William O’Neil will be competing against other foreign quant players that have launched products in China.
After software generates a quant portfolio, the fund manager monitors for unforeseen concentration risk, according to the managing director of Natixis IM affiliate Seeyond.
Big data may be a fund differentiator when used in the investment process, but Asia’s fund selectors are uncomfortable with quant strategies, said Deutsche Bank’s head of fund solutions in APAC, Joyce Ngan.
Ping Zhou explains how data, economic theory and academic research trump face-to-face contact in his systematic global equity strategy that seeks to identify unexpected growth.
Smart beta strategies, effectively quant strategies, have traction in Europe but in Asia the appeal is not as clear, according to Gregor Andrade, a principal at AQR Capital Management.