Palomar Capital

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FIRM OVERVIEW

Palomar operates a systematic quantitative futures strategy with a track record of stable positive returns with low volatility and a low correlation to hedge fund and market benchmarks.  The Founding Partners Patrick Boyle and Jesse Boyle first worked together in 2004 while studying at London Business School researching alternative investment strategies.  Patrick Boyle has worked in asset management since 1997. He began his futures trading career in 2001 initially working for Victor Niederhoffer, a former partner of George Soros and an innovator in statistical / quantitative trading.  Jesse McDougall researched investment strategies and managed money since 2005, initially in Barclays Capital’s Equity Derivatives Arbitrage Group running both long/short equities and systematic futures strategies.

Palomar brings together the best risk-return strategies of the Partners’ investment experience.  The strategy is based on short-term statistically significant market behaviours that recur over time.

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ABOUT US

Palomar operates a systematic quantitative futures strategy with a track record of stable positive returns with low volatility and a low correlation to hedge fund and market benchmarks.

Our core investment philosophy is that strategies should be built around persistent and understandable investor behaviours.   Palomar aims to provide investors with steady returns that are uncorrelated to the markets we invest in and to competing hedge funds.  Palomar’s strategy is driven by statistically significant anomalies and price behaviors that recur over time, enabling us to produce consistent performance across market conditions.

OUR STRATEGY

Jesse Boyle

Founding Partner

Jesse began trading at Barclays Capital in a Proprietary Trading group in 2005, researching and trading a variety of alpha strategies including long/short, event-driven and quantitative futures trading. Before Barclays she worked in Corporate Finance for BMO Capital Markets both in Canada and in London, working on advisory teams for large-cap Canadian companies. Jesse is a part-time Visiting Professor at Queen Mary, University of London. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree concentrating in Finance, with a minor in Mathematics from McGill University (Great Distinction), and a Master’s in Finance from London Business School (Distinction).

INVESTMENT STRATEGY

Our core investment philosophy is that strategies should be built around persistent and understandable investor behaviours.   Palomar aims to provide investors with steady returns that are uncorrelated to the markets we invest in and to competing hedge funds.  Palomar’s strategy is driven by statistically significant anomalies and price behaviors that recur over time, enabling us to produce consistent performance across market conditions.

Palomar focuses research on, and trades only in, highly liquid, developed-market futures contracts.  Each position taken has strictly defined entry and exit parameters.  Tight risk management controls are built in from the start.

We are a directional futures firm with a distinctive strategy that has been proven to add material diversification benefits within a portfolio including CTAs or other hedge funds along with traditional investments.

NEWS

LATEST NEWS

 

August 2018 :           Palomar short-listed for five 2018 CTA Intelligence European Performance Awards (Link)

June 2018 :                Palomar wins BarclayHedge Top 10 Performance Award

April 2018 :                Palomar wins BarclayHedge Top 10 Performance Award

September 2017 :    Palomar short-listed for three 2017 CTA Intelligence Performance Awards

April 2017 :                Palomar short-listed for HFM Week Quantitative Hedge Fund Performance Award

November 2016 :     Palomar short-listed for three 2016 CTA Intelligence Performance Awards

March 2016 :             Palomar short-listed HFM Awards 2015, Best Specialist Hedge Fund.

February 2015 :        Risk.Net Interview On the Challenges Facing New Managers.(Link)

January 2015 :           Palomar wins BarclayHedge Top 10 Performance Award

October 2014 :          Appearance on Hedge Fund Lions Den.(Link)

September 2014 :     Interview With Michael Covel. (Link)

July 2013 :                   Telegraph article: Quants: The Maths Geniuses Running Wall Street. (Link)

August 2012 :             London Business School Impact Interview. (Link)

July 2012 :                   Bloomberg: Patrick Boyle Plans Hedge Fund With Backing From Stanley Fink. (Link)

July 2012 :                   FIN Alternatives: Patrick Boyle Readies Hedge Fund. (Link)

July 2012 :                   Niederhoffer initiate and UK finance professor launches hedge fund. (Link)

 

 

email: info@palomarfund.com

 

Telephone: UK +44 207 099 1899         USA  +1 617 758 8055

CAREERS AT PALOMAR

 

Attracting, motivating and retaining top talent is a priority at Palomar. Palomar gives employees the opportunity to make a difference with their ideas and see their work deliver results.

Palomar is a research-driven company, where technical ability and innovation are highly prized. Creativity in designing and implementing trading strategies is at the heart of our success. Our elite team of employees deals with complex challenges on a daily basis. Solving these problems involves harnessing our employees’ diverse skills, while working in an open, friendly atmosphere that fosters creativity and promotes teamwork.

Palomar has a small company culture. We employ creative self starters who enjoy seeing a project through from start to finish. Employees may have specific roles, but their input in different areas is always welcome, as the overall goal is to consistently improve the way we do business.

Palomar is a customer focused company.  Customer satisfaction is core to the success of our business.  Employees are expected to understand that achieving customer focus involves ensuring that the whole organization puts customers first.

Palomar aims to provide employees with a high quality of life. We’re looking for creative, technical, science-minded professionals. If you fit the bill, we welcome you to take a look at the career opportunities Palomar has to offer.

Patrick Boyle

Founding Partner

Patrick has been developing and trading the quantitative futures strategy underlying Palomar since 2001, while working for Victor Niederhoffer, a former partner of George Soros'. Patrick has since been a Portfolio Manager at RBS, Millennium and Nomura. Patrick has traded this system across a variety of difficult market conditions from very low-volatility environments through to the extreme volatility in 2008. He is a Visiting Professor at Queen Mary, University of London and at King's College London and has co-authored two finance textbooks. Patrick has a Bachelors degree in Management from Trinity College Dublin, and a Master’s degree in Finance from London Business School.