BlackRock to use machine learning to gauge liquidity risk

Firm close to rolling out new models for redemption risk and market liquidity

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BlackRock is turning to machine learning to better understand liquidity risk.

Over the next two months, the asset manager will incorporate internal trade data into its existing market liquidity model, and apply machine-learning techniques to more accurately calculate the cost of liquidating fund positions in the case of redemptions.

“Liquidity is multi-dimensional and impacted by so many features. It is highly non-linear. So this is a typical [use case] for neural networks,” said Stefano

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