Balyasny AM's CDO: Going Quantamental with Alternative Data

Carson Boneck shares his thoughts on Balyasny's efforts to marry the best of its fundamental and quant teams.

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If becoming “quantamental” were easy, every shop would be doing it, said Carson Boneck, chief data officer (CDO) at Balyasny Asset Management. But melding algo-based investing techniques with the fundamental methods of discretionary investors requires a lot of investment in data and technology, and a major culture shift.

Multi-strategy hedge funds like Balyasny are seeing the value in taking a more hybrid approach, particularly as firms try to find competitive advantages in vast, unstructured

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