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Trevor Mottl, Head of Portfolio Structure, Risk + Alternative Data

Head of Portfolio Structure, Risk + Alternative Data

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Invest with A.I. or become irrelevant

Investors throughout history have been utilizing technology to try to get an informational edge in markets. This was true in the famous story of Nathan Rothschilds use of carrier pigeons to get information about the outcome of the Battle of Waterloo ahead of other traders. It was also true in the more recent latency race among high frequency traders who moved from laying fiber between Chicago and New York to funding microwave towers for microsecond decreases in latency. Until recently, the ability to use technology to gain an informational edge in the fundamental analysis of single stocks has been relatively minimal. Even as quantitative investment strategies grew their assets by hundreds of billions of dollars, fundamentally focused funds tended to use the human aggregation of data

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