“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.”

– Albert Einstein

Insights

We wish to inject fresh thinking regarding opportunities, as well as challenges, the industry faces today. We are looking to make the research process a rewarding experience.

Publications

Charles Darwin said “A scientific man ought to have no wishes, no affections — a mere heart of stone.” We encourage practical research that unites the best of industry and academia.

  • Factor Timing Model
    Ronald Hua, Dmitri Kantsyrev, and Edward Qian, The Journal of Portfolio Management, Vol. 39, Fall 2012
  • Quantitative Equity Portfolio Management: Modern Techniques and Applications
    Eric Sorensen, Ronald Hua, and Edward Qian, 2007
  • Aspects of Constrained Long-Short Equity Portfolios
    Eric Sorensen, Ronald Hua, Edward Qian, The Journal of Portfolio Management, Vol. 33, Winter 2007
  • Information Horizon, Portfolio Turnover, and Optimal Alpha Models
    Edward Qian, Eric Sorensen, and Ronald Hua, and, The Journal of Portfolio Management, Vol. 34, Fall 2007
  • Contextual Fundamentals, Models and Active Management
    Eric Sorensen, Ronald Hua, and Edward Qian, The Journal of Portfolio Management, Vol. 31, Fall 2005
  • Multiple Alpha Sources and Active Management
    Eric Sorensen, Edward Qian, Robert Schoen, and Ronald Hua, The Journal of Portfolio Management, Vol. 30, Winter 2004
  • Active Risk and Information Ratio
    Edward Qian and Ronald Hua, The Journal of Investment Management, Vol. 2, No 3, 2004

Briefings

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

As the month of May 2019 marked Qtron’s three-year anniversary, we are excited about the future. Thank you for your support and for embracing us. We thank our staff as they strive for excellence, and accomplish the best for our clients.

Now let us share with you some of our milestones.

We now have about $480 million in assets under management (AUM) across four strategies and eight accounts. We are grateful for the support and trust from the early allocators that partnered with us. The majority of flows have been granted to our emerging markets and global equity strategies; our global small cap and Europe small cap strategies have been approved on multiple platforms.

Although we believe our AUM is a notable achievement, our goal in launching Qtron is to create a unique firm with long-term partnerships.

Our focus is always on innovation and investment results.

To help achieve our goal, we are pleased that Mr. Ding Ding, Dr. Clare Sun, and Mr. Jake Walker joined Qtron in 2018. We are excited to work again with Clare and Ding. Jake came highly recommended from a hedge fund in Boston. Their passion, creativity, and ethic of hard work fit seamlessly with our culture.

  • Mr. Ding Ding joined as Chief Technology Officer to lead us for vast data analysis. He brings over twenty years’ experience, with a distinguished career in data infrastructures that improve the speed of data collection, quantitative research, and trading.
  • Dr. Clare Sun joined as a Senior Quantitative Analyst to assist with alpha research and model building. She brings extensive experience developing quantitative models for global and emerging markets strategies.
  • Mr. Jake Walker joined as Operations Manager. He brings over ten years’ experience developing investment software and accounting systems designed to ensure robust back-and middle-office operations and enhance risk management.

This has been a dramatic three years at Qtron: our firm’s AUM is approaching $500 million,—which to us is an important landmark. Our total headcount has grown to eight and we are in the process of adding three more professionals. We are grateful to have been entrusted to serve you and be working alongside a wonderful group of people.

Qtron has never been only about us: it is all about the goal of outperformance for our clients in a transparent and cost-efficient manner.

We are strategically reinvesting in the company and adding resources to maintain the competitive advantage of our investment management services, strength in back-and-middle-office operations, and excellence in client service.

Our long-term plan remains to stay boutique and nimble, technologically advanced, and scientifically thoughtful.

Thank you for your support and investment in Qtron.
It is a privilege to embark on this journey with you.
Thank you for inspiring us to do better and to be better.
We always appreciate your time, ideas, and partnership.
Let us continue onto the next exciting chapter together.