Systematic investing is a rules-based approach to investment management. Instead of making judgement calls on the merits of an individual investment, systematic investment managers seek out trading rules that can be profitable if applied consistently to financial markets.
Perhaps the best-known systematic investment strategy is the index tracker, whereby positions are updated each quarter, depending on the index's inclusion criteria. Systematic investment managers, such as Winton, take a more dynamic and diversified approach, applying multiple trading rules to more than 100 markets.
The Winton Absolute Return Futures Fund gives UK investors access to the firm’s diversified approach to systematic investing. The fund combines multiple systematic investment strategies to construct portfolios capable of navigating a range of market environments.