Dear Quantopian Community,
Quantopian’s community powers everything: your feedback drives improvements in our platform; you support one another by answering questions in the forums; many of you help with maintaining our open source projects; and our business depends on your creativity in crafting investment algorithms. We return the favor of your attention by providing the best data, platform, and content that we can.
I wanted to write to you directly because I believe that you deserve updates on our business. Thank you for trusting us with your time and your passion.
In a few days, we will be launching new, free risk tools you need. Managing risk in the industry today depends on expensive and proprietary risk models, and we’re changing that. I will be writing to you again soon with more details about this important enhancement to our platform.
I also want to share that Quantopian and our CIO, Jonathan Larkin, recently parted ways. I am grateful for Jonathan’s time and expertise during his time here. Our fund is being managed on an interim basis by the other members of the investment team, all of whom have been actively involved from the fund’s inception in its daily management. We continue to allocate capital to community algos.
The journey to creating something great is never easy, and we are pursuing an audacious goal in public view. I expect the press may color recent events differently. Still, through your participation, the support of our venture investors, the trust of our clients, and the dedication of our employees, Quantopian continues to progress.