The article explains that Harding “applies statistics and technology to provide some degree of certainty to markets that are inherently uncertain.” By contrast, he quipped, Warren Buffett’s investing prowess comes from his “knowing everything about everything.”

Harding is drawn to momentum investing in part because of his educational background in natural sciences and theoretical physics—and his observation of “the success of empiricism over theory.” In the aftermath of the 2016 Brexit vote, the article reports, momentum investing was profitable for Winton.

“People like ourselves and our fellow travelers don’t look at individual situations,” Harding said in the interview. “We look at patterns across time and across markets.”

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