5 Stages of Autonomy

By Andreas Roell   Last week’s post had the purpose of deciphering the various approaches to trading in the financial markets. It was stimulated by the difficulty that the financial industry community has with classifying the emerging mechanics of algorithmic trading, the category AlphaTrAI is part of.   In the…

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The Categories of Traders In Hedge Funds

By Andreas Roell   I have been lucky enough in my career to be part of new phases of innovations in long-established industries.  At the start of my career, the Internet first emerged and the dot com companies began appearing. Then, I founded one of the first digital marketing agencies…

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Uncharted Waters – Part 2

By Andreas Roell   In part 1 of my post, I left you with a question.  What would be the lasting impact of these unprecedented recent stock market events we just experienced?  It is still uncertain if this is a blip or the start of a new market dynamic.    …

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Uncharted Waters – Part 1

By Andreas Roell   In light of the recent, unprecedented circumstances surrounding the U.S. equity markets, I wanted to provide you with my perspective and insights on how our algorithmic approach differentiated us.   Before I go into the specifics of our algorithmic models’ autonomous decision making, I encourage you…

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1000 questions for us but how many do you ask traditionalists?

By Andreas Roell   Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking on a virtual panel to an audience with a mix of quantitative and traditional asset managers and advisors. The conversation very quickly shifted to the topic of how to make allocators and investors comfortable with algorithmic investing versus…

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The Need for Authentic AI in Financial Markets

By Andreas Roell   The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “Authentic” as both “worthy of acceptance or belief as conforming to or based on fact” and “conforming to an original so as to reproduce essential features”.  I caught myself using the phrase “Authentic AI” in one of my discussions and it made…

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What a Year It Has Been

By Andreas Roell   2020 has truly been an unprecedented year in all of our lives.  From the pandemic, to the historical election, to the way most of us just celebrated this holiday season unlike any other.  As always, unprecedented times come with significant insights and learnings.  This is especially…

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The ever changing dynamics of financial markets

By Andreas Roell   When Google’s DeepMind beat the Go world champion in 2017, the AI world celebrated this accomplishment as a major milestone in the technical advancements of the industry.  Rightfully so, because defeating the number one Go player at the time was considered beyond the reach of even…

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Looking beyond the $300b risk of capital outflow prediction

by Andreas Roell   By now, most of us have likely become aware of JP Morgan’s prediction that approximately $300b of capital in equity markets are at the risk of outflow. As a quick reminder, this forecast is based on the traditional 60/40 approach of mutual funds, which are in…

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