The Choice for Elite Portfolio Managers

Quantitative Manager Initiative

Schonfeld offers a unique business opportunity for quantitative portfolio managers with the objective of enabling them to:

  • Maximize their earnings potential.
  • Satisfy their need for scalable, risk tolerant capital.
  • Maintain their autonomy and retain intellectual property rights.
  • Integrate into a customizable state-of-the-art technology environment.

The Schonfeld Edge

Sophisticated Investor:

Schonfeld’s more than 25 years of trading and asset management success are a testament to the firm's core competence.

  • Accomplished manager of capital and trading risk.
  • Experienced, risk-tolerant, stable investor in quantitative investment strategies.
  • Committed and scalable long-term capital.
  • Independent manager evaluation.
Investment Independence:

Schonfeld has created a unique structure to provide managers with autonomy and flexibility to enable them to maximize the value of their businesses.

  • Managers may establish independent advisory firms and have access to Schonfeld’s network of external service providers..
  • Managers maintain portable track records.
  • Managers are permitted to co-invest in their own strategies.
  • Managers can be afforded the option to accommodate external capital.
  • Managers are afforded significant location flexibility and can maintain a global presence.
Custom Technology and Technology Partnerships:

Schonfeld has invested heavily in its technology resources over the years and created an advanced technology solution to facilitate and service our managers.

  • Customized integration of an end-to-end technology solution to meet the specific needs of each trading group.
  • Multiple levels of co-location services in the U.S. and Global Markets providing low latency order-entry.
  • Direct connections to execution venues for market data and order entry.
  • Kdb research environment housing historical and real-time data.
  • Proprietary data center facilities providing reliable, stable and scalable systematic infrastructure.
  • Expense pass-through model with economies of scale provide for reduced cost structure.
Compensation and Capital Allocation:

Schonfeld’s principles around compensation and capital allocation reflect the insights garnered from years of experience working with systematic strategies and managers.

  • Formulaic performance-based compensation with no “netting risk.”
  • Portfolio manager-specific capital allocations.
  • Low transaction and financing costs.
  • Focus on risk-adjusted returns.

Learn More...

To explore this unique business partnership further and to take advantage of the Schonfeld Edge,
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