A Quant fund is a hedge fund that uses statistical techniques, mathematical modeling, and automated algorithms, rather than fundamental analysis and human judgment, to make investment decisions and execute trades. Much has been written about Quant funds over the past few years and far from being complex the methodology behind a Quant fund is relatively straightforward.

Hedge funds are investment firms that use complex strategies and other forms of hedge fund management to generate returns for their investors. They are different from traditional investment funds that invest in stocks and bonds, and they are less regulated and much more opaque. This opaqueness is by design because many Hedge Funds are based offshore for tax and secrecy purposes.

A study by Yale and NYU Stern economists suggests that the average annual return on a ten-year hedge fund investment is 13.6%, while that for an indexed investment strategy can be as little as 0.25% per year or less. This is much higher than the flat 1 per cent charge that traditional financial advisers charge, which is 16.5 per cent. By contrast, Asset Secured Investments generate around a 10% return year on year with a greatly reduced risk profile, having