It's possible to invest in equities and still sleep at night.
Huygens Capital offers tactical investment strategies designed to deliver positive performance in both rising and steeply falling U.S. equity market regimes.
After years of observing the poor outcomes that can result from discretionary and buy-and-hold investing, we simply grew convinced that there is a better way.
We approach investing from a unique perspective. Our team’s background combines years of experience in institutional and alternative investing with expertise in predictive analytics, systems engineering, risk management, and regulatory compliance.
OUR INVESTMENT STRATEGIES EMBODY 4 KEY PRINCIPLES
Principle #1 - Tactical
Most investors don’t have the luxury of waiting years for a buy-and-hold strategy to recover from steep losses. We believe the best way to make money is to avoid losing it in the first place.
Principle #2 - Systematic
Loss aversion can cause investors to overreact in volatile or uncertain market circumstances; better outcomes can be achieved by relying on an investment system based on data and a clear set of rules designed to protect and grow assets over time.
Principle #3 - Intuitive
Clients deserve an investment strategy they can understand and trust.
Principle #4 - Liquid
Clients should have unrestricted access to their capital, on their terms, and be free to enter and exit on their schedule. Liquidity and transparency at Huygens do not come at a cost and do not require an appointment.
EMOTION IS THE ENEMY OF DISPASSIONATE INVESTMENT
Our approach incorporates insights into behavioral finance and equity market dynamics learned from Huygens’s own research and experience.
Our proprietary indicator system works by detecting subtle changes in investor behavior that can portend meaningful shifts in market sentiment.
Our system then acts as an early warning detector alerting us to impending market stress or conversely, providing an “all clear” bulletin in otherwise uncertain circumstances.
SOPHISTICATED AND NUANCED, YET UNCOMPLICATED AND INTUITIVE
Just because the research behind our approach is complex doesn’t mean that the implementation has to be.
During “Risk On” periods, our portfolios are designed to give broad exposure to U.S. equities. In “Risk-Off” periods, our portfolios are designed to reduce equity exposure and enhance negative correlation.
We build our portfolios using only highly liquid index instruments so that we can act when equity market conditions change.
PASSIVE UNTIL IT’S TIME TO BE DYNAMIC
We are very sensitive to the impact of transaction costs and slippage. If market sentiment isn’t changing, neither is our portfolio. But when market stress levels change, we react quickly and decisively. As a result, our strategies are responsive but trade with low frequency.
EVERYONE’S RISK TOLERANCE IS DIFFERENT
We offer five strategies, with varying degrees of equity market exposure, allowing our clients to select the risk / return profile that best suits their individual needs and objectives.