Tech mergers have increased crowding risks, investors say

Risk USA: Consolidation among vendors means “everyone’s looking at the exact same model”

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Rapid consolidation among sellers of risk management systems may be one reason why investors are crowding into the same trades, amplifying market swings and watering down alpha in overbought investments.   

“When I started my career… there were about a dozen different risk platforms,” said Amit Deshpande, head of fixed income quantitative investments and research at T. Rowe Price. “Today there are maybe three, four? There has been so much consolidation in how we measure our risks and our

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