Marshall Wace

Founded in 1997, Marshall Wace is one of Europe’s foremost hedge fund managers specialising in global long/short equity. We have investment management offices in London; New York; and Hong Kong. Marshall Wace LLP was named Management Firm of the Year by the EuroHedge Awards 2011, reflecting the strong performance delivered by a number of our funds during the year.

The firm is dedicated to the objective of providing its clients with a persistent, risk-adjusted return on their investment. Through our range of products, investors can select funds offering variable sources of alpha and beta, in different combinations, from equity markets around the world. We bring together two distinct but complementary approaches to asset management. First, traditional, fundamental long/short investing grounded in stock-specific analytical research and secondly, Marshall Wace TOPS (‘MW TOPS’), the pioneering, and proprietary, systematic, alpha capture strategy.

Marshall Wace has built a robust and scalable global infrastructure. Our strong operational platform, disciplined multi-factor risk control systems and efficient quantitative trading support our portfolio managers in their efforts to maximise the skill-based return delivered to investors. In October 2010, 2011 and 2013, Marshall Wace was recognised as ‘IT Department of the Year - Buy Side’ by the Financial News Awards for Excellence in Trading & Technology.

We were instrumental in the creation of the Hedge Fund Standards Board, which has been set up to establish and maintain a set of voluntary best practice standards for hedge fund managers including disclosure, valuation, risk management, fund governance and shareholder conduct. Marshall Wace is a founder signatory of its Best Practice Standards. Many of our partners and employees invest alongside our clients, ensuring alignment of interest.

”The cost to our businesses for entitlements, maintenance, fees, auditing, and integration of a multitude of identifiers is ever-increasing. If you aren't pushing Bloomberg's open symbology initiative internally with your own staff and with your data providers alike, then you're doing both your firm and the industry a disservice.”
Conor Kiernan, Head of Technology and Infrastructure, Marshall Wace