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Data comes before strategy for this new big data hedge fund

Monday, July 03, 2017

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Eric Kohlmann Kupper
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

New York-based Trinnacle Capital Management, LLC (TCM) is a new data-driven hedge fund. The co-founders develop proprietary algorithms that leverage big data to source lucrative trading opportunities with an embedded margin of safety. The fund, which was incepted in November last year with the founder's capital as well as family and friends', returned 2.76% in 2016 (class A) and is up about 5% YTD (to June).

One of the co-founders talks to Opalesque about his strategy, the use of big data in the fund universe, and geolocation.

Opalesque: How did you get started?

Eric Kohlmann Kupper: My co-founder Joel Bloch and I both studied physics together. I then went into venture capital and started investing in tech companies, first in Brazil and then, together with my family in Zurich, Switzerland (I am both a Brazilian and a German national).

I am an angel investor in tech companies and specifically big data companies. It became apparent that there's huge potential, and that there is a disconnect between the data they collect (or that is sitting on servers), and what is being used in advertising and many other industries.

But it seemed that a lot of these data sets - specifically from startups we are investigating and helping to turn their data sets into product for the financial ......................

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