Month: May 2021

DATA: Interacting with, and analyzing it…

DATA: Interacting with, and analyzing it…

When the movie Minority Report  came out in 2002, I was working as a VP in the Quant group at Fidelity Investments. Among all the high-tech gadgets introduced in the movie, what stood out to me the most was ease in which Tom Cruise’s character...

Hello Quants? Innovation Calling

Hello Quants? Innovation Calling

Quant funds have had a rough go of things lately. Investing in the era of the pandemic has renewed talk of “paradigm shifts” and “new normals”. It is worth asking the question: Can historically-steeped, factor-based quant strategies survive in the upside-down world...

The Machine + Person Approach

The Machine + Person Approach

In 2020 and 2021 quant funds have had a tough time of it, as algorithms struggled to navigate the whipsaw conditions created by the pandemic and has managers revisiting the Person + Machine question. The pandemic has led to significant dispersion of returns, with many...

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