"In my second year of the MBA program, I took a class assignment that required me to develop a business idea I'd like to pursue after graduation. At that time, I just completed an investment class taught by an MIT Ph.D. graduate finance professor who introduced me to quantitative finance. It was an intense, eye-opening, and inspiring class because it applied academic research towards hedge fund practices. It provided a scientific approach to investing and produced exceptional returns even in challenging market conditions.
For the class assignment, I came up with a quantitative hedge fund business to apply scientific approach towards investment solutions. I was assigned to develop the business model, customer value proposition, product-market fit, financing, and marketing plan. It was a time-consuming and labor-intensive process, but I felt that it was worth pursuing after graduation.
After months of research, I came up with the name "Hivelr." It came from Hive-Mind (Hive) and Learning (lr). It is about collective intelligence obtained through continuous research and learning. Even though the original business concept was a hedge fund, I started the business as an open publishing platform that provides crowd-sourced content services for investment research, market news, and business journals, called Hivelr | Business Journal.
I believe investing is all about the right research, knowledge, and education. I wanted Hivelr | Business Journal to become the ecosystem to discover new investment ideas, publish the latest research in finance, and provide actionable market data. The research is created by investors, for investors, carefully reviewed, read, and debated by the global audience. The main goal is to empower investors to make the best decision in the disruptive world.
In the investing front, I founded Hivelr | Quantitative Hedge Fund. It is a quantitative investment company trading in global financial markets, dedicated to producing exceptional returns for its investors by strictly adhering to mathematical models, statistical methods, big data, and fundamental analysis. I eat my own cooking. I invested all of my assets in Hivelr Funds, and Hivelr currently manage funds from high-net-worth investors who believe in Hivelr Quantitative Investing thesis and approach.
Lastly, I would like to thank our audience, investors, and people to believe in Hivelr's mission and vision. I hope Hivelr can be your top choice when it comes to investing.
Leonardo Hadi is a Professional Engineer and holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His interest is in security analysis, quantitative finance, portfolio construction, algorithmic trading, risk management, microeconomics, macroeconomics, corporate finance, operations management, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, and data science.