I've mostly been using Quantopian to pick stocks for me to invest in and have deployed an "engineered index fund" in my Robinhood account. But after watching the webinar on how to get an allocation I felt compelled to add a hedging element to my algorithm/index. I wanted to give back in a way to Quantopian for all the resources I've been able to utilize for free. I've entered three algos into the open/contest and I look forward to seeing how they do!
The trouble is that I have no intention to personally invest in these because they would require too much capital (at least $50K) to be effective. I am also young and have a high tolerance for risk so hedging is relatively unattractive to me at this stage in my life. But I'd love the opportunity to invest a small portion of my portfolio, say $10K, in these and similar strategies developed by the Quantopian community. Does Quantopian plan to open up their hedge fund to be available to users?
I know Quantopian is seeking institutional investment and opening up the hedge fund to the Quantopian community won't necessarily move the needle. But it may lead to increased excitement and buy-in from developers. It also may work to add even more camaraderie between users if there is a sense that each person is able to benefit from each other's successful algorithm development.
I know it's a long shot but I wanted to voice my interest in investing in our collective algorithms if made available. If not I'll continue to appreciate all the resources available to us for free. And I look forward to a friendly competition with all of you in the Quantopian open!