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Away from Wall St, DIY quants changing financial markets

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Roger Hunter, chief technology officer for QTS Capital Management, in the foothills of the Organ Mountains in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Mr Hunter is considering developing code to profit from distortions that manifest in managed futures when too many quants trade the same strategies.

Washington

IN THE high desert plain of New Mexico, Roger Hunter monitors automated trades on hog futures and currency pairs. Four computer screens display a dizzying array of price charts and program codes in the office of his single-storey, thatched adobe home in the town of Las Cruces.

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