SalientQuants is a focused investment manager that specialises in applying high quality and innovative quantitative research to meet client needs. We are recognised as a leader in the Active Index, portfolio construction and ActiveQuants fields.
In the Active Index field we have developed the The A-DEX PRISM® – the first tool to allow fund of fund managers to apply risk-budgeting in their portfolio construction. We have also developed ‘The Kracken’ which allows us to tailor-make rules based indices for our clients and are also the fund manager underlying the Salient SA Value Index and Salient SA Momentum Index Funds. These funds have a real money track record since 1 December 2009 and were the first quantitatively based value and momentum funds domiciled in South Africa.
We are also the South African pioneers in the field of developing and applying quantitative stock selection models in active portfolio management. Our quantitative stock selection process (ActiveQuants) has been running on real money since January 2001 and has a distinguished track record -both in terms of performance and associated academic research. Currently, we manage the SalientQuants SA Hedge Fund under this process.