Seismology models sound out safe ground for DG Partners

Quake technology helps quant firm time entry and exit points – and buck trend-following trend

Seismic movement

For the quants at DG Partners, the key to outperforming trend following’s flagging returns was, figuratively speaking, right under their noses – or perhaps more accurately, under their feet. The models the firm deploys draw, rather unusually, on the science of goldmining.  

It’s an oddly appropriate adoption of the technology. Before working in finance, the firm’s head of research, Stefanel Radu, was part of a team of scientists in South Africa assessing the risk of deep-level goldmines

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