Short Selling

Definition

Where an investor profits from falling markets by selling futures contracts. Investors can also profit from falls in the value of individual equities, by borrowing shares, selling them, and buying them back to return to the lender at a later date.

Approach

We design intelligent investment systems that evolve as financial markets change through time. Our decisions are driven by the empirical analysis of data, rather than instinct or intuition.

Strategies

Winton’s systematic strategies are all underpinned by the belief that markets, rather than being efficient, exhibit hard-to-detect yet identifiable patterns.

Research

Winton’s considerable investment in scientific research has produced a wide range of new innovations ranging from new investment strategies to enhanced research methodology.