Man Group’s proprietary data platform is a timesaver for quants

The investment firm’s head of data delves into its alt data strategy and use of AI tools to boost quant efficiency.

In elite sports, gaining even the smallest advantage can mean the difference between winning and losing. When Dave Brailsford, the mastermind behind British Cycling’s success in the 2010s, came in to transform the team, he proposed a strategy known as “the aggregation of marginal gains”. He hypothesized that if everything that goes into riding a bike was improved by 1%, the cumulative increase would be massive.  

Improvements such as better cycling equipment were obvious, but smaller things—like

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The IMD Wrap: Taking stock of inventory management

With market data and associated costs typically representing a firm’s third-largest expense, there’s a lot of incentive to manage data and its usage more efficiently. Max flings open his fridge to illustrate what’s new in this space.

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