Investment Management and AI: More Partnership Than Takeover

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By Clare Flynn Levy of Essentia Analytics   In the last year, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has gone from the purview of science fiction movies to something that appears almost daily in our newsfeeds. Commentators display almost an almost religious zeal in predicting the changes that will be brought about by this latest technological leapfrog. This is not […] Read more »

5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Process Using Behavioral Science

By Clare Flynn Levy of Essentia Analytics   It’s no secret that professional investors often struggle to apply the theoretical lessons of behavioral finance to their everyday activity. That’s why I founded Essentia Analytics. Our service helps active investors apply behavioral science to their own decision-making and generate measurable alpha gains, as a result. Here […] Read more »

Market Research as a Source of Insight for Hedge Funds

From Hedge Fund Insight staff and Surveygoo.com   The staff of Hedge Fund Insight have taken the view that just publishing the info-graphic below without some context would leave too many readers baffled as to the relevance. There will be readers that do not get the significance of market research for hedge funds. In an […] Read more »

SEC Proposes Disclosure of Use of Social Media by HF Firms and Individuals

By Michelle Jones,  Senior Editor at ValueWalk   As social media rises in popularity, much of Wall Street, including Hedge Funds and registered investment advisors (RIAs), is turning to Twitter Inc, Facebook Inc and other social networks to share information. Unfortunately most people view social media as very casual in nature, but regulators don’t see […] Read more »

10 Ways Hedge Fund Managers Can Improve Their Research Using The Web

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From Eagle Alpha   This is only the beginning for Wall Street leveraging the web. The best advances are yet to come and it will be innovative buyside firms who will be leveraging the web in the most interesting ways. Some use cases:   1. Analysis of Foursquare Data to Predict Sales Analyzing data from […] Read more »

Stock and Futures Sentiment from Social Media and News Analysis

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By Bill Dennis, CEO of EOTPRO Developments Inc.   This article will discuss social media and news analytics sentiment for short term intraday trading.  We will outline our experience surrounding both data sets and highlight some common challenges that users may experience when incorporating this data into their workflow. Finally, we will explain how we […] Read more »

Citadel’s Bumper Year Counts – It’s All Gravy Now

By Simon Kerr, Publisher Hedge Fund Insight Although Citadel Investment Group’s flagship funds, Wellington Fund and the Kensington Fund, will rightfully get attention for rising 25.9% and 24.9% respectively, the Chicago-based Groups’ investment success in 2012 was broad. All of the Citadel hedge funds were up by more than 10% in a year when  the HFRI […] Read more »