SCIENCE. APPLIED TO FINANCE. Park Capital SA holistic approach to investing; allowing us to spot opportunities that others may overlook..
CLIENTS COME FIRST
Park Capital SA actively engage with our clients in a strategic partnership. We fundamentally believe that the risks of not sharing significantly exceed the risks of sharing.
As such, Park Capital SA establish an on-going dialogue with our investors and strive to exceed expectations by providing outstanding levels of client service and transparency.
Park Capital SA are passionate about our strategies and believe they can provide significant value to our clients over the long-term.
Park Capital SA are dedicated to delivering the optimal solution in everything we do, whether it is research, technology or trading based.
ANY MARKET, ANY MODEL
Park Capital SA believe that no data-set, market or model is out of bounds. We are constantly looking for systematic trading opportunities across the globe and actively encourage our people to find alpha in new places.
The process that turns an idea into a trading strategy is a very systematic and measured one. Park Capital SA start with a large number of ideas and we need to work out which of these has the potential to produce sustainable returns for our investors.
Park Capital SA do that in a two-stage process. The first is simulation, where we take ideas, build strategies out of these ideas, and see how they would have behaved over a long period of time and through many different environments. If we are satisfied with this, we move to the second stage of the process where we paper trade the idea. We trade it live but on paper, so no money is used in the trading but we simulate live trading through the process of time to make sure that this strategy is robust during this live period.
UNCONSTRAINED AND UNCONVENTIONAL THINKING
Park Capital SA bring a scientific, empirical mind-set to investing. We only trade ideas and theories that we can test and prove. We act on evidence and strive to model and understand all aspects of the investment universe. But we are not academic theorists. We are practical scientists who apply our knowledge to producing something of financial value.
Our unique partnership with various universities, the Park Capital SA Research Center, highlights this.
The Park Capital SA Research Center is a research institute which brings together faculty, post-docs and students who are interested in quantitative finance, particularly machine learning techniques and data analytics. Park Capital SA’s researchers work alongside Park Capital SA Research Center academics and this collaborative approach yields deep academic insight into practical commercial research.
Park Capital SA truly believe that state-of-the art analysis trading strategies necessitate state-of-the art technology at all stages; from market data acquisition and initial research through to model implementation and trade execution. This primary focus enables our scientific models to move from concept through back-testing and into production trading with minimum overhead and maximum efficiency.
Having a common programming language and unified codebase promotes collaborative and stimulating working practices, where researchers and technologists naturally exchange ideas in an open environment. Our best-of-breed hardware, tools and software engineering practices ensure high levels of productivity, quality and the necessary agility to quickly meet the needs of a dynamic business.
In Execution technology, our core goal is to ensure best execution for our clients. As we fundamentally consider that competition is key to this, we have multiple trading routes; Park Capital SA-developed algorithms, best-of-breed third-party algorithms and a manual trading desk. We continually enforce rigorous competition between these routes to ensure we are always trading optimally.
Our ongoing research efforts have been recognised with numerous awards in the last 3 years, a selection of which are illustrated below.
Awards and/or ratings are for information purposes only and should not be construed as an endorsement of any Park Capital SA company nor or of their products or services. Please refer to the websites of the sponsors/issuers for information regarding the criteria on which the awards/ratings are determined.