Brazil's Itaú Readies Algo News for Trading

The asset management arm of Brazilian banking group Itaú-Unibanco is testing elementized news products, with a view to implementing services as a risk management tool to stop trading in the event of potentially market-moving news, or to incorporate into trading strategies if the tests demonstrate that the firm can generate alpha from news-based algorithms.

The division focuses on strategies that are less sensitive to news in general, such as high-frequency and statistical arbitrage strategies on

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