The returns are very uncorrelated to other global macro managers, the broad hedge fund universe and primary equity indices. The investment manager identifies macro/micro-economic and country specific imbalances to develop views and corresponding trading strategies. These strategies provide a diverse source of alpha and are expressed through thematic, relative value and counter-trend exposures. The exposures are constructed to offer the best asymmetric payoff, while minimizing expected correlations.
The investment manager takes risk across a number of different strategies rather than allocating most of the risk to a few large macro trades. Typically, more than half of the Fund’s risk is allocated to countries within the European time zones. Risk is monitored on a real time basis both at the strategy and portfolio level and stop-loss limits are established at the inception of each trade.
Armin joined North in 2017 and is involved in Thematic R... See all
Armin joined North in 2017 and is involved in Thematic Research and Idea Generation within the Investment Management Team. Prior to joining North, he worked with the United Nations (UNIDO) and other organisations on Economic Policy and Geopolitical Scenario Planning from 2014 to 2015. Armin began his career in Frankfurt at DZ BANK where he worked from 2008 to 2011 in the Investment Banking Division while also undertaking undergraduate studies in finance. Armin has a Master’s degree in Economics and International Affairs from Tsinghua University, the London School of Economics as well as professional education in Data Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been awarded with multiple awards & funding for Academic Excellence.
Managing Partner & CIO
George is a co-founder, Managing Partner and Chief Inves... See all
George is a co-founder, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at North Asset Management. As CIO, George is the lead portfolio manager of the North MaxQ Macro Fund & oversees all investment management activity of the Fund. George has over 20 years of experience and has been published in industry journals and frequently quoted in financial periodicals. He is consulted regularly by policy makers and regulators for his market knowledge. George is a former Managing Director within the Fixed Income Department at Morgan Stanley & was involved in developing Morgan Stanley’s franchise & risk profile in derivatives, fixed income and FX in the European time zone since 1996. Prior to working at Morgan Stanley, George worked at Vereinsbank AG from 1993 to 1996 as a fixed income & derivatives trader, National Westminster Bank from 1992 to 1993 and Christiania Bank between 1991 and 1992. George studied Political Science & International Relations at University of Athens, Law Department.
Head of Research & Development
Michael joined North in 2008 and is Head of Research and... See all
Michael joined North in 2008 and is Head of Research and part of the Investment Team. He has previously focused on portfolio risk management, quantitative analysis and analytics/development functions. His background is in engineering, and prior to joining North, he was a research scientist in signal processing at Imperial College London, UK and Athens Information Technology Institute, Greece. His main area of research was stochastic modelling and estimation algorithms mostly focused on smart adaptive antenna arrays and encoding algorithms for 4G wireless communication systems. Additionally, he has worked on interactive smart room technologies including state-of-the-art computer vision and audio recognition algorithms as well as advanced user interfaces and information visualisation. Michael has a First-Class M.Eng. degree in Information Systems Engineering from Imperial College London.
Trading & Execution
Naresh joined North in 2013 as a Trader working closely ... See all
Naresh joined North in 2013 as a Trader working closely with the Portfolio Managers. He is involved in the entire investment cycle from trade idea generation, to execution and live monitoring of position P&L. Prior to joining North, Naresh worked for Citigroup, London in Fixed Income sales covering a variety of hedge fund accounts for Global Interest Rates and Derivative products. Naresh has a Master’s degree from London School of Economics in Operations Research and a Bachelor from Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati in Electronics & Communication. Prior to attending LSE, he also worked at UC Berkeley, International Computer Science Institute (ICSI) as junior researcher in the Speech Recognition Group.
Co-Founder & CEO
Nick D’Onofrio is a co-Founder, Managing Partner and Chi... See all
Nick D’Onofrio is a co-Founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer at North Asset Management. Nick has over 20 years of experience within the industry. Nick is a former Executive Director at Morgan Stanley within the Finance Department where he was in charge of London’s counterparty credit risk team that focused on managing the risk inherent in the broad array of products traded at Morgan Stanley, including fixed income, foreign exchange, equities, and commodities. He was involved in the development of Morgan Stanley’s credit risk management and risk control systems and processes. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1996. Prior to working at Morgan Stanley, Nick worked at Swiss Banking Corporation from 1994 to 1996 and ABN AMRO from 1990 to 1994. Nick received a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University.
Trading & Execution
Zain joined North in 2014. He manages the Fund's options... See all
Zain joined North in 2014. He manages the Fund's options portfolio across all asset classes and is responsible for local markets trade execution. He is also involved in quantitate analysis and research. In addition to options, Zain focuses on investment opportunities in Asian local markets. Prior to joining North, Zain worked at Credit Suisse from 2012 to 2014 as an Options Trader on the FX Options Trading desk, where he was responsible for risk management, trade idea generation, market making and pricing of a broad range of FX derivative products. In 2011 Zain worked for Morgan Stanley in Sales & Trading within the Fixed Income Department. Zain has a M.Eng. in Engineering Science with a distinction from the University of Oxford.
Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange Oriented - A very well diversified opportunistic investment strategy with a robust risk management overlay focusing on downside volatility through cross strategy correlations and VaR.
Dynamic Uncorrelated Returns - Stable risk adjusted returns with no correlation to traditional asset classes.
Experienced Investment Team - With more than 12 years track record investing mainly within European time zones (typically 65% of risk) as a core area of competency.
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