Julius de Kempenaer is the creator of Relative Rotation Graphs™. This unique method to visualize relative strength within a universe of securities was first launched on Bloomberg professional services terminals in January of 2011 and was released on StockCharts.com in July of 2014.
After graduating from the Dutch Royal Military Academy, Julius served in the Dutch Air Force in multiple officer ranks. He retired from the military as a captain in 1990 to enter the financial industry as a portfolio manager for Equity & Law (now part of AXA Investment Managers). In 1992, Julius moved to IRIS/Robeco as a buy-side quantitative/technical analyst. He remained with the firm until 1997 when RABObank acquired Robeco. Julius then moved to RABObank International as the head of technical analysis on the trading floor in Utrecht. Until June of 2007, he served in a similar role on the trading floor of Kempen & Co. in Amsterdam. More recently he worked as a quantitative strategist/portfolio manager for Taler Asset Management in Gibraltar.
Presently, Julius is the director/owner of RRG Research in Amsterdam. RRG Research works with a limited number of partners, such as StockCharts.com, to make available and publish Relative Rotation Graphs. They provide bespoke research based on relative strength to institutional investors. At another level, Julius works with various asset management companies on the development and implementation of asset allocation models into their portfolio construction workflow.
RRG Charts enable users to analyze trends in the relative strength of various securities (sectors, individual equities, indexes, etc.) in a single graphical format without having to browse through a large number of charts with 1-1 comparisons. It increases analysis efficiency and provides stronger insights into the relative trends that are at work in a universe of securities. They provide the "big picture in one picture" so to say.
A free version of a Relative Rotation Graph can be found here. StockCharts.com subscribers can also create custom RRG Charts from some pre-defined universes as well as from their own list of symbols.
Julius will contribute to the RRG Charts blog on a regular basis and will gladly answer any questions or engage in a discussion either on the blog or on The StockCharts Answer Network (s.c.a.n.).
RRG, Relative Rotation Graphs, JdK RS-Ratio and JdK RS-Momentum are registered TradeMarks by RRG Research.