Rise of billionaire bots: how algos redefined hedge funds

(Last Updated On: June 1, 2017)

Rise of billionaire robots: how algos redefined hedge funds

While most hedge funds are suffering this year due to poor performance, a high profile list highlighted half of the most successful were driven by computer models. These are also using quantitative analysis techniques as well. What does that mean? The old-school way of running hedge funds is quickly withering away. This is another way of saying human traders are losing ground against the robots which obviously includes high-frequency trading shops as well.

Check out this very high-profile article from Britain’s Guardian newspaper

Here are some of the highlights:

Last year, David Siegel, cofounder of Two Sigma Investments, one of those quants, announced that one day “no human investment manager will be able to beat the computer“. Siegel, himself a computer scientist, now manages more than $35bn, and qualified for Alpha’s “rich list” for the first time this year. He debuted at No 7 with estimated 2015 earnings of $500m.

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