About

Forwardcaster is a New Zealand-based company with a global outlook. We offer investors access to our cloud-based back-testing engine so they can build and test their own long-term stock market strategies.

Our investment philosophy is to merge the probabilities and statistics used by quants (e.g. as applied by investment guru Ed Thorp) with the fundamental approaches to value investing as practiced by Warren Buffett and other leading value investors. For those interested, please read: Quantitative Value: A Practitioner’s Guide to Automating Intelligent Investment and Eliminating Behavioural Errors.

Investing is fraught with complexity and uncertainty. It is articulated in numbers, but results in strong emotions. This situation gives rise to a range of behavioural biases, leading to poor returns. Some investors suffer from ‘paralysis by analysis’ while others rely on their ‘gut’.

An investment strategy helps an investor think clearly. It cuts through the noise of the market and allows you to monitor your portfolio as a whole. It is not about finding the next winning stock but about creating a robust strategy within your tollerance for risk.

Following a well-tested strategy helps to remove the emotion from investing and provides a rational basis for improved performance.

Meet the team

Patrick Cooper
Director
Pat is a serial tech-entrepreneur and has had a number of successes including founding and exiting the UK-based company Vigil Software Ltd. He’s a co-founder of Image Analyzer Ltd and has co-funded a number of start-ups including Galaxkey Ltd and Ambit Ltd.
Tom Wigley
Chief Executive
Tom is Forwardcaster’s visionary. He worked for five plus years as an Investment Analyst for start-up wealth manager Crema Capital (incubated by Movac Ltd). During that time, Tom also helped to advance the company’s investment accounting software now known as Adminis Ltd.  
Slava Solovei
Chief Technology Officer
Slava is Chief Technology Officer at Holley Holland Ltd in London. He has over 18 years of experience in software development and specialises in delivering greenfield Fintech solutions, both for small start-ups and large banks. At Forwardcaster, Slava oversees the development of our technology.
Krushna Barhate
Lead Developer
Krushna has 17 years of software development experience. He is used to working with teams across the globe, and has a fintech background. At Forwardcaster, his responsibility is to develop our application into production-ready software.