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Opalesque Roundup: Hedge fund investors doubt artificial intelligence can be relied on for fundamental investing : hedge fund news, week 15.

Monday, April 16, 2018

In the week ending 13 March, 2018, participants at a recent Opalesque Roundtable in Connecticut explained how artificial intelligence and machine learning can offer meaningful assistance in speeding up a portfolio manager's information gathering and evaluation process, however at this time some believe the technology has not yet advanced to the point where you can rely upon it as a decision-maker within a fundamental discretionary strategy. Rick Doucette also said that the treasury function for any long/short fund has become increasingly more important since 2008 no matter the asset class.

In FinTech, George Soros made his move to invest in cryptocurrencies, and it also appears that the Rockefellers are moving into crypto via their venture capital firm Venrock. Mike Novogratz has lured Richard Kim from Goldman Sachs as his new chief operating officer for Galaxy Digital; Gemini said it would roll out block trading for bitcoin and ether starting later this week; Pantera Capital saw the value of its cryptocurrency fund cut nearly in half in March; a BarclayHe......................

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