UBS AM plans new generation of quant tools for stock pickers

Bryan Cross thinks ‘man plus machine’ investing will flourish

Bryan-Andrew Cross, UBS Asset Management
Bryan Cross: quantamental investing trend is just getting started

So-called quantamental investing, where discretionary managers use quantitative tools that were previously the domain of systematic hedge funds, is highly fashionable right now. UBS Asset Management’s Bryan Cross thinks the trend is just getting started.

“The quantamental approach so far has involved a lot of screening techniques,” says Cross. The research team he heads in UBS’s systematic and indexes business already uses a deep learning model to identify potentially high-returning investments

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