Why we do what we do

Quantitative investing (aka algorithmic trading) is a rules-based, data-driven approach to investing. It utilizes computers to make investment decisions.

However there’s a big problem. 

This type of investing is normally confined to sophisticated financial institutions. Usually requiring a lot of financial knowledge, coding & data-science experience, time, technology, and capital.

Well, our mission is to democratize quantitative investing. We want to level the playing field on Wall Street and give everyone the tools usually confined to the elite. 

No coding or in-depth financial knowledge required. No barrier to entry.  

We want you to build your own investment portfolio, using a systematic approach.

How it all started

Aikido was conceived during a rainy Irish Winter in 2018. Skeptical of the abnormally high returns obtained by quantitative strategies, we built a backtester (we coined the project Doubting Thomas). The premise of the project was to verify the incredible results we had read about. 

After successfully completing the project, we realised that the quantitative tools available to retail investors were very limited. 

But, 60% of the top performing US hedge funds are quantitative; and on a typical trading day 90% of trades are made by computers. While the space has grown massively, retail investors have little access to the impenetrable space.

And so, we started Aikido with one goal in mind: to give everyone access to easy-to-use quantitative tools. We want to help everyone become a more systematic, structured, and strategic investor.

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