Ionut Nistor

Orpheus is honored to introduce Dr. Ionut Nistor. Many of our readers might already know him as the co-author of Performance Cycles paper published in Kyoto Economics Journal. Ionut has been part of the core team that developed and nurtured the idea of Alpha products since July 2008. A real gentleman with a kind disposition, Ionut’s understanding of markets and finance comes from his decade long experience as a professor of Corporate Finance. Currently he is pursuing his post doctorate studies at Kobe University in Japan. He is fluent in Japanese, Romanian and English and plays multiple roles at Orpheus. He is the academic consultant for Orpheus, assisting us in taking many of our ideas to the academic world. Currently he is working on an Orpheus paper for an economic conference in Tokyo in August 2010. He also handles Alpha Romania and Alpha Japan. You can follow his work on Econohistory and linia de trend blogs and soon on the SSRN (Social Science Research network).

The Bric Model from a Japanese Perspective
Ionut Nistor - Econohistory
Alpha Romania

Performance cycles is a term coined by Orpheus Capitals. This is another name for time triads, time arbitrage, time fractals but expressed in terms of relative performance. It’s a bounded oscillator that moves in a range say from 1 to 30. 1 is top relative performance and 30 is worst performance. The idea is that performance is cyclical. A top performer will underperform in future and vice versa. A top relative performer is also the worst value pick and the top relative underperformer is the best value pick.

Alpha is a pair trading, long only – short only strategy and numeric ranking product based on TIME fractals. Time arbitrage, Time Triads, Time fractals are terms coined by Orpheus Research. The signals are carried over three different time frames viz. sub minor (2-3 days), minor (10-30 days) and intermediate (above 30 days). This is a daily signal product. The signals will be illustrated through tracker and running portfolios. Alpha can be used by fund managers for relative allocations, traders for leverage bets and high net worth clients for selective trades. This is a part of the time triads analytics developed by Orpheus Research.

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