Global Minimum Variance


The Global Minimum-Variance strategy combines the momentum phenomenon and a minimum-variance optimization to generate a constant and low-volatility return. The systematic macroeconomic approach of the strategy is implemented using futures contracts covering a multitude of asset classes such as equities, fixed income, currencies and commodities in North American markets. It seeks to build a unique return structure that is uncorrelated to traditional markets and promotes capital protection and diversification. Through its dynamism and its weekly rebalancing, the strategy allows to create a unique return structure, uncorrelated from traditional markets while promoting diversification and capital protection. The strategy is easily adjusted to the client's needs given that it can be implemented either directly or as an overlay to an existing position without any opportunity cost.


Investment Team

Mathieu Poulin-Brière

Mathieu Poulin-Brière

Managing PartnerVice-President, Financial Engineering

Mr. Poulin-Brière joined the Nymbus team in 2021 as Associate Vice President, Financial Engineering. Prior to joining Nymbus, Mr. Poulin Brière spent 8 years as Head of Investments at Perseus Capital, a quantitative hedge fund manager for high net worth clients founded in 2005 by Mr. Jean Turmel. For the last 4 years at Perseus, Mr. Poulin Brière held the title of Vice President. During his tenure at Perseus, Mr. Poulin Brière developed several systematic macroeconomic investment strategies using derivatives in several asset classes in addition to assisting Mr. Jean Turmel in various aspects of the company's management. Mr. Poulin-Brière holds a Bachelor of Administration in Finance from the Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master of Science in Market Finance from the University of Sherbrooke.

Gabriel Cefaloni

Gabriel Cefaloni

Co-Chief Executive Officer
Chief Investment Officer

Mr. Cefaloni became Chief Investment Officer of Groupe Nymbus Capital Inc. in 2013 where he spearheads quantitative research and investment management operations. His career spans more than 10 years of capital markets experience. He served as partner and portfolio manager specialized in quantitative fixed income derivatives for GC Capital Asset Management. Prior to that, Mr. Cefaloni acted as a fixed income associate portfolio manager for ARB Group, a private investment firm. Mr. Cefaloni holds a B.Comm in Investment Finance with honors from Concordia University in Montreal and is recipient of the Chartered Investment Manager designation.



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