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jaiman


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Joined: Oct 2004
 
Posted: 2017-10-05 16:11
What are the funding options for “quirky” strategies? By that I mean, ones that give good annual returns, but have some attribute that makes them unappealing to most institutional investors. Let’s say, a large drawdown at some point, or a sharpe that is below 1.

Is it just personal and friends and family money? I have something I want to put in production, run for 3-5 years and then try to get some outside money, but not really sure who the market would be.

HitmanH


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Posted: 2017-10-05 16:55
Sharpe sub 1 - people can live with, if correlation profile is interesting
Large DDs, less so

jaiman


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Posted: 2017-10-05 18:00
To be clear, this is all out of backtesting, but correlation with Sp500 is less than 0.1. Drawdown was 40ish percent, with average return to 18% annually from 1999

goldorak


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Posted: 2017-10-05 18:01
jaiman, do you know that historical low max DD and high sharpe ratios are not predictors of future performance? If you meet the right investors, they will be more interested in what you do and how you do it rather than doing magic with your historical returns. So do not worry too much about these. I would be very concerned with a manager bragging about his low pas drawdowns. This guy would just be a disaster waiting to happen.

Let it run. Anyway your first point of failure is probably yourself. You may abandon it long before thinking of marketing it to anybody else.


If you are not living on the edge you are taking up too much space.

jaiman


Total Posts: 248
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Posted: 2017-10-06 15:47
Ok, thanks Goldorak. Guess I'll get this thing going in January. Here's some stats, hopefully production is close!



contango_and_cash


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Posted: 2017-11-13 21:58
Only knee jerks:

1 - is this the right benchmark? Your returns do not "look" like S&P 500.

2 - idk anything about your strategy - but can you couple it with anything else that reduces dd (even for your own sanity)?

I'd be curious to know your coskew to stocks despite your lowish rho/r2
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