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Hedge Funds and AI: A Great Combination

Artificial Intelligence (AI) machines are increasingly being used for analysis, investigation, and the decision-making process with hedge fund activity.  One example of this is Aidyia, a hedge fund that generated a 2 percent return on its first day of trading US equities using an AI machine. 

According to research conducted by alternative assets market financial data firm Preqin there are 1,360 hedge funds using the machines for trading.  They give far more data than just regular software as they are able to provide traders with “full autonomy” which eliminates the need for a data scientist.  The machines have the capacity to analyze huge amounts of data very fast which results in the analysis of market prices, fiscal reports, social media, new trends, and more. That data is then programmed into the AI machine for a “vote” to be taken to determine the next step.

Peltarion is an AI service provider.  With its $20m fund injection from Euclidean Capital, the firm should now be able to reach its goal of “mak[ing] AI accessible for all in order to solve the world’s problems faster”. Luka Crnkovic-Friis, Peltarion CEO and co-founder explained:

“AI is a technology that everyone should benefit from. Our mission is to make AI technology useable and affordable for all and this investment will help us to grow and scale in order to do more good in the world.”

The AI machines can also measure and predict bitcoin prices, and give an assessment on intangible assets.  Huge quantities of data from platforms like Twitter and news headlines can be analyzed – something that can only be carried out by a machine.

Hedge Fund Manager on Global Economy

This video presents a brief overview on the world’s largest hedge fund manager – Ray Dalio who talks about how the dollar is losing its reserve currency status. Over the past 34 years Dalio has seen China do something unprecedented.  A massive shift which has made it “the greatest economic miracle ever.” Charts show what… Continue Reading

Trading FOREX Like a Hedge Fund

In this video, Asia Forex Mentor founder Ezekiel Chew, discusses “how hedge fund managers, hedge fund companies trade. Be it forex, stocks etc. In order for us retail forex traders to be profitable. We need to have the same trading mentality and style as a forex hedge fund manager.” Continue Reading

Cryptocurrency Investment Funds

More than half of the 466 cryptocurrency investments funds have been established as hedge funds.  According to Crypto Fund Research, 255 of the 466 funds are set up this way and 195 of these are created as VC funds.  16 represent private equity funds. In 2017 around 100 crypto funds were launched; this year the… Continue Reading

Hedge Funds Regain Popularity

It seems that hedge funds are finally looking like a good bet again these days.  They are regaining popularity with investors with demand significantly increasing.    According to a recent Credit Suisse Group AG survey, net demand for hedge fund allocation is the highest it has been in three years.  Last year it was 12 percent… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Management over the Years

In this video put out by the Milken Institute earlier this month, Bloomberg TV’s Editor-at-Large Erik Schatzker opens a discussion on hedge fund strategies and other issues looking to the future of the industry. On these topics he sits with the following individuals: • Dmitry Balyasny – Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Balyasny… Continue Reading

Crypto Hedge Funds?

There has been quite a lot of volatility with crypto hedge funds over the last few months.  But does this mean that they should be completely discounted?  Should we take a break for a while, or make that long term? Adding to this issue is Americans lack of understanding of its regulatory status. Still, having… Continue Reading

Hedge Fund Investments: Good or Bad Idea?

While managers are doing well, are hedge funds all that?  Yes and no.  hedge fund portfolios have, traditionally actually performed well but this success can be substantially diluted due to service provider fees. It has been said that it is the hedge fund investors who suffer these fees ultimately.  But we’re not convinced that’s true. … Continue Reading