Simplifying Investment Research

Investment research is expensive, complicated and offers limited insight as to what will happen to asset prices today, a week from now or next month. Long white papers don’t tell us about ongoing price trends that are so critical for market participants to understand. Investment analysis needs to use an additional, cleaner lens.

Trend Intelligence changes the existing research paradigm by providing quantitative investment expertise that is accessible, clean and transparent. We give corporates, financial institutions and retail investors the keys to better understand the price moves in their markets.

Trend Intelligence changes the existing research paradigm by providing quantitative investment expertise that is accessible, clean and transparent. We give corporates, financial institutions and retail investors the keys to better understand the price moves in their markets.

Creating Unique Perspectives

Trend covers global liquid assets, instruments and indicies
Access easy to read quantitative trend-following expertise
Remove noise and complexity from your markets
Access daily research through our client portal
Communicate trend-following insight to investors & clients

Why Trend-Following?

Trend-following is not a new concept but remains under practiced in corporate and investing communities. First pioneered by early investors in the 19th century such as Charles Dow (creator of the Dow Jones Industrial Average) trend-following has been widely adopted by algorithmic trading desks and quantitative hedge fund managers.

Trend-following is a quantitative financial tool and uses objective, mathematically derived price-based indicators to determine which direction a market is trending over time. A trend-follower captures return by investing in the direction of the price trend, doing so without reading news, studying market fundamentals or using price forecasts. Instead, the visible trend is invested in until it shows signs of ending.

Trend Intelligence adds its own proprietary data overlays to some of the best trend-following indicators from the world of quantitative finance, many of these being established more than half a century ago by eminent mathematicians and investors.

Some well known trend-following investors:

Sir David Harding

A pioneer in quantitative investing, Harding founded hedge funds AHL and Winton

Charles Dow

A founding figure of trend-following and chart analysis, Dow created the famous Dow Jones Index

Jim Simmons

Founder of Renaissance Technologies, Simmons blended mathematics, science & investing

John W Henry

The owner of Liverpool FC and the Boston Red Sox made his fortune with trend-following in commodities markets

Trend-following in the news:

INVESTOR RELATIONS MAGAZINE

How To Better Understand Stock Prices As An IRO

FINANCIAL TIMES

Quant Hedge Funds Enjoy Bumper Start To 2024

MARKETWATCH

Trend-Following Hedge Funds Are Off To A Strong Start

BLOOMBERG

Trend-Chasing Quants Roar Back

REUTERS

Trend Hedge Funds Come Out Winners

GRAHAM CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Trend-Following Primer

MAN GROUP

Why Trend-Following?

AQR

Trend-Following: Why Now?

WINTON

What Is Trend-Following?

AQR

A Century Of Evidence On Trend-Following

Our White Room

All of Trend’s research process takes place in our White Room – a purposeful white space that cuts out the noise of news, earnings, shareholder meetings, corporate actions, economic releases and more.

Trend-following is a highly objective investment style that we undertake without any outside influence or contamination from human bias. Our clients can have confidence in accessing the most accurate trend-following insights throughout our platform.

Trend’s Founder

Adrian Dacruz launched Trend in 2024 as a way to offer corporations, financial institutions and retail investors access to shorter, simplified and noiseless trend-following research. Produced in Trend’s ‘White Room’ the research deliberately avoids contamination from fundamental factors, economics and news. The value to the capital markets is a clear and untainted perspective on the projected movement of asset prices.

Adrian holds a bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Leicester and an MBA from Bayes Business School, City University of London. Adrian holds additional certifications from Said Business School, University of Oxford in Algorithmic Trading, Artifical Intelligence and Financial Technology. Adrian is also an accredited Member of Technical Analysts (MSTA) in the UK.

Adrian began his career in 2008 in the City of London initially starting out as a market data analyst at Bloomberg LP, later moving into derivatives markets at investment bank UBS and then as a relationship manager at The Bank of New York Mellon and State Street for some of Europe’s best known hedge funds. More recently Adrian has worked within primary capital markets at S&P Global and at Deutsche Boerse Group, owner of the Frankfurt stock exchange and Eurex derivates exchange.

Adrian Dacruz, MBA, MSTA

Adrian Dacruz launched Trend in 2024 as a way to offer corporations, financial institutions and retail investors access to shorter, simplified and noiseless trend-following research. Produced in Trend’s ‘White Room’ the research deliberately avoids contamination from fundamental factors, economics and news. The value to the capital markets is a clear and untainted perspective on the projected movement of asset prices.

Adrian began his career in 2008 in the City of London initially starting out as a market data analyst at Bloomberg LP, later moving into derivatives markets at investment bank UBS and then as a relationship manager at The Bank of New York Mellon and State Street for some of Europe’s best known Hedge Funds. More recently Adrian has worked within primary capital markets at S&P Global and at Deutsche Boerse Group, owner of the Frankfurt stock exchange and Eurex derivates exchange.

Adrian holds a bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Leicester and an MBA from Bayes Business School, City University of London. Adrian holds additional certifications from Said Business School, University of Oxford in Algorithmic Trading, Artifical Intelligence and Financial Technology. Adrian is also an accredited Member of Technical Analysts (MSTA) in the UK.

Adrian Dacruz, MBA, MSTA