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The hedge fund industry is broken
The traditional hedge fund model is no longer working. Performance is poor. Costs are high. Alignment is low. It needs to change. The three forces driving this need for change
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Can crowdsourcing revitalize Asia’s hedge fund industry?
Noviscient, a Singapore-based alternative investment shop, is crowdsourcing independent systematic traders and packaging them into a hedge fund. The aim is to use APIs and a computerized risk model to
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Noviscient update on Bloomberg
By Klaus Wille (Bloomberg) — Scott Treloar, a former Deutsche Bank AG quant specialist, has started his own hedge fund that allocates money to traders around the world. Noviscient Pte
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The Challenge for Asset Management
In the last post, we were left with the suspicion that the asset management industry has some work in front of it to be “ready, willing and able” to create value
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Ready, willing and able?
In my last post, I discussed the importance of the financial industry for everyone from individual investors to nation-states. It plays a critical role in allocating risk and capital which enables
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The Incredible Value of Finance
A little over twenty years ago I moved from chemical engineering to finance. Interestingly, I still consider myself an engineer. I always figure I can solve any problem, which in
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Noviscient Featured on Bloomberg.com
Noviscient has been featured on Bloomberg with an article on new Asian fund startups that are eschewing the 2/20 fee model. We believe that moving to a 0% management fee
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A Modern Investment Manager
We are in one of the most interesting times in investment management. There will be more opportunities to build great businesses than ever before, but they will be different from
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