From start-up to pioneer
From modest beginnings out of the bustling start-up scene of Stockholm in 1999, Lynx was founded by three partners with the shared vision that a systematic approach employing quantitative models could be used to persistently capture market opportunities. The focus over the next two decades has been on the continued development of our flagship strategy – The Lynx Program. Today we are one of the world’s largest CTAs managing in excess of US $6 billion. Our continued success is dependent on our ability to meet the needs of our clients. And in turn, the key to accomplish this rests with our capacity to attract and retain exceptional talent in our ongoing effort to improve our investment models and operations into the future.
A Nordic Edge
Founded and headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden – away from the world’s major financial centers – Lynx has a distinct edge. As one of the largest quantitative investment firms in Stockholm, we have been able to recruit talent from the best technical universities in the country, which are also among the best in the world. The culture of the firm, established by our founders and preserved by our people over the past 20 years, is also influenced by our heritage.
Innovation has been at our core since inception. As an example, Lynx was one of the first systematic trading firms to utilize machine learning techniques in 2011. With a collegial and supportive working environment, we have been successful developing and retaining employees as they have progressed through their careers.
With a broadly diversified set of models and a robust proprietary infrastructure we are committed to providing differentiated and sophisticated solutions to our clients. In addition to our commingled investment programs, we are able to create customized portfolios specifically geared to our clients’ needs. Lynx currently employs around 80 people, a majority involved in research and model development, located in offices in Stockholm and New York.
As of 2021 The Lynx Program is the longest running active hedge fund in Sweden. While being proud of our track record, awards and past achievements, our focus remains on the here and now; we are continuously working towards exceeding our clients’ expectations.