Ex-Credit Suisse quants embrace machine learning

Founders of XAI Asset Management grapple with unsupervised learning and the problems of explainability

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It’s been three years since Credit Suisse’s head of data science Aric Whitewood and chief global strategist, Jonathan Wilmot left to co-found XAI Asset Management, their artificial intelligence-infused shop. The hedge fund’s core machine learning system has been trading real money in a variety of asset allocation strategies for 18 months.

As well as a proprietary macro trading business, the firm creates and sells machine learning-based predictions and analysis to other asset management firms

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