Hedge Funds

Fund profile: Algorithm-driven model aims to drive steady returns

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The Von der Heydt - ACCURA AF1 fund achieves its alpha by investing its holdings at statistically the right time, according to Michael Demmel a founder of the firm that manages the fund.

Demmel, Rüdiger Fries and Hadi Saidi (pictured left to right) are the founders of Berlin-based Accura Consult. The trio developed the algorithm-driven trading model which is 100% computerised and uses four different calculations – including the best time of the year to invest.

Demmel says: “From our analysis we know that during winter months that equity markets are likely to go up compared