Category: General

General posts about markets

What I’ve learnt from trading

Over the past decade, whilst I’ve always been a quantitative strategist and developed many strategies primarily for research purposes, I’ve had quite a bit involvement in creating models which have also been traded with real cash. At Lehman Brothers, I was involved in the creation MarQCuS product, which had over 2bn USD under management. I created…

Building a quant platform

I recently went to a talk at the Python for Quants group in London started by Yves Hilpisch, which featured a talk by Mark Higgins, the co-founder of Washington Square Technologies. Mark’s talk was about the benefits of a quant platform, which can help when it comes to working together in a team. The general idea…

Macro markets after Brexit

Watching the price action during Thursday evening brought back memories of the Lehman bankruptcy. This was especially true when observing GBP. A move in any currency of 10% within a short period is highly unusual, with GBP/USD moving from a high of 1.50 to a low of 1.32. In a paper, by Iain Clark and myself,…

Brexit expectations

I kind of like burgers. Yes, it’s true. (Please do bear with me, there will be a pertinent market related point to his discussion, by the next paragraph). I also would speculate that most people like burgers. Admittedly, this is a broad generalisation. However, for the sake of our example, we’ll simply make that assumption. However, perhaps the more…