Mission & Approach

Certainty: It’s the only mission that matters.

Achieving certainty is the Holy Grail of investing. As uncertainty erodes investor confidence, greater certainty fortifies it.

At QS Investors, our singular mission is to elevate the certainty of outcomes we deliver to investors through a deeper understanding of investment and human dynamics.

By devoting our efforts to this mission, we strive to give investors the confidence to stay invested, avoid emotional decisions, and participate in the long-term benefits of the market to achieve their goals.

The right combination unlocks certainty

Multi-asset class and multi-factor-equity strategies built on a deeper understanding of investment and human dynamics.

At QS Investors, our quantitative approach unites the intellectual and academic precision of science, engineering, mathematics, and finance and investment expertise with the power of data and technology in our quest to elevate the certainty of the outcomes we deliver.

Our investment philosophy is founded on a distinguishing premise: greater certainty about the future can only be gained by understanding human behaviors that shaped the past. This knowledge is embedded in our quantitative approach to building investment solutions that are:

  • Diversified in combinations across asset classes, factors of performance, and ideas
  • Research-inspired
  • Rigorously tested, constantly measured
  • Adaptive to changing market conditions
  • Risk-managed with the goal of delivering strong, consistent returns

Passionate about our purpose: Certainty.

At QS Investors, we believe that outcome certainty is the greatest benefit an asset manager can offer an investor.

We are a team of mathematicians, engineers, scientists, technologists, finance and investment professionals united around this shared belief. To know more about the investment and human dynamics that drive certainty, we ask more questions, test more theories, and expect more from each other.

As humans go, so go the markets

Our investment philosophy is founded on a distinguishing premise: greater certainty about the future can only be gained by understanding human behaviors that shaped the past.

Uncertainty is the enemy of successful investing.

It sparks fear and hesitation, and is often the root cause for investors to buy or sell at the absolute wrong time. As uncertainty erodes investor confidence, greater certainty fortifies it.

We believe that providing a higher level of outcome certainty is the single greatest benefit an asset manager can offer investors.  With greater certainty, investors can have the confidence to stay invested, avoid emotional decisions and tap the long-term potential that the markets offer.

Investors Crave Certainty

"We get to pull together these different pieces and add diversification to your portfolio. What that does is it increases the certainty with which were going to deliver on that investment outcome that you're after." 
- Adam Petryk 
Head of Multi-Asset and Solutions

At QS Investors, by devoting our intellectual and technology firepower to the pursuit of elevating the certainty of outcomes, we strive to give investors the confidence they need to achieve their goals.

What outcomes are you seeking?

INCOME GENERATION

We offer income strategies constructed with multiple asset classes or diversified across equities with low-volatility characteristics.

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WEALTH CREATION

Our strategies include risk-managed, growth-oriented portfolios diversified across multi-asset classes and multi-factor equities.

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RISK MITIGATION

Risk is more than the measure of volatility. With so many risks to consider, investors need more than one tool to address them.

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As humans go, so go the markets.

Our investment philosophy is founded on a distinguishing premise: greater certainty about the future can only be gained by understanding human behaviors that shaped the past.

Using proprietary analytics, we evaluate the drivers of past human behavior – what circumstances and fear or greed factors were at work in the market and society that caused humans to buy or sell en masse and move the market – to determine how humans might react today under similar circumstances; and how their reaction could lead to mispriced risk.

Its Human Nature

"We know that the investment cycle goes through ebbs and flows where investors are greedy and then they're fearful and what we want to do is capture that insight into our portfolios so that we can better navigate through the chop that invariably happens as investors go through these behavioral cycles of fear and greed." 
- Adam Petryk 
Head of Multi-Asset and Solutions

Our deep insight into human behavior is an important catalyst in our quantitative approach as we strive to elevate the certainty of the outcomes we deliver to investors.

What outcomes are you seeking?

INCOME GENERATION

We offer income strategies constructed with multiple asset classes or diversified across equities with low-volatility characteristics.

learn more
WEALTH CREATION

Our strategies include risk-managed, growth-oriented portfolios diversified across multi-asset classes and multi-factor equities.

learn more
RISK MITIGATION

Risk is more than the measure of volatility. With so many risks to consider, investors need more than one tool to address them.

learn more