Lion Global Investors to use AI to manage funds

One of SE Asia’s largest AMCs is combining AI with conventional methods to remodel how funds are managed.
SINGAPORE, Nov. 24, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — By 2027, the dimensions of world Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Asset Management Market is anticipated to attain USD 13.43 billion, in accordance to Grand View Research. As one of many largest asset managers in Southeast Asia, Lion Global Investors (LGI) is future-proofing its funding methods with a hybrid strategy that mixes Artificial Intelligence and basic investing methods.

In early 2021, LGI established the Artificial Intelligence of Investments (AIOI) crew, led by Ms Ong Ai Ling, who has a few years of funding expertise working at Lion Global Investors, Point 72 (Singapore) and Dymon Asia (Singapore) primarily. Ong’s multi-disciplinary strategy to investments has helped to combine the onerous disciplines of information science to the softer points of investments. She is at the moment supported by three information scientists.
“Essentially, we’re leveraging people’ thought course of in managing funds — reminiscent of how they have a look at sure traits and behaviours of shares — and programming it into our AI to undertake a bottom-up strategy and streamlining our inventory choice course of whereas leveraging on human technique,” stated Ong. “Our AIOI strategy stands out as a result of our AI is not only following worth motion or facilitating diminished response instances, it is usually tapping into LGI’s collective fund administration expertise.”
LGI has began utilizing AI and plans to launch revolutionary merchandise by AI within the coming months. To begin with, the LionGlobal Disruptive Innovation Fund (a world equities fund) can be upgraded from a sensible beta fund that makes use of a static five-factor inventory screening mannequin to one that’s pushed by machine studying which might dynamically take into account greater than 30 components to systematically choose shares.
Machine Learning vs Quantitative Approach
Machine studying is goal-oriented and makes use of massive quantities of structured and unstructured information to produce a mannequin to make moderately correct predictions. Machine studying may also distil further new components to assist the mannequin be taught to obtain its objectives; whereas conventional quantitative strategy is solutions-oriented and finds a greatest match amongst information factors.
Unlike different AI fashions which solely use a quantitative strategy, LGI is instructing its machine studying mannequin to determine and remodel components for enter that leverages its asset managers’ area data.
LGI’s proprietary machine studying mannequin processes and interprets uncooked information accessible on each firm in a means that mimics how asset managers would assume logically and analyse the info.
What’s highly effective with the AI-enhanced strategy is that the machine studying mannequin can meticulously use computation energy to take into account and course of far more components and knowledge and do it quicker than people. Take the US inventory marketplace for instance, a typical crew of analysts wouldn’t have the opportunity to take into account multi-factors for all of the 5,000 shares within the universe —at most a crew of 5 analysts may solely analyse 250 shares. With AI and machine studying, LGI can now analyse all of the shares within the US inventory index.
The AI and machine studying mannequin will also be utilized for various fund themes, sectors and international locations.  
“LGI is without doubt one of the entrance runners within the Asian area combining machine studying and basic investing methods,” Ong stated. “Our machine studying mannequin captures the dynamic means asset managers take into consideration investing, whereas leveraging AI’s capacity to course of and analyse huge quantities of information.”
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You ought to learn the alternative prospectus and Product Highlights Sheet of the LionGlobal Disruptive Innovation Fund (the “fund”) which can be made accessible and could also be obtained from Lion Global Investors Limited (“LGI”) or any of its distributors from 1 November 2022 onwards, take into account if the fund is appropriate for you and search such recommendation from a monetary adviser if essential, earlier than deciding whether or not to put money into the fund. Applications for items within the fund should be made within the method set out, and on varieties accompanying the prospectus. The fund alternative prospectus has not been registered by the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
The fund goals to present long-term capital progress by investing primarily in equities or equity-linked securities (together with however not restricted to, choice shares, actual property funding trusts and depositary receipts) of corporations globally, that are potential disruptors with robust progress prospects.
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