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Artificial Intelligence (AI) Powers New Hedge Fund Strategies, Business and Industry Trends Analysis

While algorithms are being used by “FinTech” (financial technology) firms to offer asset management at very low fees to everyday investors, a much more sophisticated trend is emerging at hedge funds that service some of the world’s largest investors.  Mathematicians, statisticians and experts in machine learning and artificial intelligence at select hedge funds and investment firms are operating massive investment software and data platforms that seek to maximize investment returns with split-second timing.  Each of these firms tries to establish a unique competitive advantage through such artificial intelligence-driven computer systems.  Many use their computers to analyze vast troves of historical market data to identify the cause and effect of patterns, and then attempt to forecast when such events will recur.  Others include massive datasets of non-financial data, such as employment, household income, weather or international trade, and build automated investment strategies based on such data.
These AI systems are designed to continuously learn and to hopefully improve investment returns over time.  Innovative companies in this field include Quantitative Investment Management LLC ( and Teza Capital Management LLC (

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