After over 8 months of preparation, formation, operations construction and meeting with prospective team members, my quant hedge fund is finally launching. It's being led by myself as well as a former 15 year Goldman alum. Been a pretty longtime lurker on WSO from a different account (Don't have access to the email on it) but I thought I'd make a post to hear some of your guys' thoughts and any ideas you might have.
We're not a long-crypto fund, which is the main belief system of the fund, and I guess our edge. The goal was to derive the tech and process in a traditional quant fund and apply it to crypto/digital assets because the usability in these markets were a lot more attractive for the strategies we had going in equities and derivatives. In the middle of (if you want to call it) a 'crypto recession', our backtesting results are looking pretty sweet, yielding green year-to-date ROI. The basis was to establish unbiasedness in the trading so while we might not have super monster returns in years like 2017, we survive years like 2018.
Happy to answer any questions if I can also. Thanks, looking forward to hearing any thoughts on the subject!