“Steve Schonfeld’s international expansion was noted in January when the multibillion-dollar US hedge fund investor opened an office in London”
Steve Schonfeld’s international expansion was noted in January when the multibillion-dollar US hedge fund investor opened an office in London
Steve Schonfeld hired two portfolio managers as his hedge fund firm seeked to make more investments outside of the US.
Hiring talented staff has complimented Steve Schonfeld’s international expansion
The billionaire hedge fund investor recently hired Alex Codrington and Russell Hartley who had each previously worked for BlueCrest Capital, once one of Europe’s biggest hedge funds. Moreover, two analysts were also hired to help support the team in trading stocks.
“Hiring talented staff has complimented Steve Schonfeld’s international expansion”
A London office has been the epicenter of Steve Schonfeld’s international expansion despite Brexit fears
Steven Schonfeld had been looking to set up a physical presence in London for more than a year, according to Reuters.
Schonfeld, which mostly manages trading magnate Steven Schonfeld’s personal fortune and has long been known for its computer-driven investing.
Steve Schonfeld runs a quant fund, which is an investment fund that selects securities using advanced quantitative analysis.
Steve Schonfeld’s international expansion also entails building customized models using software programs to determine the fund’s investments.
Steve Schonfeld uses about 66 portfolio teams, a so-called multi-manager strategy. Some are based in SteveSchonfeld’s New York-area offices and the teams invest using three main styles: “quantitative” computer algorithms, traditional human stock-picking, and shorter-term trading.
“Our goal is to diversify internationally” – Ryan Tolkin
Steve Schonfeld’s international expansion included expanding operations into Asia through acquisition
Steve Schonfeld recently acquired Folger Hill Asset Management, a hedge fund run by former SAC Capital Advisors LP executive Sol Kumin. That deal closed this month.
“Our goal is to diversify internationally” said Ryan Tolkin, Schonfeld’s chief investment officer, adding that the firm aims to boost the share of its international investments to 35 percent from 20 percent now.
Bolstering the funds quant skills has been the focus of Steve Schonfeld’s international expansion
On April 25, 2019, Sean Zanni/Getty Steven Schonfeld’s hedge fund Schonfeld Strategic Advisors recruited a top quant from Engineers Gate, Ricky Shi, to run a new quant fund, sources tell Business Insider. Quants like Shi are in high demand as traditional stock-picking funds and computer-driven managers are currently competing with Silicon Valley for programming talent. Ricky Shi previously worked at Morgan Stanley and has a Ph.D. in machine learning from the University of Chicago.
Today’s modern trading floor has more IT staff than traders where the bots do the trading and a few mega geeks support the bots.