Winton’s founder, David Harding, has been at the forefront of data-driven, systematic investment management for 30 years. After graduating from Cambridge in theoretical physics, David worked as a trader at the newly opened London International Financial Futures Exchange (LIFFE). He quickly saw the potential for statistical inference and modern computing to be used to identify trading signals – contrary to the prevalent notion of market efficiency. In 1987, David joined forces with two partners to found Adam, Harding and Lueck (AHL), where they developed a range of highly profitable investment strategies. AHL was subsequently bought by Man Group.
David founded Winton in 1997 with the belief that the scientific method offers the best approach to investing. His investment philosophy was captured in a speech and subsequent paper to the Royal Society in 1993. This document has served as a manifesto, defining Winton’s guiding principles ever since.
Today, Winton advises on approximately $30 billion of assets for many of the world’s largest pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, banks and fund platforms. We employ more than 400 people in offices around the globe: London, Oxford, Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai, Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo and Zurich.
Approximately $30bn AUA
We advise institutions around the world on approximately US$30bn of investments. Our clients include university endowments, sovereign wealth funds, foundations, pension funds and private savers. We are proud of the trust that they place in us.
More than 1,000,000,000 pieces of information ingested daily
We ingest all kinds of data (prices, volumes, weather reports, shipping movements…) from various public and proprietary sources. This data is immediately cleaned, tested and made available to our trading systems.
Nine offices around the world
We have offices in nine locations around the world including; London, Oxford, Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai, Sydney, San Francisco, Tokyo and Zurich.
More than 50 PhDs, 15 academic disciplines, from 38 countries around the world
We employ more than 400 people from around the world - our people come from a broad spectrum of disciplines.
More than 50 proprietary algorithms
Since inception, Winton has developed a large amount of proprietary technology and research. These algorithms sit at the core of all our trading activity, and are responsible for computing our signals, efficiently executing our strategies and managing our risk.