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President, Portfolio Manager

Nick runs the Wells Funds, a group of high yield private debt funds, as well as several global FX and interest rate managed accounts. He is also President and a Director of the firm.

Biography

Philosophy

Work History & Achievements

Fieldhouse Capital Management – Founder & President since 2010
FX & Fixed Income Manager – Wells Funds

Callanish Capital Partners (UK) 2008-2010
Founder partner before leaving for Canada

Aberdeen Asset Management 2005-2008
Head Quant Strategies running 750M
Head of Fixed Income Risk for 150 billion institutional business.

Deutsche Asset Management 2000-2005
Head of Fixed Income Risk and Portfolio Construction

IKOS Partners 1998-2000
Quant for algo based world leading hedge fund

Imperial College London
Space Plasma Physicist
Ph.D Physics from Imperial College London, consistently ranked as a world top 10 university

Strategy & Investment Approach

Nick runs a systematic currency and interest rate model that uses several fundamental, economic and statistical models to predict relative value in markets. Models have a variety of time horizons, investment foundations and assets that create natural diversification controlled by a rigorous risk management system. In addition Nick offers clients a long term lower risk mandate as well as managing several funds part of the Wells Asset Management acquisition that focus on private and higher debt instruments.

Don't fall in love with your positions - the cold hearted rigour of a systematic and disciplined process will win the day.

Nick Laxton

Mandates

Investment Themes

  • Systematic

    Exploitation of repeatable market behaviour can lead to consistent return generation in a disciplined framework.

  • Risk Management

    Understanding and measuring risk is crucial. We use a statistical approach to risk measurement which helps set position sizes and minimize drawdown expectations.

  • Fixed Income & Currency

    Our methods are readily exploited in interest rate and currency markets which exhibit repeatable measurable behaviour using highly liquid and readily priced securities.

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