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Opalesque Futures Briefing » Technology http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing Futures Briefing Sun, 20 Nov 2016 23:09:55 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.7.1 en hourly 1 Bubble Of Artificial Intelligence In Investing http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13102 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13102#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:51:52 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13102 Ewan Kirk, founder of the $4.5 billion Cantab Capital Partners and an original managed futures CTA pioneer notes that in reality artificial intelligence is designed on the basis of a well-defined goal. Said another way, it is a reasonably controlled environment often driven by if – then logic.
“This is absolutely not the case in finance, where the goal is…

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Machine learning to revolutionise investing http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13100 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13100#comments Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:51:22 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13100 Financial advisers are increasingly recognising the benefits of machine learning for investors, according to Man AHL. Encouraged by the rise of big data and evolving technologies, Man says the artificial intelligence solution is developing into a powerful investment tool. The group, which is actively researching machine learning techniques, has already successfully introduced machine learning models across its own client trading…

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Gemini Alt & IASG Alternatives Announce Technology Integration http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13064 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13064#comments Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:00:52 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=13064 The Gemini Companies announces that its affiliate, Gemini Alternative Funds, LLC, has completed a software integration with IASG Alternatives LLC. As part of a strategic relationship, prospective Gemini Alt investors will have access to the IASG Alternatives managed futures database without leaving Gemini Alt’s Galaxy Plus managed account portal. IASG’s database will allow Gemini investors to be able to combine…

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The robots bringing alternative investments to the masses http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12821 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12821#comments Mon, 04 Jul 2016 00:35:49 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12821 Many investors are under the mistaken impression that by investing in bonds, equities and real estate, their portfolio is diverse. Until now, primarily due to restricted access, few have considered what many institutional investors utilize as a key diversification tool; namely alternative investments such as hedge funds or managed futures.
Much research has been undertaken into the performance of alternative investments…

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4 cyber security keys for CTAs http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12652 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12652#comments Mon, 09 May 2016 00:47:24 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12652 Today, cyber security is a necessary worry and cost of doing business for everyone in the trading community, especially commodity trading advisors. The NFA’s new requirement that every member must have a cyber security plan in place is merely a formality for what a CTA should already have as part of its business set up.
And today’s cyber security is…

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Computer trading gains help Man Group weather market storm http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12565 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12565#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 01:22:20 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=12565 Man Group, the world’s biggest listed hedge fund, said on Friday it had retained most of the assets it invests during a challenging first quarter for fund managers, lifting its shares. The hedge fund’s results contrast with the performance of the world’s biggest asset manager, BlackRock, which posted a 20 percent fall in profits on Thursday.
Man said it had lost…

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How a Commodity Trading Advisor may use Expectancy & R Multiples http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11590 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11590#comments Mon, 15 Jun 2015 01:00:42 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11590 If a CTA is purely a discretionary or nonsystematic trader they will review their past trading results and delve into how they are making or losing money. They will look at each individual trade on a one-lot basis, then with the knowledge of what their risk was going into the trade (initial exit point) and the closed profit or loss,…

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Bridgewater’s traditional “managed futures” algorithmic trading approaches http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11266 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11266#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 01:05:56 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11266 Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund whose strategy is said to include a small portion of traditional “managed futures” algorithmic trading approaches, appears to have a desire to take the computer-based trading concept to a new level.Dalio will start a new artificial intelligence unit next month staffed with six people and headed by former International Business Machines…

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CTAs, activist and technology hedge funds lead gainers in 2014 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11083 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11083#comments Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:58:20 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=11083 CTAs, technology and shareholder activist strategies led hedge fund gainers in 2014 as the industry posted a modest 0.31% returns in December and ended the year with 3.57% positive performance, according to data provider Hedge Fund Research. The performance is below the long-term average hedge fund industry performance of 10.7%, as hedge fund managers maintained conservative exposures with equity markets…

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Bloomberg set for key futures and options role http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10345 http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10345#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:53:11 +0000 shailaja http://www.opalesque.com/Futures_Briefing/?p=10345 Bloomberg has acquired low-latency connectivity and trading support provider RTS RealTime Systems to expand its exchange connectivity through RTS’ existing global network of datacenters.
By integrating RTS’ multi-asset trading solution, Bloomberg will be able to expand the global reach of its suite of trading technologies and says it will have faster and more reliable access to liquidity venues globally………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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