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Opalesque Roundup: Majority of hedge fund investors to "significantly or moderately" shift money to quant funds: hedge fund news, week 29

Monday, July 17, 2017

In the week ending 14 July, 2017, in FinTech, a report by Jefferies pointed to a chart from Google Trends as a visualisation how interest in "data science" has dramatically outpaced searches and interest for "hedge funds". This is further backed by the newest Credit Suisse where 81% of polled allocators indicated to invest into hedge funds during the remainder of the year, and 57% of them intending to "significantly" (5%) or moderately (52%) shift more money to quant and systematic strategies until 2020 or 2022. The Boston Consulting Group believes asset managers that are able to take advantage of AIs will be in the best position to thrive in a future marked by lower fees and weaker fund flows. The technology is predicted to help firms improve performance and invent better client-service models while keeping costs under control. However, most asset managers would at best still be in an experimenting phase with the technology.

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