New machine learning centre in the UK

The University of Oxford and an independent alternative investment manager, Man AHL, will expand its centre for machine learning into quantitative finance, which will become part of the university’s engineering science department from 1 August, 2016. Man AHL said the “world-leading academic institute for quantitative finance research”, The Oxford-Man Institute (OMI), would become a hub where researchers “focused on machine learning techniques”, and could share and leverage data analytics expertise and knowledge. Man AHL’s chief scientist and academic liaison, Dr Anthony Ledford said Man AHL had actively been researching machine learning techniques and applying them in client trading programs for several years. Related News: Volatility renews interest in small caps: SGH But the partnership with OMI directly connected them to “cutting-edge quantitative finance research” and world-leading academics in the field,…

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