Winton UCITS Funds ICAV -Winton Diversified Fund (UCITS) I EUR Accumulation

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Legal StructureOpen Ended Investment Company
Inception Date03/07/2017
Fund Advisor(s)
Winton Capital Management Ltd.
Fund ManagerDavid Harding
Manager Start Date03/07/2017
1982, University of Cambridge
David Harding, the founder and president of Winton Capital Management, is a successful global investment manager, an entrepreneur and an advocate for science education and physics research. Mr Harding is Chairman of Winton’s Executive Committee. Since graduating from Cambridge University with a First Class Honours degree in Natural Sciences specialising in Theoretical Physics in 1982, Mr Harding has started two of the world’s leading alternative investment companies. Winton, which he founded in 1997, is a global leader in financial mathematics and scientific research into financial markets and one of the UK’s most successful private companies, currently managing assets in excess of $25 billion. In 1987 Mr Harding co-founded Adam Harding and Lueck (AHL), one of the first systematic trend following CTAs in Europe, which was subsequently bought by the Man Group and remains one of the cornerstones of the FTSE listed company. Mr Harding is deeply committed to furthering science, risk literacy and education in Europe. In November 2010 he pledged £20 million to Cambridge University’s Cavendish Laboratory to fund the Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability. He has also made substantial donations to the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin, the Royal Society, and the Centre for Science and Public Policy at Cambridge University.Winton has endowed a Chair in the Public Understanding of Risk at Cambridge University and sponsored the Institute for the Study of Monetary History at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.
Fund ManagerCarsten Schmitz
Manager Start Date03/07/2017
Career Start Year2008
University of Zurich, Ph.D.
Carsten leads the development of Winton’s investment strategies and is responsible for the firm’s Portfolio Manager Platform initiative. Prior to this, Carsten oversaw the management of Winton’s research division. Carsten joined Winton in London as a senior scientist in 2008 and opened Winton’s Zurich office in 2012. He previously managed a team of researchers whose main focus is return forecasting and the testing and improving of Winton’s futures trading systems. Prior to that, Carsten worked on the modelling of transaction costs and led the design efforts for Winton’s in-house execution algorithms. Carsten became Investment Management Director in August 2016. Carsten earned a diploma in physics with distinction from RWTH Aachen in Germany and holds a PhD with distinction in particle physics from the University of Zurich. For his PhD and postdoctoral position, he worked at the DESY collider facility in Hamburg from 2003 to 2008, where he analysed data from high-energy particle collisions.
Fund ManagerSimon Judes
Manager Start Date03/07/2017
University of Oxford, B.A.
Columbia University, Ph.D.
Simon leads the development of Winton’s investment strategies and is responsible for the firm’s bespoke products. Previously, Simon was Winton’s Futures Strategy Manager since March 2016, responsible for all futures trading systems. Simon joined Winton in 2008 as a Researcher immediately after completing his PhD. He has worked on projects including the design of several commodity and equity systems. Simon has a first-class honours degree from Oxford University, as well as a PhD in physics from Columbia University, where his thesis focused on string theory and cosmology. He initially focused on research into commodities futures, before moving on to other futures and forwards markets, and also cash equities from 2011. In early 2014, Simon joined the Investment Systems team, and became Head of Monitoring later that year. Simon holds a BA (honours) degree in Physics and Philosophy from Oxford University, and a PhD in Physics from Columbia University, where his research work was in string theory and cosmology.
Fund ManagerDan Mercer
Manager Start Date03/07/2017
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