Fri, Feb 23, 2018
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
Alternative Market Briefing

Artificial Intelligence: The fight for talent

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

The growth of artificial intelligence has pushed fund managers to utilize this technology and explore new ways to use it to their advantage, said John Harrison, a partner and Group CFO/COO at Amplitude Capital, a systematic CTA hedge fund, at the latest Opalesque 2017 UK Roundtable.

"Artificial intelligence has become a big debate now in our industry which we clearly can't ignore," Harrison stated. "Also at Amplitude, there is a push to examine the extent to which we can utilize AI as a means of enhancing what we already do and also explore new ways."

However, the bottleneck is obviously talent, which is very limited in its availability and becoming more desirable. From a business perspective, the art would be "to enter the fray at the optimal time", he said.

Harrison continued, "AI projects will have a lead time before results can be determined, but managers must not ignore the subject. Some managers are actually making remarkable progress in this area, and if you get left behind, there's always a danger that you are left holding the Nokia mobile telephone when iPhones are coming out, and nobody really wants to be in that spot."

Despite elements of hype, the underlying technology is undoubtedly there and will grow

Dr Toby Goodworth, head of Diversifying Strategies at investment consultan......................

To view our full article Click here

Today's Exclusives Today's Other Voices More Exclusives
Previous Opalesque Exclusives                                  
More Other Voices
Previous Other Voices                                               
Access Alternative Market Briefing


  • Top Forwarded
  • Top Tracked
  • Top Searched
  1. Art & Motion launches collectible car alternative investment vehicle[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Luxembourg-based Art & Motion has launched a new investment vehicle dedicated to vintage cars and exceptional high-quality vehicles as this collectible market has grown exponentially the turn of the centu

  2. Opalesque Exclusive: Global Sigma captures February's long-vol trade[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York for New Managers: Florida-based Global Sigma rode February's volatility to new highs. The firm's AGSF strategy is up +2.8 percent through February 16 and +4.2 percent YTD a

  3. Institutional Investors - Hedge funds regain their appeal for a $57 billion asset manager, Private credit strategies in stratosphere[more]

    Hedge funds regain their appeal for a $57 billion asset manager From With volatility back on the radar, one of the Nordic region's biggest asset managers is considering relying a bit more on hedge funds to help oversee his portfolio. Mikko Mursula, the chief investment off

  4. Investing - All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping, Hedge funds pile into Time Warner in bet on merger success[more]

    All aboard for hedge funds as trade tide lifts shipping From Forced to abandon ship after mistiming their investments five years ago, hedge funds are venturing back in a bid to profit from growing global trade flows. Around 90 percent of traded goods by volume are tran

  5. Investing - Hedge funds turn short on tech just as stock rally takes off, After biggest short, speculators slash bearish US bond bets as supply deluge looms[more]

    Hedge funds turn short on tech just as stock rally takes off From A key group of investors has just missed out on the biggest tech-stock rally since 2014. Hedge funds and other large speculators turned net short on Nasdaq 100 Index futures for the first time in 21 months, ac