Quantitative Analytics & Advisory Services

“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see” -Sir Winston Churchill

Quantitative Analytics

FQS dedicates significant resources to its research and development effort to build proprietary tools that enhance our investment methodology. Our tools have been developed using long look-back periods which makes them more robust. We use advanced technology to process, filter and group tens of thousands of data points every month, ensuring inputs are accurate, comprehensive and current. FQS ensures it is at the cutting edge of quantitative finance through close ties with academia, including Dr. Frey’s relationship with Stony Brook University where he serves as a Research Professor in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Statistics. The firm’s investment and operational experience allows our academic research and development to be put into practice.

Qualitative Analysis

FQS analyses investment portfolios and is an expert in quantitative, qualitative and operational due diligence on hedge funds and alternative investments. We offer our clients attribution and exposure insights and recommend modifications to improve a portfolio’s risk & return profile. The evaluation process comprises a comprehensive quantitative review of the client’s portfolio level to assess the efficiency of the fund mix and/or review at the single fund level to analyse the quality of each individual hedge fund selection. The firm utilizes its suite of proprietary analytical tools that includes the FQS Factor Model, volatility regime shift models, smoothing techniques for performance analysis and non-linear exposure modelling to identify systemic sources of risk and recommend capital allocations.

Our team of investment professionals ensure that conclusions drawn from quantitative analysis are consistent with a fund’s investment approach, as determined through our qualitative and operational due diligence processes. Key qualitative factors that are appraised include personnel, culture, risk management, liquidity, leverage, transparency and referencing.

Bespoke Solutions 

We combine our quantitative and qualitative analysis to create bespoke investment solutions to meet each individual client’s objectives. A comprehensive range of outcomes can be targeted, incorporating alternative or traditional asset classes. Our quantitative tools can be calibrated to defined levels of risk, volatility and market exposure.

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Terms of Use and Legal Disclaimer

By accessing this site you signify your agreement with, and understanding of, the following Terms of Use and Legal Information pertaining to both this site and any material on it. This site is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions, and notices contained herein. Your use of this site constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices. FQS Capital Partners L.P & FQS Capital Partners LLP (together “FQS”), hereinafter defined, reserves the right to change the terms, conditions, and notices under which this site is offered.

General information and disclaimer

The information contained in this website has been prepared and is communicated by FQS Capital Partners L.P which is registered with the U.S Securities Exchange Commission as an Investment Adviser and whose registered address is 40 North Country Road, Port Jefferson, New York 11777 and FQS Capital Partners LLP, which is incorporated under the laws of England and Wales (company no. OC348870), is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA registration number 513713 - the link to the FCA register is: https://register.fca.org.uk/), together both firms are described herein as 'FQS' and FQS Capital Management (Cayman) Limited, an exempted company registered in the Cayman Islands with registered number 236656 having its registered office at, 4th Floor, Harbour Place, 103 South Church Street Grand Cayman, KY1-1002.

FQS Alternatives Fund L.P is a Delaware Limited Partnership and FQS Alternatives Fund Limited is an open ended multi-class investment company incorporated with limited liability in the Cayman Islands (together the "Funds").

This website is published solely for informational purposes and does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to subscribe for or purchase any investment and is provided for information purposes only. Neither this website, nor the fact of its distribution form the basis of, nor may be relied on in connection with, any contract to subscribe for or purchase any investment. This website does not constitute an offer or solicitation by anyone in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation is not authorised or to anyone to whom it is unlawful to make such a solicitation. Recipients should inform themselves of and observe all applicable laws and regulations including, without limitation, any taxation or exchange control legislation in the countries of their citizenship, residence, domicile or such other status as may be relevant in connection with any subscription of shares. FQS disclaims all responsibility in the event that you download any information from the website in breach of any law or regulation of the country in which you reside.

United States of America: In particular, the shares in the FQS Alternatives Fund Limited have not been registered under any United States securities legislation and they are not being offered, directly or indirectly in the United States of America or in any of the territories or possessions or areas subject to its jurisdiction or to its citizens or persons thereof. The FQS Alternatives Fund LP is not registered as an investment company by virtue of Section 3(c)(7) of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended (the "1940 Act"). It complies with Section 3(c)(7) of the 1940 Act which permits private investment companies (such as the Partnership) to sell their interests, on a private placement basis, to an unlimited number of "qualified purchasers", as that term is defined under the 1940 Act.

United Kingdom: Any financial promotion contained in this website is issued by FQS Capital Partners LLP which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA"). The Funds are defined as "Unregulated Collective Investment Schemes" ("UCIS") and the promotion of a UCIS either within the UK or from the UK is severely restricted by statute. Consequently, relevant offerings are only made available to professional clients and eligible counterparties as defined by the FCA and also to persons of a kind to whom the Fund may lawfully be promoted by an authorised person by virtue of Section 238(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 and COBS 4.12.4R. Shares in the Funds should only be purchased by persons with experience of participating in unregulated schemes and any other person who receives such documents should not rely upon them. Though FQS Capital Partners LLP is authorised and regulated by the FCA, most if not all of the protections provided by the United Kingdom regulatory system will not apply to investments in the products & services detailed within this website.

Legal and regulatory statements

Introduction

FQS Capital Partners L.P is registered with the U.S Securities Exchange Commission as an Investment Adviser. FQS Capital LLP is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority ("FCA") and is therefore subject to the FCA's Prudential Sourcebook for Banks, Building Societies and Investment Firms ("BIPRU").

Confidentiality

Information is generally viewed as proprietary if sharing that information with the public would undermine a competitive position. Proprietary information may include information on products or systems that, if shared with competitors, would render the Company's investments therein less valuable. Further, the Company must regard information as confidential if there are obligations to customers or other counterparty relationships binding the Company to confidentiality. In the event that any such information is omitted, the Company shall disclose such and explain the grounds why it has not been disclosed.

Background of FQS Capital Partners L.P & FQS Capital Partners LLP ("FQS")

FQS is an independent fund of hedge fund manager with offices in the US and the UK. FQS looks to offer bespoke investment management solutions and advisory to clients, applying amongst other things its bespoke quantitative technologies.

FQS Capital Partners LLP – Stewardship Code

FQS Capital Partners LLP fully supports the UK Stewardship Code (“The Code”) which sets out good practice for institutional investors (and investment managers) when engaging with the UK listed companies in which they invest, and is intended to enhance this relationship.

However, as an investment manager that manages investments in hedge funds there are no investee companies for the firm to interact with or shareholder value to protect. Therefore, The Code does not currently apply to the firm’s activities as an investment manager.

FQS Capital Partners LLP will keep the position under review and should it consider expanding its range of operations it will determine whether the Code is likely to become applicable to its investment management activities.

Shareholder Rights Directive (SRD II)

SRD II aims to promote effective stewardship and long-term investment decision making, in respect of shares traded on EEA regulated markets and comparable regulated markets outside the EEA. It came into effect on 10 June 2019.

The rules require asset managers, who invest in shares traded on a regulated market detailed above, to:

Publish their shareholder engagement policy (or explain why they don't have one) – COBS 2.2B.5R.
Make annual public disclosures relating to the implementation of their shareholder engagement policy, from 10 June 2020 – COBS 2.2B.5R.
Make disclosures to asset owners, including how their investment strategies contribute to the medium to long term performance of their assets – COBS 2.2B.9R.
FQS Capital Partners LLP does not manage investments in shares which are traded on an EEA regulated market, or on a comparable regulated market outside the EEA, and so the SRD II rules do not apply to it. Therefore, we have not developed a shareholder engagement policy and nor are we required to make the disclosures outlined above.

These policy positions are reassessed by the Partners on an annual basis or ad hoc as needs be.

For further information on the Firm’s approach contact: Keith O’Callaghan, +44 207 614 9600, compliance@fqscapital.com.

Privacy Notice

This notice (the Privacy Notice) provides information about how FQS Capital Partners LLP and any affiliated companies within the FQS Group (“FQS”, “we”, “us”, “our”) gather and uses personal information. We are committed to respecting the confidentiality of the personal information you supply to us and all data will be processed in accordance with data privacy laws.

This notice applies to any personal data we receive from you, create or obtain from other sources and explains how it will be used by us. It is important that you take the time to read and understand this notice so that you understand how we will use your personal data and your rights in relation to your personal data.

Personal data that we collect from you

We will collect and use the following personal data about you and your representatives:

Information you give us

This is information about you (and your financial adviser/representative, if applicable,) that you (and/or your financial adviser/representative, if applicable) give us by filling in forms or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail or otherwise. The information you give us may include name, address, e-mail, address, phone number and identification records.
Details of your company directors, shareholders, authorised signatories and identification documents.
Banking details.
Records of all communications including electronic communications with our staff and meeting notes.
If you have not disabled your cookies, analytic information such as how you use our site, the time and duration of your visit, and how you located our website is collected.

Information we receive from other sources

Verifying your identity – We may use information provided by third parties (e.g. fraud prevention agencies) when verifying your identity and when carrying out anti money laundering checks. Such information may include some details about any criminal convictions and any allegations regarding criminal activity that relate to you, as well as details of your status as a politically exposed person. It may also include your nationality and identification records (e.g. passport information).

Public databases – We may obtain information about you from public databases.

How we use your personal data

Your personal data may be used by us in the following ways:

General uses of information

The information which we collect and what we use it for will depend on the nature of our business relationship with you. We use your information:

To provide you with services which you have requested and to fulfil our contractual obligation towards you;
For our internal business administration and record keeping purposes;
For legal and regulatory compliance purposes, including as necessary to respond to governmental, regulatory or law enforcement agency requests;

Background checks

To verify your identity as part of our client onboarding process;
In order to detect and prevent fraud and money laundering;
In order to identify politically exposed persons;
In order to assess your risk profile;
Sharing of information with third parties
The company may share your personal data with selected third parties for the purposes of contracts entered into with suppliers, sub-contractors and administrators or to fulfil any legal or regulatory obligations.

It is our duty to ensure all our third parties abide by GDPR protocol.

What are your rights?

Under GDPR your rights as a data subject includes;

Subject to certain circumstances, legal and contractual conditions and the legitimate interests of FQS, you have

The right to request a copy of the personal data about you, which we hold.
To have any inaccurate personal data corrected.
To have your personal data deleted.
To withdraw your consent to processing.
To object to or restrict our use of your personal data.
You may also make a complaint to us or to the relevant data protection authority if you have a concern about our handling of your personal data.

If you wish to do any of the above, please send an email to compliance@fqscapital.com. We may request that you prove your identity by providing us with a copy of a valid means of identification in order for us to comply with our security obligations and to prevent unauthorised disclosure of data. We reserve the right to charge you a reasonable administrative fee for any manifestly unfounded or excessive requests concerning your access to your data, and for any additional copies of the personal data you request from us.