Founded in 2004, Nautilus Capital LLC is a boutique research firm assisting institutional clients in making informed investment decisions and achieving better risk adjusted returns. With offices in Chicago & New York, Nautilus is a Registered Investment Adviser (RIA) and Commodity Trading Advisor (CTA) that serves as an outsourced research & trading team dedicated to delivering unbiased and client-driven analysis to equity portfolio managers and global macro trading groups.
The partners of Nautilus have extensive experience in proprietary trading, modeling and managing risk in a variety of market environments with combined experience of over 50 years. Nautilus has worked as a consultant to investment banks, broker dealers and hedge funds and has published hundreds of market studies substantiated by technical, statistical and fundamental analysis. They have built relationships with many other leading researchers and investment managers. This breadth of experience uniquely qualifies Nautilus to advise clients over the whole life cycle of a successful trading idea — from strategic concepts to the interpretation of objective evidence to real world implementation.
Nautilus employs a top-down analytical process that attempts to handicap major global-macro trends first before identifying opportunities in sectors or individual securities. At the core of this process are systematic procedures for collecting, organizing and interpreting large amounts of market data. Nautilus then uses quantitative techniques to identify a market’s most persistent technical and fundamental characteristics, to uncover relationships and to build forecasting models. Finally, Nautilus relies on its experience and ongoing observations to illuminate the most attractive trading opportunities and the best way to exploit them.
Nautilus works in close partnership with a small list of its consulting clients to help turn a complex & data-saturated world into a concise plan of action based on a manageable set of objective insights. With analysts and programmers on staff, the Nautilus research team is dedicated to accommodating specific client requests for custom research including model building, portfolio screening and portfolio monitoring. The results of our analysis are communicated directly to our customers supported by written commentaries, charts, historical studies, indicators and model signals.