nested alpha

Two Sigma Securities and the Competitive Market Landscape

In this Feed post, Alphacution returns to an important question: Is there enough theoretical alpha still available for another highly successful nested alpha strategy architecture (NASA) player, like Citadel or SIG? The combo of Two Sigma Investments and Two Sigma Securities was - and still is - the focal point for this question...

By |2022-10-01T23:01:29-04:00September 29th, 2022|For Subscribers|

Inspired by Renaissance Technologies: In Pursuit of the Omnitrade (and an Upgraded Map)

Inspired by Renaissance Technologies - as described in Greg Zuckerman's book, "The Man Who Solved The Market: How Jim Simons Launched The Quant Revolution - Alphacution leverages the concept of "factor dimensionality" to make a significant enhancement to its ecosystem map framework.

By |2021-03-11T01:58:12-05:00March 4th, 2021|For Subscribers|

Susquehanna Securities and the Hidden Stat Arb Strategy

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.."Plutarch The comment has been made here before, likely more than once: As we go along the path of our research, our ability to see - to interpret the data, and the shapes that are formed from that data - tends to improve. This is not only true of newer shapes forged from amalgamations of newer data - and additional sources - but of older shapes, as well. Recently, I stumbled over a series of charts first published in July 2019 in the Feed post, "Ranking Strategy Speed for Top Quants, Market Makers," which remains among our more fascinating discoveries. Therein, we compared average stock position sizing for a list of notable trading and hedge fund firms, from Renaissance Technologies (RenTech), D. E. Shaw, and Two Sigma to Jane Street, Hudson River Trading (HRT), and Tower Research Capital (TRC). Citadel Securities and Susquehanna Securities were in the mix, as well. The rankings were roughly delineated between [...]

By |2020-12-11T15:57:24-05:00December 1st, 2020|For Subscribers|