The name Ox Galton derives from a famous statistical experiment in 1907 by scientist and polymath Sir Francis Galton. Galton attended a farmer’s fair and was intrigued by a weight guessing contest for a prize Ox. Over 800 people entered the contest and while none of them guessed exactly the correct weight, when Galton ran statistical analysis on the results, he found that the average guess was almost the exact weight of the Ox. This led to the concept of “Wisdom of Crowds” which inspires Ox Galton’s research philosophy of leveraging and combining numerous data inputs, trading signals, and expert views.
Technology, science, and mathematics intersect at OGP to give us the edge we need in order to derive alpha and forecast returns in equity markets. We use cutting edge technologies in cloud computing, high-performance computing, and big data to engage in research projects that provide a trading edge in today’s ever competitive and increasingly computer driven markets.
OGP is currently in an exclusive multi-year agreement with a large well-known hedge fund to provide its research and consulting services.