Horton Point To Seed Quant Start-ups

New York-based systematic trading firm Horton Point is trying its hand at the seeding business. The firm is raising a private equity fund—the Soundview Emerging Managers Fund I—to serve as a seeding vehicle for a number of systematic traders. “We see large numbers of deeply experienced talented quantitative traders being displaced from large firms,” said Horton Point CEO and co-founder Dimitri Sogoloff in a statement. “Many are eager to set up their own shops. Their alpha-generation skills are very appealing, but they lack other ingredients necessary to build a successful hedge fund organization. We feel we are uniquely positioned to help them in this process.” Horton Point will provide sta

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