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tradeking


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Joined: May 2016
 
Posted: 2017-03-07 06:56
http://jonathankinlay.com/2017/03/systematic-strategies-fund-feb-2017/

The performance of his funds seem way too good to be true for a non-closed fund (SR > 4). Does anyone have any experience investing with him, or know any details of his legitimacy?

Maggette


Total Posts: 933
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Posted: 2017-03-07 09:31
If you subscribe to his blog, they get to you with an IMHO relative aggressive sales pitch (contacting you via mail and asking in which country you live in and if investing might be a possibility).

Writing that stuff to some (in my case) generic @gmail.com mail that just subscribed to your blog is kind of strange.

Some stories on that page about his usage of GAs don't sound to convincing to me.

But keep in my mind: all my comments basically aren't really fact based. Would also be interested in more informations on that topic.

Ich kam hierher und sah dich und deine Leute lächeln, und sagte mir: Maggette, scheiss auf den small talk, lass lieber deine Fäuste sprechen...

Dizzy


Total Posts: 245
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Posted: 2017-03-07 11:42
It shouldn't be too hard finding some background info on JK by googling, or even by searching this forum.

I am not in a position to give an opinion on his fund, but he has been in the industry for a long time, which should lend him some credibility.

"Although the code snippet makes taking over the earth look fairly easy, you don't see all the hard work going on behind the scenes." - Programming F#, Chris Smith

Maggette


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Posted: 2017-03-07 17:21
"..but he has been in the industry for a long time, which should lend him some credibility."

Should it?Big Smile

Ich kam hierher und sah dich und deine Leute lächeln, und sagte mir: Maggette, scheiss auf den small talk, lass lieber deine Fäuste sprechen...

ThomasJ02


Total Posts: 33
Joined: Feb 2009
 
Posted: 2017-03-07 20:28
You can PM me for some color on this

tradeking


Total Posts: 7
Joined: May 2016
 
Posted: 2017-03-07 21:30
I can't find a way to PM on this forum (perhaps my post count is not high enough yet). But I am interested on your color. Can you please email me instead? My email is in my profile. Many thanks.

Dizzy


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Posted: 2017-03-08 09:09
Maggette: Key word being "some". Smiley

Some of his previous ventures have been well publicized (for better or worse), so he is not just some anonymous armchair expert. Also, I tend to enjoy his technical writings, even if I don't necessarily agree with everything he says.

That said, never take a 4-sharpe track record at face value without proper due diligence.

"Although the code snippet makes taking over the earth look fairly easy, you don't see all the hard work going on behind the scenes." - Programming F#, Chris Smith

FDAXHunter
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Posted: 2017-03-08 19:13
I can provide some color as well (it's not the kind of color that people like though).

The Figs Protocol.

HitmanH


Total Posts: 417
Joined: Apr 2005
 
Posted: 2017-03-08 22:44
Can add a lot too.

Drop me an email if need anything - although I think you may already have enough...

AndyM


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Posted: 2017-03-09 16:49
The blogroll on that website links to ZeroHedge. Do you need to see anything more?

I used to be disgusted; now I try to be amused...

NeroTulip


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Posted: 2017-03-10 09:58
Is the color red, as in red ink or blood?

"Earth: some bacteria and basic life forms, no sign of intelligent life" (Message from a type III civilization probe sent to the solar system circa 2016)

HitmanH


Total Posts: 417
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Posted: 2017-03-10 10:47
I think there might have been more money generated for lawyers, rather then investors... (or him / former colleagues)

gill


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Posted: 2017-03-13 09:39
Wouldn't that be easier to ask for ISIN and verify the track record instead of making guesses?
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