The Thai fund house is planning to scale up its technology capabilities to lift investment returns and better engage clients, while technology funds are among the key focuses of its investment products.
Most asset owners are still in the exploratory stage of adopting alternative data, but successful firms have found value in ESG and sentiment analysis information, say experts.
Even some sophisticated asset owners are wary of rushing into using artificial intelligence-based investment tools and see them as unproven for boosting returns.
Fund managers are setting the pace in using artificial intelligence as an investment tool, with such technology beyond the budget of even certain large pension plans – for now.
The second-biggest insurer in Thailand has developed an in-house artificial intelligence project for the investment risk team to help identify alpha in the local equities market.
For the Year of the Rat, AsianInvestor offers predictions on some key questions. Today: Will AI gain traction as an investment tool among Asia's asset owners in 2020?