About SQR

Founded by Andrew Paquin, SQR provides Smart Indexing models, for financial professionals, which are designed to grow & preserve capital by utilizing a Trend Rotation System with embedded risk management. With a career spanning two decades, covering both the boom and bust of the dot com era, as-well-as the GFC of 2008, Andrew saw first hand how Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) and the Efficient Market Theory (EMT) failed investors.

Influenced by the classic works of Jesse Livermore and Nicolas Darvas, as-well-as the contemporary trend following works of Michael Covel and Dorsey Wright; SQR believes investors are best served, over the long term, by adopting a practice of regularly adapting to market risk and trends to grow and preserve capital in both bull and bear cycles.


SQR approaches the markets from the belief that MPT & EMT will fail investors and professionals again – destroying trillions more in wealth. It is for this reason, we practice a trend following discipline – which has been academically proven and documented – adhering to its primary tenets:

  1. What market do you buy or sell at any time?
  2. How much of a market do you buy or sell?
  3. When do you enter a market?
  4. When do you get out of a losing position?
  5. When do you get out of a winning position?

Our models are index focused, rules based, and systematic – designed to remove opinion, bias, and emotion from the investment process. We are confident that we offer a suite of Smart Indexing models which can serve to buffer the major shortcomings of MPT & EMT and compliment portfolios.

Investment professionals, if you are seeking solutions which may enhance risk adjusted returns – then contact SQR today. Our models can be implemented for up to 85% less than traditional outsourced channels, and can serve as an overlay or sleeve for complementing: model portfolios, asset allocations, SMA’s, mutual funds, hedge funds, pension funds, endowments, or insurance companies.

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