QCM was incorporated in September 1995 and is registered in England. Aref Karim is the founding Principal, the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Investment Officer. The firm is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority (‘FSA’); in the US it is registered with the US CFTC as both a CTA and a CPO.
QCM is a systematic macro hedge fund manager trading and actively manages investments for its clients by applying its proprietary strategies on a diverse set of financial and commodity markets. The QCM strategies currently use futures and forward derivative instruments across financials and commodities to express views of its quantitative investment models. Through an integrated and seamless investment process, QCM aims to deliver to investors a non-correlated source of absolute return (‘alpha’). The approach is holistic and looks for investment opportunities in trending and non-trending markets on a daily basis. It applies leverage to all its investments, and runs the process, including its risk management, in a quantitative and systematic manner.