AlphaQuest UCITS Fund
The AlphaQuest UCITS Fund is advised by Quest Partners LLC (“Quest”), a research driven alternative investment firm founded in 2001 by Nigol Koulajian and based in New York. Quest’s clients include family offices, foundations, fund-of-funds and some of the world’s largest pension plans.
Quest is dedicated to providing investors with strong absolute returns and hedging characteristics, particularly during periods of volatility expansion and fixed income and/or equity market corrections. Quest’s trading programs have a differentiated approach to classic trend following due to faster reactions to trend reversals and capturing price movements accentuated by skew or asymmetric risk present in markets. This allows Quest’s programs to benefit when tail risk is most likely to materialize. Quest’s programs are a portfolio diversifier and can act as a hedge to traditional portfolios, hedge fund portfolios and portfolios of CTAs, particularly during periods of crisis.
Quest continues to focus on research and creating new models. Models are built to maximize volatility expansion potential while capturing large trends. In today’s Central Bank influenced, crowded, and low volatility environment, models are adapted and created to extract value without losing their high return potential.
For the AlphaQuest UCITS Fund, Quest employs its systematic trading process across multiple asset classes in over 80 liquid global futures markets including commodities*, currencies, equity indices and fixed income.
*Note: to comply with UCITS regulations, AlphaQuest UCITS Fund’s exposure to commodities is through Structured Financial Instruments.
AlphaQuest UCITS Fund
Nigol Koulajian is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Quest. Mr. Koulajian founded Quest in March 2001 to pursue his passion for quantitative investment research and strategy development, which he has focused on from the beginning of his career in the early 1990’s. After lengthy research, Mr. Koulajian identified specific strategies using proprietary techniques that have been continuously enhanced over the past twenty-three years and became the basis for the growth of Quest. The firm, based in New York, manages $2.3 billion in assets and employs thirty-eight people as of September 2023.
In 2002, Mr. Koulajian started the NOK Foundation, which is committed to promoting the study and practice of yoga and meditation globally. Mr. Koulajian has acted as a board member of the Omega Institute and David Lynch Foundation. Mr. Koulajian earned an MBA in finance from Columbia Business School and a BS in electrical engineering from Notre Dame.
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