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PanAgora was the feature of the Business Insider article “A portfolio manager at a $43 billion investment firm explains firms’ flawed approach to using alternative data, and how they can fix it”

March 22, 2019

“Mike Chen, a portfolio manager at PanAgora Asset Management, said firms are struggling to find value in alternative data because of their approach. Instead of trying out a variety of data feeds, Chen said firms should first develop a specific investment question they’d like to solve.”

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Nick Alonso and Eddie Qian were featured in Bloomberg’s article “Quant Famed for Ray Dalio-Like Trades Has Battle Plan for Stocks.”

February 27, 2019

“A Boston-based quant firm is channeling Ray Dalio’s playbook in an attempt to navigate late-cycle markets that are flipping between giddy rallies and gut-wrenching losses. PanAgora is a fan… it’s the professional home of Edward Qian, who coined the term [Risk Parity]… According to a recent paper [on Defensive Equity] by Alonso and Qian, PanAgora’s […]

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George Mussalli was quoted in Waters Technology’s piece “Crowded Alt Data Market Makes Standing Out Difficult for Providers.”

February 26, 2019

“For alternative data consumers, the shop windows glitter with potential. Providers offer innovative datasets that range from satellite imagery of crop productivity for commodities and futures traders to datasets comprised of US labor statistics projecting employment trends to spreadsheets of consumer credit card purchases that could predict trends ahead of official earnings announcements.”  

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Mike Chen was quoted in Waters Technology’s article “Firms Carve Rosetta Stones for Non-English Al Surveillance”

February 26, 2019

“Market sentiment analysis is one of the areas in which AI can be deployed, for instance, but if the models are restricted to just one language then investors may miss crucial signals. PanAgora Asset Management developed its own machine learning models to track chat and blog conversations in Chinese to determine market sentiment.”

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Mike Chen was quoted in the Koren press article, “인공지능, 자본 투자환경 어떻게 바꿀까” (“Artificial intelligence, how to change the capital investment environment.”)

February 26, 2019

“인공지능과 머신러닝(machine learning)은 더 이상 공상과학 영화의 소재가 아니다. 주요 은행, 헤지펀드, 사모펀드들이 상대적 우위를 점하기 위해 이런 차세대 기술 배치 경쟁에 나서고 있다.”

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Mike Chen was quoted in the CNN Business article “How elite investors use artificial intelligence and machine learning to gain an edge.”

February 21, 2019

“Artificial intelligence and machine learning might sound like the stuff of sci-fi movies. But hedge funds, major banks and private equity firms are already deploying next-generation technologies to gain an edge… ‘It takes emotion out of it. Everything is rational.’”

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Mike Chen was quoted in the article “Quants say big data is all buzz, no alpha” featured on Risk.net.

February 19, 2019

“Quants are still struggling to extract alpha from big and alternative datasets, despite heavy investment in data science…”

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Portfolio Manager, Mike Chen, was quoted in Risk.net’s piece “Quants use AI to cut through murk of sustainability”

February 11, 2019

“Can artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms help firms to invest more ethically? A group of quants are convinced of it. Investing in companies aligned with one’s ethics – known as ESG for environmental, social and governance – has become a hot area, especially in trying to lure in ‘woke’ millennials…”

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George Mussalli, CIO and Head of Equity Research, was quoted in the P&I article on “Managers ride A-Share wave to attract more investments”

November 14, 2018

“…lots of interest from existing and potential clients. Wherever we go, it’s the main topic of conversation.”

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George Mussalli, CIO and Head of Equity Research, was quoted in the Financial Times on “Tracker funds in the balance amid sector reclassifications”

September 25, 2018

“ETFs now clearly cause mispricings in equities. The effect was not as noticeable earlier in the evolution of ETFs due to the popularity of market cap-weighted ETFs. But with the advent of smart beta and thematic ETFs, their influence can be seen much more clearly on the prices of underlying stocks”.

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