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Quantitative trading of digital assets

Hilbert Group is an investment company which specialises in quantitative, algorithmic trading strategies in digital asset markets.

Hilbert was established in 2018 by Dr. Niclas Sandström and Dr. Magnus Holm to manage the algorithmic trading strategy, focused on digital assets, which they had programmed and initiated with partners’ capital in April 2017.

Hilbert Group is listed on the Nasdaq First North in Sweden. The Hilbert Group listing imposes regulatory oversight and transparency discipline. It also provides access to capital to enable ongoing investment in the Hilbert team and operating platform.

Hilbert’s trading algorithms take advantage of observable statistical characteristics of crypto-currency markets, such as volatility and decorrelation. Hilbert’s Cayman fund investment mandates are defined by crypto delta, volatility and drawdown profiles, from market neutral to directional.

Featured appearances

Niclas Sandström (CEO) quoted by Coindesk on Ethereum Merge

Online news and information platform CoinDesk recently published an article covering the impact of the recent Ethereum merge. Hilbert’s Niclas Sandström is quoted in the article alongside many other prominent figures of the crypto world such as Ethereum co-founder Anthony Di Iorio and Genesis head of derivatives Joshua Lim.   “In many ways Ethereum is already…

Alternatives Watch publishes op-ed about volatility harvesting

Alternatives Watch is a daily news platform that covers the rapidly evolving world of alternative investments geared toward institutional investors. They recently published an op-ed on the topic of volatility harvesting written by Hilbert’s Richard Murray, Niclas Sandström and Magnus Holm. Excerpt from the article: “Cryptocurrencies are the most ideal asset market to implement volatility…

Risk.net interviews Hilbert Group’s CEO on market correlations

Risk.net, a website that covers news and analysis on global markets, published an article on the growing correlation between traditional financial markets and crypto markets. Hilbert Group’s CEO was interviewed on the topic: “The baseline correlation is bound to go up when the asset class matures (…) Nevertheless, cryptocurrencies continue to exhibit periods of lower…

Reuters reports: Richard Murray joins Hilbert Capital as CEO

Global newsprovider Reuters published an article on the fact that Cevian’s Richard Murray is joining Hilbert Group to become the CEO of the asset management branch Hilbert Capital. The article goes into more detail on how Richard’s appointment will help channel the increased attention from institutional investors for the digital asset space. Read the whole…

Recent Publications

Hilbert regularly publishes market analyses and peer-reviewed academic articles that study the quantitative-financial workings of markets.

The Geometry of Risk Adjustments

ABSTRACT – In this paper we present a geometric approach to portfolio theory, with the aim to explain the geometrical principles behind risk adjusted returns; in particular Jensen’s alpha. We find that while the alpha/beta approach has severe limitations (especially in higher dimensions), only minor conceptual modifications are needed to complete the picture. However, these…

Leverage and risk relativity: how to beat an index

ABSTRACT In this paper we show that risk associated with leverage is fundamentally relative to an arbitrary choice of reference asset or portfolio. We characterize leverage risk as a drawdown risk measure relative to the chosen reference asset. We further prove that the growth optimal Kelly portfolio is the only portfolio for which the relative…

Kelly trading and option pricing

ABSTRACT In this paper we show that a Kelly trader is indifferent to trade the derivative if and only if the no-arbitrage price is uniquely given by the minimal martingale measure no-arbitrage price, thus providing a natural selection mechanism for option pricing in incomplete markets. We also show that the unique Kelly indifference price results…

Kelly Trading and Market Equilibrium

ABSTRACT We show that the Kelly framework is the natural multi-period extension of the one-period mean-variance model of Markowitz. Any allocation on the instantaneous Kelly efficient frontier can be reached by trading in the bank account and a particular mutual fund consisting of risky assets only. However, different to the mean-variance model there is an…

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