Quant Hiring Slows But Quantamental Momentum Is Still Hot

The shift towards quantitative investing continues, but the avalanche of momentum that occurred over the previous years is slowing, a new study from Morgan Stanley reveals. Machine learning continues to increase in prominence despite the lack of publicly documented consistent success stories while alternative data usage is gaining steam even if few fund managers have figured out how to translate it into consistantly profitable trades. It all points to an increase in optimism about passive investing at a time when quantitative headcount growth is beginning to level off.

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