Quantitative. Systematic. Tactical.
QST Capital ("Quest") is a San Francisco based investment management firm that specializes in tactical risk mitigation strategies designed to protect investor capital during periods of heightened market stress while providing opportunity for growth as risk subsides.
The firm was founded around a relentless pursuit for building industry leading investment strategies designed to generate positive asymmetrical risk/return profiles within a robust risk framework.
Market risk varies substantially over time and our trading programs monitor imbalances across multiple time horizons, allowing us to extract alpha across a variety of assets and time frames. We only implement statistically robust trades that have proven to generate repeatable alpha so that we can prudently maximize their impact in our portfolios.
QST was founded by a tight-knit management team with highly specialized backgrounds in their respective areas of investment responsibility. The natural synergies make for a more productive and healthier firm that can focus on alpha.
A robust, multi-level risk framework is the cornerstone of QST. This includes taking an honest and forthright perspective of areas of potential risk at every level in both the portfolio and firm so that we can proactively implement safeguards.
QST's portfolio managers not only invest their own capital directly alongside investors, they also invest the capital of their families, close friends & business partners. We take the responsibility entrusted upon us very seriously and only make investments that we ourselves are confident making.