Oxford Capital Strategies Ltd is a proprietary research firm that develops systematic trading strategies for futures, equities, ETFs, and cash markets. The company has core expertise in self-adaptive systems, risk management, and robust design. Headed by Stefan Martinek, the company provides services to hedge funds, CTAs, and individual traders. The company is based in Oxford, UK.

Stefan Martinek has 19 years of experience in financial markets across futures, foreign exchange, and equities. Stefan received Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, studied Nuclear Physics at The Moscow Institute of Energetics, and holds MBA in finance from Christ Church, The University of Oxford.


1. Ockham’s Razor: Given any two solutions to the same problem, all other things being equal, the simplest solution is the best.

2. Red Queen’s Race: Organisms must constantly evolve to survive while pitted against ever-evolving opposing organisms in an ever-changing environment (Van Valen, L., 1973).

3. Popper’s Demarcation: Statements or systems of statements, in order to be ranked as scientific, must be capable of conflicting with possible, or conceivable, observations (Popper, K., 1963).