Gareth Henry Sees A New Trend In Investing: Qualitative InvestingJanuary 3, 2019 - Author: steph
Recently, quantitative investing has become popular in the world of investors and Gareth Henry, the former head of investor relations at Fortress Investment, has been a witness to this new-found popularity.
Quantitative Investing might have begun when investors started doing technical trades. They based their trades on market movement, instead of fundamental factors that could be the earning power of a company or its industry position. These technical trades were based on advance or decline lines, moving averages and chart formations. Traders would go to the charts to get this information.
Qualitative investing ultimately means using mathematical computations and number to see what trading opportunities are out there. It could also be seen trading based on qualitative analysis.
The main reason for the current popularity of qualitative investing is that the power of computers has advanced enough that they can be used to do the computations that qualitative investing needs. The advancement of computer power has created a whole new class of traders. They are not surprisingly called qualitative traders that have been nicknamed quants.
Gareth Henry has looked at the new trend in investing and and has come to the conclusion like most things, it is not perfect. The Achilles heel of qualitative investing is that no matter how many computations that a person does on the computer, it will miss a seismic change in the interest-rate climate. No matter what strategy that a person use with this kind of investing, it will have a blind spot for interest-rates.
What is Gareth Henry’s background?
Gareth Henry got a Bachelor of Science in Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics. He was a double major and he was able to get honors in both subjects. He attended Heriot-Watt University from 1997 to 2001. He then moved to an analyst for three years at Watson-Wyatt. From 2004 to 2007, he worked as an Investments Manager at SEI Investments and Directors of Strategic Solutions at Schroders Plc. From 2007 to 2015, he worked at Fortress Investment Group as the Head of International Investor Relations. Gareth Henry left Fortress to have the same position at Angelo Gordon in January of 2016 and is now looking for a new position, probably in investment. Gareth Henry is expert in private credit and hedge funds. Gareth Henry has years of experience with alternative investments, in particular, private credit.
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