Our company was founded to help active fund managers improve their investment process, and achieve higher risk adjusted returns.
Our CEO, Mike Simcock, founded ClearMacro in 2014. Mike was a portfolio manager for 25 years, most recently serving as the Head of Credit at Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund (GIC). He felt that the world was getting noisier; fund managers were increasingly being distracted by a constant stream of news headlines and tweets. It was becoming increasingly difficult to make good investment decisions. There was more information than ever, but less time to process it.
Mike was looking for a product that could help him cut through the noise, and make better investment decisions, in a systematic and structured way. He wanted a software solution that could do the heavy lifting for him so that he could spend more time on what mattered the most – making investment decisions.
This software would source the best available data and transform it into actionable investment insights. No need for endless excel spreadsheets that required weekly updates. No need to constantly update charts and models. And when there was a news headline or tweet that captured his attention, Mike could check what the underlying data was actually saying, and ensure that he did not make an emotional investment decision based on a news article that was designed to hijack his attention.
When Mike realized such a product didn’t exist on the market, he tried to build it in-house, however it proved to be more difficult than expected. He therefore founded ClearMacro with the mission of creating software that would help active fund managers improve their investment process, and achieve higher risk adjusted returns.