Our Philosophy

OUR PHILOSOPHY AND WHAT WE DO

Sustainable. Opportunistic. Patient.

Vega is a global investment management and data science firm employing the latest in financial mathematics research to generate returns for the benefit of our investors.

Based in Sydney, Vega Capital is run by Founder and Portfolio Manager Scott Shuttleworth. At its foundation, the Vega Fund runs on many years of in depth study of the financial markets from both a fundamental and quantitative perspective.

Our core aim is simple, to generate the highest returns possible for investors regardless of whether the markets are up or down and without excessive risk taking.

“You get recessions, you have stock market declines. If you don’t understand that’s going to happen, then you’re not ready, you won’t do well in the markets.” – Peter Lynch

The Vega Difference

Our philosophy is simple and can be explained via a backtest study of the stock market during the Global Financial Crisis. A stock market investment would have reduced in value by almost 40 per cent and a cash strategy would’ve risen a mere 5 per cent which after taxes and inflation is rather little.

By utilising a quantitative strategy which focuses on economic fundamentals, a portfolio can achieve a much better outcome. Our back test demonstrates how over 2008, The Vega Fund would have theoretically doubled its capital employed.

From this example our philosophy is emphasised, that is to generate high returns in all market environments with more volatile markets being an opportunity to do even better.

"We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful."
- Warren Buffet