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Pierre Villeneuve starts Q Capital with new quantitative trading approach

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

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Pierre Villeneuve
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

Pierre Villeneuve co-founded Mapleridge Capital in 1998, a Canadian hedge fund firm that specialised in short-term quantitative trading and managed more than US$1.4bn. He sold his stake 11 years later and started a lengthy non-compete period. But that was no vacation for him, as he kept busy developing a new approach to quantitative asset management, as well as later serving as CEO at a couple of financial sector companies.

He is now back on the scene with a new firm called Q Capital, some of his former staff from Mapleridge, and a new trading model which will prove its worth later this year after the launch of a UCITS fund planed for 1st July, in partnership with a Paris-based manager.

After leaving Mapleridge, "I always had in the back of my mind the idea that I would reenter this space at some point in the future," he told Opalesque. "Now, fast forward to the last year or so, I took it upon myself to start up Q Capital. My former firm unfortunately went out of business in late 2012, so consequently, my entire team disbanded and went to various places to work. During my conversations with them, I found they all felt it would be great if we could all work togeth......................

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