The article below refers. Great growth by QIM. Good for them! I am curious as to peoples thoughts on how they achieved this rapid growth. It seems the critical phase for a CTA/CPO/HF Mgr is moving from the $0-5M regime into the $5-10M regime and then after AUM exceeds AUM it seems future growth comes fairly "easy" assuming performance is at least average. Of course this is an oversimplification, but the purpose of this post is to solicit broad discussion/opinions. ====================================== Charlottesville, Virginia-based Quantitative Investment Management's assets under management have risen dramatically in the past three months, increasing from $11.4 million at the end of July to $42.4 million at the end of September and, with the addition of another $32 million in new client assets this month, and to more than $74 million, said John McAllister, vice president of marketing. "The new investors included high-net-worth individual and institutional investors," said McAllister. He declined to name the investors. QIM's flagship product is the low-volatility Global program, which employs some 1,500 quantitative trading models that utilize pattern recognition to predict short- and medium-term price movements in global futures markets. The Global program has achieved a compound annualized return of 22.3% since its December 2001 launch, and is up 13.6% year to date.