Swiss-Asia Cap Intro Interview Series – TGCC M3 Momentum Fund
March 29, 2016
Written by Swiss-Asia
After 15 years in the fund management industry, TGCC M3 Momentum Fund’s Tan Sze Meng finally decided to start a proper fund using a systematic way of investing in futures markets. With Swiss-Asia’s operational support, they hope to get more investors interested in their trading philosophy.
- To start things off, please share with us TGCC M3 Momentum’s investment strategy.
Our investment strategy is based on a scientific way of investing: by employing a robust quantitative methodology, we follow trends and use a systematic way of investing in futures markets. Our aim is to achieve superior risk-adjusted returns, and also diversify away from traditional assets and normal economic conditions.
- Why did you decide to start your own fund?
In the early days, we invested with the same strategy and saw consistent results over the past nine years. Over time, an increasing number of friends and family members got interested in our fund. Finally, we gained confidence as our strategy matured under different market conditions. It was about time we started TGCC M3 Momentum at Swiss-Asia.
- How do you keep the momentum going in a volatile and unpredictable market?
To keep the momentum going, money management is always the key to riding through market turmoil in the investment world. You can have a winning strategy, but without proper risk management, you will end up losing money.
- What is your trading philosophy?
At TGCC M3 Momentum, we believe that human beings tend to make decisions based on their emotions, which yields inconsistent results. By removing human emotions through a purely quantitative and systematic way of investing, we can produce a more superior and consistent result.
- For aspiring entrepreneurs, what should they do when starting their own fund?
For aspiring fund managers, the most important thing is to do your homework – develop a complete strategy and test it over time. One final piece of advice: treat investors’ money like your own, because they trust you with it.
- If you were not a fund manager, what would you be?
Having worked in the fund management industry for more than 15 years, it has always been my passion to be a fund manager. Otherwise, I might be a full time trader on my own.
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