Saudi Fransi Capital and Winton Group announce the launch of first systematic trading program for Saudi equities

The initiative is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia’s capital markets and the wider region.


RIYADH - Saudi Fransi Capital and Winton Group are pleased to announce their collaboration on the launch of the first Systematic Trading Program for Saudi Equities.

The initiative is the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia’s capital markets and the wider region, and brings to bear the multi-decade expertise of Winton Group in applying statistical methods to investing.

Walid Fatani, Chief Executive of Saudi Fransi Capital, said:

“Saudi Fransi Capital is always seeking to introduce new ideas and best-of-breed investment products to the Saudi Arabian capital markets. Big data, scientific techniques, algorithmic trading and similar quantitative methods are now permanent features of investing and global capital markets, but have minimal representation in the region. Our collaboration with Winton Group aims to bring this next generation of investment methods to Saudi Arabia and I am excited to have partnered for such a venture with Winton, a world leading systematic investment firm.”

David Harding, Founder and Chief Executive of Winton Group, said:

“We are pleased to be working with Saudi Fransi Capital on this pioneering research collaboration. The growing diversity of the Saudi equity market makes it suitable for the systematic investment strategies upon which Winton’s business is built. As the dynamic and far-reaching Vision 2030 initiative progresses, we hope to make a valuable contribution to the future development of Saudi Arabia’s capital markets.”


About Saudi Fransi Capital:

Saudi Fransi Capital’s history begins in 1985, when Banque Saudi Fransi offered securities brokerage in Saudi equities. One year later, it launched its first asset management fund. From that time on, Saudi Fransi Capital has expanded its offerings and capitalized on evolving financial services trends. Today, Saudi Fransi Capital stands as a leading, full-service Saudi-based financial services provider offering investment banking, asset management, debt and equity research, institutional sales and trading, and local and international securities brokerage. It is headquartered in Riyadh and has locations around the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

About Winton:

Winton is a global investment management and data science company. Founded in 1997 by its CEO David Harding, Winton’s business is grounded in the belief that the scientific method can be profitably applied to the field of investing. Winton uses statistics and computational techniques to identify subtle patterns in the behaviour of financial markets. The firm manages approximately $30 billion of assets for many of the world’s largest institutions.

This document has been prepared for the purpose of providing information and does not create an offer to buy, attempt to convince or invite the public to invest in any of Saudi Fransi Capital products or to benefit from the services provided by it.

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