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  • The Massive Hedge Fund Betting on AI

    Publisher: Bloomberg

    Initially wary of the technology, Man Group was soon persuaded by the returns from algorithm-centric funds. As chief executive officer of one of the world’s largest hedge funds, Luke Ellis prides himself on a healthy appetite for risk. “My job,” he says, “is to not blink.” About five years ago, he did, though—in a big […]

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  • The Hot New Hedge Fund Flavor Is ‘Quantamental’

    Publisher: Bloomberg

    Fundamental and quantitative investing used to be the hedge-fund versions of oil and water: They didn’t mix. Those in the fundamental camp do analysis the old-fashioned way, evaluating investments based on research and instinct, with humans calling the shots. Quantitative money managers turn to sophisticated computer algorithms that search mountains of data for hidden signals […]

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  • Andurand hedge fund’s $100 oil bet stands out from the herd

    Publisher: Financial Times

    Hedge fund manager Pierre Andurand’s bet that oil will return to $100 a barrel has caught the attention of an industry more accustomed to energy executives warning they must prepare their companies to survive with prices less than half that level. It is a call that pitches the French-born trader against some of the biggest […]

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  • High-tech advances entice new wave of scientists and programmers to financial markets

    Publisher: Financial Times

    A host of emerging investment managers imbued with a solid grounding in science and algorithms represent the cutting edge of disruption on Wall Street. “We’re the new generation,” says Shalin Madan, chief investment officer of Bodhi Tree Asset Management, which he set up after 20 years of investing in hedge funds himself. After seeing how […]

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  • Investors turn to property, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds

    Publisher: Financial Times

    The worldwide shift into alternative assets gathered pace in 2016 as more institutional investors turned to property, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds in search of better returns. The worldwide shift into alternative assets gathered pace in 2016 as more institutional investors turned to property, infrastructure, private equity and hedge funds in search of better […]

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  • Hedge funds turn from Opec friend to adversary in oil market

    Publisher: Financial Times

    Traders have built up short positions and may yet force cartel to make bigger cuts. Opec set out to woo some of the biggest oil hedge funds in the industry at the turn of the year, holding private meetings where it laid out plans to cut crude supplies in an attempt to get prices back towards […]

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  • AI key for third wave of hedge fund managers

    Publisher: Pensions & Investments

    Veteran hedge fund seeder Jeffrey Tarrant is betting that a new generation of hedge fund managers proficient in machine learning processes will outperform and grow faster than those using traditional discretionary approaches. “Artificial intelligence will fundamentally change investment management,” professed Mr. Tarrant, CEO and chief investment officer of Protege Partners LLC, which manages $800 million in emerging […]

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  • Machine-learning promises to shake up large swathes of finance

    Publisher: The Economist

    MACHINE-LEARNING is beginning to shake up finance. A subset of artificial intelligence (AI) that excels at finding patterns and making predictions, it used to be the preserve of technology firms. The financial industry has jumped on the bandwagon. To cite just a few examples, “heads of machine-learning” can be found at PwC, a consultancy and […]

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  • Machine learning set to shake up equity hedge funds

    Publisher: Financial Times

    Machine learning poses a threat to equity hedge funds within the next decade as the technique becomes powerful enough to forecast market moves better than humans, one of the earliest investors in the industry is forecasting. Read more on FT.com here.

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  • The investment management industry faces a big squeeze

    Publisher: The Economist

    MAKING money yourself from investing other people’s has been a good business for over a century. Asset managers established a key principle early on: they could charge an ad valorem fee on the amount they oversee. So when markets go up, their fees go up. But as the title of a recent London Business School conference indicated, […]

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