In 2009, Peter graduated from the Technical University of Ostrava, Department of Quality Control. The studies were mainly focused on Probability Theory and Statistical Processes. Shortly after his graduation, he discovered the world of exchange trading thanks to his friend. He became immediately hooked. He started to build his knowledge by reading numerous books and articles, and participating in trading courses.
During that year, he had an opportunity to start his PhD studies in Sweden Linköping University. In addition to his advanced studies of the statistical processes, he was more and more fascinated by the unique world of trading. Later in Sweden, he got many friends who focused on trading as well. Petr had an opportunity to share a lot of information and knowledge with them. He began to focus on studying automated trading strategies (ATS) for futures markets. He got especially interested in EasyLanguage programming language of TradeStation – the software platform and a brokerage company. Petr found out that he can widely use his knowledge of statistics and theory of probability in trading thanks to the automated trading principles.
In 2011, Peter went to Paris to work as a manager in a large corporate company, where he continued his intensive studies of programming principles of ATS in the TradeStation. In Paris, he met several traders who inspired and helped him to perceive trading from new perspectives. Since that moment, Petr was ready to develop multiple trading strategies that represent very stable results on historical market data.
Thanks to his job in Paris, Petr earned his initial capital to start live trading. Petr started with $19,625. After including all the fees for live market data, exchange fees etc. the net profit for 2013 was $14,090, which represented 71,8% increase of his trading capital. In November 2013, Petr had to withdraw $19,060 for his personal purposes. Therefore, he started the year 2014 with $14,915 and that year he earned $6,524. After including all the fees for live market data, exchange fees etc., the net profit for 2014 was $3,147, which represented 21.1% growth of its account. Petr was generating automated trading strategies for stock indices.
As he says: “It clearly confirms that if one gets devoted to training and education, success is waiting just around the corner.” Thanks to ATS, Petr could spend even more of his time on gaining his knowledge, since all orders get executed by the automated systems.
In 2015, Petr co-founded QuantOn Solutions, o.c.p.,a.s, where he has been responsible for the development of ATS. He moved from his retail trading to the institutional one. Their vision is to offer the clients a highly competitive product in the form of dynamic asset management. The principles of ATS development for institutional and for individual clients are based on know-how, which is followed by innovations of current market conditions. Petr, therefore, moved from an individual trader to an institutional manager of clients´ assets. In 2016, the company was registered as a Securities Brokerage firm. It is a subject to supervision of the National Bank of Slovakia and is a member of the Investment Guarantee Fund.
The working result of our teams of programmers, mathematicians, and statisticians is an innovative management of assets, which respects and reacts on contemporary global financial market situation. Based on our own mathematical and statistical models, the company adjusts different types of trading logics, which are then being tested, evaluated, and automatically applied and managed. Our team of professionals creates active and balanced portfolios adjusted to the risk aversion of our client. The key pillars for achieving attractive relationship between the stake and profitability is, according to our company, diversification. This is then followed by the management of the client´s portfolio, which is logically and professionally structured. The company started its live trading with assets of their clients in October 2015. By the end of January 2017, the company´s automated trading systems had managed to increase the capital by 14,26%. The maximum drawdown was 3,13%. The goal of the company is not to have an aggressive money management and to increase the capital by hundreds of percent a year. Instead, it aims to have conservative risk management.
Petr also trades other instruments in the hedge fund such as stock pairs. Ha has got a lot of experience and is willing to share the know-how in his courses. You, as a client, have a great opportunity to get the access to the world of stock pairs and to see how this instrument is managed on an institutional level, where Petr is the main portfolio manager, responsible for the development of high quality trading strategies.
From the lecturing point of view, Petr established an internet portal called AOStrading.cz in 2014. He teaches students about his way of trading in the forms of articles, videos, online courses, and individual courses. AOStrading.cz focuses on automated trading systems and stock pair trading. In 2014, he and Ekopress published a book Příručka obchodování na komoditních trzích pro začínající investory.
Trading bears fruit in the form of financial independence and personal freedom. However, people have to be disciplined, determined and educated. For these reasons, I want to help people to open the door to this amazing world of trading to fulfil their dreams and desires. I perceive it as the mission of my life.
Peter´s life motto is:
First work, then fun.” Meant in the long term, of course …