural part of any investment and an important variable that we analyze and monitor. Having a good understanding of how to mitigate the various sources of risk in your account is critical and we adopt routines that will help us achieve a robust overall approach. Understanding the downside risk provides the foundation on which returns can be built. This is a highly valued service offered by Quantways. Being fully aware of the maximum drawdown or risk limit is a start but how is this enforced in practice? We monitor and rebalance our client portfolios daily if necessary. Furthermore, we employ a diverse set of trading strategies which helps in reducing risk exposure.

Quantways, a boutique investment company, is incorporated in Switzerland and member of the following regulatory entities: Swiss Association of Independent Financial Advisors (GSCGI) and PolyReg. These affiliations display credibility and accountability but are not a guarantee of performance.

Safety of clients’ assets is our highest priority and we do not take any risks in this respect. We trade your funds with the most reputable brokers and invest in the most highly regulated markets, mainly in the US (CFTC regulated) in Futures, Commodities, Metals and Currencies. For example, excess cash will be invested in US T-bills, thus providing government guarantee on part of your investments. By having an account in the US you also benefit from the protection of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). The SIPC guarantees a coverage up to $ 500’000.- per owner.

You can find more information on:

www.SIPC.org

www.finra.org/InvestorInformation/InvestorProtection/SIPCProtection/index

 

Understanding the strategy and how it generates returns is important for long-term performance. For instance, a program which capitalizes on capturing major market trends, whether up or down, will not perform equally well in range bound market.

Our aim is to deliver above average returns in a consistent manner and under a variety of market conditions. We believe that market prices are the most reliable source of information to use in decision-making as opposed to media driven methods which can be biased and unpredictive of future developments.

The use of computer generated, systematic and rule-based trading methods date back to the advent of personal computers in the early 1980’s. Since then this methodology evolved in complexity and depth to cover a wide range of investment scopes (medium term, short term or high frequency). The use of such methods has become mainstream and is currently widely used by the majority of traders and investment houses.

Our computerized, rule-based, systematic trading methods are subjected to continuous research, to verify their validity through rigorous back-testing to establish their performance profile. We search for “robust” strategies that perform well over long periods of time and provide above average performance across various markets and sectors. We also believe that a well-designed money management scheme will help enhance overall performance. This is why we provide three options for profit realization for you to choose from.

Quantways aims to achieve a positive absolute return over the investment period irrespective of market movements without comparing it to any measure or benchmark (index or basket of indices).

Your account statements will provide you with an independent source of information compiled, as it is, by the broker with no intervention from Quantways.

You have full control over your funds. There is no lock-in or minimum investment period. The futures contracts and US T-bills have a daily liquidity, meaning that when the positions are closed the funds are available for transfer within 24 hours.

At Quantways we strive to provide an optimal fee structure.
We will also help to choose, for execution of trades, a good broker that is financially solid and has a low transaction fee structure. We will not participate in any way in transaction costs that are charged by the broker and will not receive any retrocessions.
Our standard and variable fees are:
1. a fixed management fee of 0.375% based on account value at the end of the quarter.
2. An incentive fee of 20% calculated on “new” net profits realized at quarter end.
We will be glad to provide further detailed clarification of how we calculate these fees if needed.

Our ability to detect market trends early enables us to structure portfolios accordingly and capitalize on the market performance.

Our trading systems are geared to capitalize on price shifts in markets. They establish positions in the direction of prevailing trends, whether up or down. Thus we expect to do well in markets where there are medium or strong trends. We do not expect to outperform in range-bound or sideway markets.

 

 

 

We monitor and rebalance our portfolios daily if necessary. Being fully aware of the maximum drawdown or risk limit is a start but how is this enforced in practice? Having a good understanding of how the risk is minimized on your account is critical and provides you with the comfort of knowing how robust the overall approach is. Diversification of market strategies reduces risk.

 

Our aim is to deliver above average returns in a consistent manner and under a variety of market conditions. We believe that market prices are the most reliable source of information to use in decision-making as opposed to media driven methods which can be biased and unpredictive of future developments.

The use of computer generated, systematic and rule-based trading methods date back to the advent of personal computers in the early 1980’s. Since then this methodology evolved in complexity and depth to cover a wide range of investment scopes (medium term, short term or high frequency). The use of such methods has become mainstream and is currently widely used by the majority of traders and investment houses.

Our computerized, rule-based, systematic trading methods are subjected to continuous research, to verify their validity through rigorous back-testing to establish their performance profile. We search for “robust” strategies that perform well over long periods of time and provide above average performance across various markets and sectors. We also believe that a well-designed money management scheme will help enhance overall performance. This is why we provide three options for profit realization for you to choose from.

Safety of clients’ assets is our highest priority and we do not take any risks in this respect. We trade your funds with the most reputable brokers and invest in the most highly regulated markets, mainly in the US (CFTC regulated) in Futures, Commodities, Metals and Currencies. For example, excess cash will be invested in US T-bills, thus providing government guarantee on part of your investments. By having an account in the US you also benefit from the protection of the Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC). The SIPC guarantees a coverage up to $ 500’000.- per owner.