Formed in 2008, ISAM is an alternative investment manager specialising in systematic investing. The management team has amassed over 150 years of combined experience within the quantitative alternative investment space. Led by Stanley Fink, who as CEO of Man Group oversaw that company’s growth to become the largest quoted hedge fund manager in the world, ISAM has deep experience in institutional alternative asset management and trend following strategies in particular.
The group is comprised of three businesses; ISAM Systematic, ISAM Multi-Strategy and ISAM FX.
ISAM Systematic is a pure trend following strategy and traces its roots back to 1981. The underlying system was originally developed and maintained by Mint Investment Management Company, and was the first CTA to reach USD 1bn AUM during its 15 year joint venture with Stanley Fink’s Man Group. Latterly it was managed by Hite Capital Management, the family office of Mint’s founder, Larry Hite. The Hite team was reunited with Stanley Fink, now running the ISAM team in 2010, bringing the highly successful system and 30 year track record to the combined entity. ISAM Systematic’s trend following strategy, the firm’s flagship product, delivers a pure trend following product, with a transparent approach to reporting and research.
ISAM Multi-Strategy is responsible for the ISAM Fusion and ISAM Currencies portfolios. ISAM Fusion is a proprietary portfolio that allocates to a number of external managers and is not marketed. ISAM Currencies is a multi-strategy FX portfolio allocating risk to a variety of foreign exchange trading strategies many of which have been tested in the Fusion portfolio. It allocates exclusively through a managed account structure with close control and a rigorous stop loss mechanism.
ISAM FX is an FX execution service provider that has born from an initiative to ensure ISAM Systematic trades OTC FX as efficiently as possible. It connects clients to multiple liquidity providers with the intention of improving liquidity, pricing and execution to the end user. It has access to multiple liquidity providers and delivers highly competitive, transparent and controlled pricing, to all ISAM products and any other client that wishes to use the platform.
Over the course of the past three years, ISAM has focused its internal efforts on forging the high grade research, operations and client service functionalities necessary to cater to institutional clients, while maintaining the cultural respect for risk and best-of-breed, strategy specific research.
As a function of these efforts, ISAM has grown to approximately USD 600mm, with a varied institutional investor base, 31 employees worldwide, primary offices in NY and London and a growing reputation for thought provoking research and industry leading transparency.
ISAM (Europe) LLP is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom. ISAM (Europe) LLP is registered in England: No 593379.
ISAM (USA) LLC is registered with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) as a commodity pool operator (CPO) and commodity trading advisor (CTA) with respect to the fund.
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