Ali was the Director of Research at Winton Capital Management from August 2004 until he left the company in August 2008. Ali joined Winton in September 2001 after graduating from the École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Économique (ENSAE) in Paris with a degree in Mathematics, Statistics and Economics. He also holds a Masters degree in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics.
Stephen worked at Winton Capital Management from May 2003 to October 2008. As a Principal Scientist, he worked primarily on the Winton Futures Fund. Prior to joining Winton, Stephen undertook Post-Doctoral Research in Theoretical Particle Physics at Lund University, Sweden. Stephen graduated from Imperial College, London with an MSci Physics. He also holds a Masters degree in Applied Statistics and Stochastic Modelling from Birkbeck University of London and a PhD in Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics from Durham University.
João was a senior researcher at Aspect Capital from February 2008 until June 2011. Prior to Aspect, he was at Winton Capital Management from November 2002 to October 2007 where he worked closely with Ali and Stephen on research related to the Winton Futures Fund. Before entering the managed futures sector, João held roles as a lecturer at two universities in Lisbon and as a researcher within the Portuguese financial services authority. Prior to those roles he was an auditor then consultant with Ernst & Young in Portugal. João holds an MSc in Operational Research from Universidade de Lisboa and a degree in economics from Universidade Técnica de Lisboa.
James joined Aspect Capital in May 2004 as Head of Business Development before joining the board as Chief Financial Officer in 2006. After leaving Aspect in March 2009, he became Chief Operating Officer at Skillcapital LLP, a firm providing a range of services to the private equity community. Prior to Aspect, he spent nine years at 3i Group plc, ultimately as a Director within the venture capital group and before that was five years at the UK Department of Trade and Industry. James graduated from King's College, Cambridge with a degree in Economics.