Q Brands pursues a long-biased investment style which is systematic, investing globally in highly liquid Global mid and large-cap Brand companies, listed on exchanges in developed countries. The program invests exclusively in the consumer, technology and healthcare space. Fundamental, market and sentiment factor data are used to pick the underlying stocks, which are then combined to a portfolio using portfolio construction techniques, including artificial intelligence.
A protective cash buffer (enhanced Beta) can be raised during periods of overall market uncertainty (up to 100% cash).
In a favourable stock picking environment, leverage (0-100%) can be added to the long portfolio (Alpha), and the leverage is hedged with an equal size index short. In expected weak stock picking environment, the exposure can be geared down.
We see persistent structural anomalies in the market due to heterogeneous utility function of people (behavioural finance). Although the anomalies persist, they will change over time (some will only work at a certain period) and that is why we have our own machine learning algorithm that dynamically allocates weights to different factors.
Compared to most peers we use a 100% systematic approach and can process multiples of data points. The factor allocation process including machine learning is another unique aspect as is the feature of increasing the allocation (up to two times) to the core portfolio (while hedging the additional exposure) and the feature of going partially or totally into cash in certain market environments. All features are based on quantitative analysis of the portfolio and the macro environment.
The objective is to use Premiere investment technology and experience in order to generate a sustainable and robust long term capital growth, independent of economic cycles and stock market upheavals.
Q Brands pursues a long-biased investment style which is systematic, investing globally in highly liquid Global mid and large-cap Brand companies, listed on exchanges in developed countries
100% systematic approach and can process millions of data points. The factor allocation process including machine learning is another unique aspect as is the feature of increasing the allocation (up to two times) to the core portfolio (while hedging the additional exposure) and the feature of going partially or totally into cash in certain market environments
Sustainable and robust long-term capital growth, independent of economic cycles and stock market upheavals
Waystone Investment Management (IE) Limited, 23 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, D02 AR55, Ireland is licensed to provide Investment Management services to Professional Clients (including Collective Investment Schemes) by the Central Bank of Ireland.
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