Launches & Closures

Piquant piques investor curiosity with quant strategy

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Singapore-based Piquant Capital is creating a considerable buzz amongst the investor community with a systematic quantitative trading strategy it plans to roll out in early 2013. The equity market-neutral strategy - Piquant Ena (PIENA) - is already being run in a managed account format, with backing from three prominent family groups, since October 2011, with returns so far of 11-12%. 
The firm plans to open up the strategy to external investors and convert it into a fund around February or earlier next year. The list of original backers is impressive, and includes Michael Nock, founder of Doric Capital and