What’s in a name?

We are often asked where the name Star Beta came from. It is actually a play on the term Statistical Arbitrage. In financial mathematics, a stat arb model generally includes a beta multiple with which to price two or more correlated assets, with the multiply sign often called “star” and the relative value coefficient called the “beta.” Because the style of trading within the firm when we first started out was predominantly market making and relative value trading, the name stuck.

Today our traders employ a great variety of trading styles and varying degrees of automation. With the support of a highly specialised management team our aim is to keep ourselves at the forefront of the trading industry.