AlphaBetaWorks provides risk management, skill evaluation, and predictive performance analytics. Developed by finance and technology veterans, our proprietary platform combines the latest advances in financial risk modeling, data processing, and statistical analysis. Our Risk Analytics are more robust than alternatives and our Skill Analytics are predictive. For portfolio managers, we identify overlooked exposures, hidden risk clusters, and crowded bets. Managers can focus on risks in areas where they have proven ability to generate excess returns and avoid undesired risks in areas where they do not. For fund investors, we identify the skills, crowding, and hidden portfolio bets of individual funds and portfolios of funds. Investors can identify differentiated and skilled managers that are deploying capital in areas of proven expertise – and more importantly, those that are not.
From 1993 through 2011, I was a Portfolio Manager, Partner, and eventual Head of Discretionary Trading at a macro hedge fund based in Stamford, CT. Since 2012, I have focused on my own investments and trading in equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, and real estate. I hold an MBA from Columbia University.
I am predominantly a medium to long term investor but will occasionally take short term positions when the risk/reward opportunity presents itself. I am mainly a top down investor, focusing on the business cycle with a deep reliance on technicals. I am a big fan of established great companies as well as etfs.
Villi Grdovich is a professional investor with a strong interest in fundamental and quantitative financial analysis. An engineer by training, he has 25 years experience in finance, firstly in project finance with an Australian bank, and then as an analyst and portfolio manager with a major fund manager.
His major interest is in providing independent consulting services to the Fund Management industry.
I am a sixty-year-old Techie. I am long AAPL and RIMM on the Tech side. I own products from neither company. The majority of my investments are aggressive type with some growth and most income-focused. I am a former Edward Jones employee of some 5 years plus. Invested for the long term.
I am currently a Cost Analyst at a fortune 500 manufacturing company. Been dabbling in stocks since I was about 13.
In 2011, I made a plan and I've been investing in mostly large cap stocks to develop a core portfolio with a few speculative plays on the side. More recently, however, I have begun sending new contributions to index ETFs that require less oversight (full time job and grad school eating up most of my time). In addition, I try getting my friends and peers interested in their long term financial goals by setting up IRAs, increasing 401(k) contributions etc.