De Montfort Literature
De Montfort Literature, now a company in its own right, started life as a small division of a successful hedge fund with a passion for literature. Recognising there was a dearth of good, new novelists, they decided to take what they knew about hedge fund management and apply it to literature and the creation of a new generation of best-selling novelists.
Recognising a gap in the market for an alternative to the traditional agents and publishers, and self-publishing routes, or what we like to call the ‘literary lottery’, we spent a lot of time and energy using some very advanced techniques to discover what makes a good novelist.
This is the biggest problem that traditional publishers have. Because they don’t know what it is, they prefer not to invest. But at De Montfort Literature, because we know what we are looking for, when we find it we’ll invest in it.
Many years ago when first starting out in finance, we devised a mathematical system, based partly on the Fibonacci sequence, to predict the financial markets. Using various data, we predicted the bottom of the market in 2002, the 2008 crash and Brexit, amongst other significant events.
Using the same methodology and applying it to literature, we believe we can create more quality novelists.
Montfort – Founder
Jonathan started trading the US500 on his own personal account in 2001 and very quickly realised that using computer software was the best and most scientific way to isolate opportunities in the markets. This led to the creation of his first few trading models, some of which continue to be used today.
In 2004, Jonathan started his career as a hedge fund manager in the City of London, working for companies such as Lehman Brothers, Millennium Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs. Click the image to learn more . . .
In 2004, Jonathan started his career as a hedge fund manager in the City of London, working for companies such as Lehman Brothers, Millennium Capital Partners and Goldman Sachs.
Jonathan left Goldman’s in 2013 to set up De Montfort Capital. Maintaining his own trading style, Jonathan has built the firm by continuing to use traditional analysis combined with state of the art technology. He now focusses on investments in disruptive businesses, from start-up to well established, ranging from blockchain to new social media platforms.
In addition to running his own successful hedge fund company, Jonathan is also a keen writer, with an interest in literature. He has first-hand experience of how hard and painstaking it can be to write a novel and get it published. Having taken him four and half years to write, Jonathan’s first novel, ‘Turner’, a supernatural thriller about what it means to be human, pure love and the sacrifices people make for these things, is the first book to be published by De Montfort Literature.