Mon, Dec 18, 2017
A A A
Welcome Guest
Free Trial RSS
Get FREE trial access to our award winning publications
New Managers February 2017

SERVICERS' SPOT: Blue Lion, or AI for alternative investments

Modern investor tools (5): Blue Lion, or AI for alternative investments

A new series on technology providers that assist asset allocators.

Blue Lion Research, a City of London Fintech company, is bringing in artificial intelligence (AI) to provide deeper analysis for investors and managers.

For investors, the firm assesses operational criteria, clauses and features of legal documents, and provides comparison with peers and response to market conditions. And for managers, they evaluate differentiation and provide a better understanding of their fund universe. Their new product launched in August 2016 after two years of research and development. Co-founder Grant Fuller talks to Opalesque.

Opalesque: How did you get started?

Grant Fuller: The whole process started when we originally were having a conversation with some institutional investors who were saying that over time, they were becoming increasingly head-count pressured: they didn't have as many analysts at their disposal as they used to, but they were still being inundated with more and more soliciting funds.

And the idea was floated that the rise in machine learning and AI might offer a nice solution.

So we did some some research and it turned out this indeed was the case. It is possible to take data gathered from funds, from markets and data collected from institutional investors, and put those three components into a machine learning and AI environment and have the machine identify relationships between funds and the markets, but also between the funds and the investors. That was not possible or obvious previously.

Of course, the machine can do this much faster than a human analyst can. The goal here was not to produce robo trading for hedge funds. The goal was to make it possible for an in......................

To view our full article please login

This article was published in Opalesque's New Managers a top-down monthly analysis, news and research publication on the global emerging manager space.
New Managers
New Managers
New Managers

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. Mediobanca acquires majority stakes in Swiss hedge fund[more]

    Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia: Listed diversified banking group Mediobanca SpA said it has acquired a majority stake in Geneva-based hedge fund firm RAM Active Investments SA (RAM AI), an active and alternative asset manager offering a range of act

  2. North America - Miami could attract hedge funds if SALT deductions axed[more]

    From Law360.com: For years, inertia has been Nitin Motwani's greatest foe in his attempts to lure hedge fund owners in the northeast to Miami, which he has pitched as a tropical low-tax paradise. But with the Republican tax bill proposing to eliminate deductions for state and local taxes, he's sensi

  3. Northleaf Capital Partners closes debut private credit fund on $670M[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Northleaf Capital Partners has closed its debut private credit fund - Northleaf Private Credit I - on $670 million. The vehicle will invest in private credit transactions in Europe and North America, with a primary focus on lending to private equity-backed compa

  4. ...And Finally - The ongoing gun saga in the U.S.[more]

    From Newsoftheweird.com: As elder members of the First United Methodist Church in Tellico Plains, Tennessee, gathered on Nov. 16 to discuss the recent church shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas, one of those present asked if anyone had brought a gun to church. One man spoke up and said he c

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: Credit Suisse Asset Management's NEXT Investors leads $6M Series A round for LUX Technology and Services[more]

    Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York: Credit Suisse Asset Management's NEXT Investors has led a $6 million Series A funding round for LUX Technology and Services, a business and technology solutions provider for the alternative assets industry. The investment will be used to fuel growth of Trans