The Horizon Team
Wimmer Horizon is run by Mr Sanjeev Lakhanpal and Dr Paul Netherwood. Both have well over 20 years of experience in the financial sector and fund management business. They are supported by a team of quants, software engineers, technology specialists, operations staff and traders.
Mr Lakhanpal is a founding Partner of Wimmer Horizon LLP (formerly Beach Horizon LLP) with responsibilities for trading, investment management and research for Horizon.
He has over 30 years of experience in the investment management sector and hedge fund industry. He has a 17+ year track record as a fund manager. Mr Lakhanpal has a great depth of knowledge from macro-economic affairs to the detailed mechanics of how trading systems and how markets function. This knowledge is applied in the design of the Horizon systematic trading model and continues to help evolve the model through research into new trading methodologies. Mr Lakhanpal started his career at AHL in 1992 (now part of the Man GLG one of the world’s largest listed hedge funds). Mr Lakhanpal started as a data engineer and quickly rose to the role of Trading Manager. As Trading Manager, he had responsibility for the execution of fund trades where assets under management were in excess of $10bio for multiple hedge funds simultaneously. Subsequently, Mr Lakhanpal held a number of high-level trading positions last of which was Senior Trader at Beach Capital Management Limited trading assets of over $1bn. In 2005, Mr Lakhanpal and Dr Paul Netherwood founded Beach Horizon, a systematic fund management firm trading futures and FX, which has a continuous 17+ year track record that he still manages today.
Mr Lakhanpal has a BSc(Hons) in Physics from King’s College London and an MSc in Finance from Brunel University.
Mr Lakhanpal is authorised by the FCA in the UK (SKL01010) and by the NFA in the US (0354205).
Dr Paul Netherwood
Partner, CRO, CCO, CTO
Dr Netherwood is a founding partner of Wimmer Horizon LLP (formerly Beach Horizon LLP) with responsibilities for investment management, risk management, compliance and research for Horizon. He was responsible for designing and building the Horizon trading model and systems.
He has over 30 years of experience in the investment management sector and hedge fund industry including designing and building trading systems and large-scale risk management systems in a number of investment banks. He has a 17+ year track record as a fund manager.
Prior to founding Beach Horizon in May 2005, Dr Netherwood was at Beach Capital Management from 2001 where he was responsible for building systematic trading systems. Dr Netherwood started his career at AHL (now part of the Man Group plc) in 1993 where he was involved in trading system development. He later moved to Nomura to build risk management systems. Following that, he was Chief Architect at a risk management software house responsible for building Credit Risk Management systems for Deutsche Bank. He has also worked in the defence sector building weapons guidance systems and on the Human Genome Project building robotics systems.
Dr Netherwood has a number of research interests including AI, machine learning, data science, computer science, cryptocurrencies and Quantum Computing. He also has a number of advisory roles in start-ups, fintech and financial services firms.
Dr Netherwood has a PhD in Computer Science and AI and a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from Kingston University London.
Dr Netherwood is authorised by the FCA in the UK (PXN01140) and by the NFA in the US (0354204).