Financial Planning


bowmoor-capital-logoGlobal Alpha FundA pure Mathematical
Trend-Following Strategy

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Market Leading ReturnsBowmoor Capital's Global Alpha fund is a "Trend Following" strategy that has consistently produced market leading returns, in both rising and falling markets.

What is a 'Trend following' Investment strategy?

Why was the Bowmoor Capital Global Alpha Fund created?


Why Invest In the Global Alpha Fund?100% rules-based non-discretionary decision making

Precise portfolio allocation and risk management

Global macroeconomic diversification

During years of double-digit losses for equities and bonds Global Alpha has returned double-digit gains. By taking long and short positions, Bowmoor Capital profit from trending markets, up and down, including during crises.

Differentiation from other CTA strategies

The Bowmoor Capital system simultaneously runs 16 systematic strategies across 21 markets. Bowmoor Capital believe that this broad yet compact portfolio and methodology gives the Global Alpha strategy the best chances of maximising on a trend generating alpha. In other words, when the system identifies a trend, the investment in that trend is sufficiently concentrated to have a meaningful positive impact on performance.

"Glass box" system

The Bowmoor Capital system is not a "black box". It is a "glass box". The investment managers designed and developed the system, continuing to invest their time in its research and development. Bowmoor Capital fully understand the mathematical theory and rules underpinning the strategy and the calculations it performs - something which is not always the case amongst other managers.


Meet the individuals behind the Global Alpha Fund

Gareth Abbott - Investment Manager

Global Alpha was designed and developed by Bowmoor Capital's investment manager, Gareth Abbot.

Gareth is a mathematician by profession and passion and is a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (FIMA)-awarded to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the development or application of mathematics.

Gareth has a trading,research and investment management career built over 20 years, reading pure mathematics at Glasgow and Strathclyde University.

Gareth started out his professional career in the City of London, heading up the derivatives desk at Duncan Duckett, before joining Harmonic Capital Partners - a leading global macro hedge fund.

During his time at Harmonic, Gareth was instrumental in the development of the fund's quantitative trading systems and its growth to $250m in Assets Under Management (AUM).

Now partnered with Bowmoor Capital, the Bowmoor Global Alpha Fund offers outside investors the opportunity to invest in one of the most successful trend-following investment strategies, under the management of an experienced team who are focussed on delivering performance and value to investors.


Michael Covel of 'Trend Following' book fame interviews Gareth Abbott in a very illuminating podcast below.


A "Top Traders" podcast providing further insight into the operations and success of the Global Alpha Fund

Read the Hedge Fund Journal article "Tommorows Titans"


Richard Liddle - CEO

Richard is a former Military Officer with 21 years of experience serving in both the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force as a helicopter and fast jet pilot.

Having undertaken operational service in Iraq, Libya, Syria and Afghanistan, where he was involved in many multinational operations,Richard elected for a career change. He was selected for the Barclays Military Fund Management Scheme to fast track a career into fund management, but decided first to pursue his entrepreneurial interests, including co-founding a company specialising in providing homes for people with support needs and raising over £500 million for a REIT.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) (Hons) from Newcastle University.

As CEO of Bowmoor Capital, Richard has a single-minded focus on providing investors with best in class returns with low risk and long-term yield.


Brendan Mulvany - Head of Execution

Brendan Mulvany is an experienced Head of Execution, with over 30 years of trading experience.

Brendan started his trading career with Dresdner Bank and Bank of America, specialising in the derivatives, futures and options markets. This led to Brendan building highly successful trading operations at the forefront of the investment industry, from the trading floor of the LIFFE EXCHANGE, to the desks of member firms KYTE FUTURES, REFCO, GHF FUTURES and MAREX.

As Head of Execution, Brendan leads all aspects of the Global Alpha strategy implementation.