Quantedge Capital: Best Diversified Investment Strategy Asia 2020


Quantedge Capital is a Singapore-based investment management firm that runs a systematic quantitative investment strategy that harvests risk premia across a broad range of asset classes, including equities, bonds, commodities, currencies and insurance-linked securities. The investment strategy requires a long-term investment horizon and patience to persevere through short-term market volatility. The asset manager began operations in Singapore in 2006 and opened a  New York office a few years later, but the firm continues to run only a single investment portfolio via its product, Quantedge Global Fund. The fund dynamically allocates capital across more than 200 different markets and instruments, making it one of the most  diversified investment funds globally. The fund’s AUM stands at approximately $2.5bn at the start of 2021 with a track record of delivering over 20 percent net annualised returns since inception. All indicators point to a well-run and profitable enterprise, but Quantedge doesn’t rest on its laurels. It implements a process of continuous improvement focused on areas such as further diversification of the investment portfolio, investment and operational robustness and building a deep bench of talent within the firm. Employees collaborate as a unified team — and collectively represent the largest investor in the fund. This creates an iron-clad alignment of interests between the firm and external investors. Quantedge is regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and holds a Capital Markets Services license for fund management. The CFI.co judging panel is pleased to present Quantedge with the 2020 award for the Best Diversified Investment Strategy in Asia.