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AI-based hedge fund brings machine learning investing to masses

Friday, May 26, 2017

Komfie Manalo, Opalesque Asia:

Machine learning-based hedge fund firm Greyfeather Capital is trying to bring artificial intelligence investing to the masses with its plan to expand beyond the limited reach of the alternative investments space.

"We're excited to bring AI technology to traditional investors," says Greyfeather Capital chief operating officer Jeffrey Payne, "The average person interacts with similar technology each day whenever he or she accepts a Netflix recommendation or uses a virtual assistant such as Siri; we know that younger people expect the advantages of advanced technology. With the vast majority of traditionally managed mutual funds underperforming in recent decades, it just doesn't make sense to continue to ignore the superior predictive capabilities of AI when buying stocks."

Greyfeather is currently operating its AI-based long-short equities strategy with partner capital in a run up to opening its hedge fund operation to the public in September 2017. With its long-short strategy in place, Greyfeather has created a long-only equities strategy intended to bring the advantages of AI to all investors, regardless of current wealth status or income level.

Greyfeather plans to bring this long-only strategy to market through a sub-advisory partnership with one or more asset management firms. Greyfeather is currently in talks with a large asset management firm to that end, but will continue to accept proposals.

"The sub advisory model make......................

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