The risks in employing cloud providers are still not settled, despite its value to data scientists. Dan Barnes.
Cloud computing providers should not be too smart if they want to gain the confidence of their users, according to industry practitioners, despite the utility’s obvious advantage. Continue reading “Technology : Trust – the real questions finance firms ask cloud providers”
Headline risk is increasingly a source of short-term volatility, how well can sentiment analysis manage this risk? Chris Hall investigates.
Continue reading “Sentiment analysis : As anger rises, do markets?”
Research is indicating factors are the driver for bond fund manager outperformance, even outside of factor investing mandates. By Lynn Strongin Dodds
Continue reading “Factor investing : Factors prove fundamental to bond investment”
Headlines knocking the quantitative investment industry have not told the whole truth, writes Gill Wadsworth.
‘Crappy’; this is the term quant manager AQR’s chief executive Cliff Asness used to describe his time investing in quants at the back end of 2018 and into early 2019. Continue reading “Quant investing : Have quants really underperformed?”
Schroders and BlueOrchard Finance have entered an agreement for Schroders to take a majority stake in the microfinance and impact investing pioneer. Founded in 2001, it was an early commercial manager of microfinance debt investments.
Continue reading “Schroders buys into BlueOrchard Finance”