Man AHL investors profit from artificial intelligence

Hedge fund puts clients’ money in machine learning and seed capital in deep learning

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Correction, September 9, 2016: This article has been changed to reflect the fact that Man AHL preliminarily tests its models with seed capital earmarked for researching new algorithms, rather than shareholders’ money.

Man Group’s systematic AHL hedge fund has put machine-learning algorithms devised by its Oxford research unit into investors’ portfolios, which it says have been successful within its underlying strategies.

Such algorithms have passed the hedge fund's tests in performing well with