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New Software Uses Psychology to Transform HF Trading

Sep 18, 2013
Jing Chen

A new psychology software set to launch this week is aiming to revolutionize the trading methods of hedge fund managers by aligning performance with skill.

Financial Times reported that the software aims to work out the circumstances surrounding the best and worst trades and possibly eradicating luck and chance associated with the process.

The software, developed by former Morgan Grenfell star manager Clare Flynn Levy, allows fund managers to enter a variety of information, including the time a trade was made and the mood the person was in when they made, as well as diet and exercise to theoretically help managers repeat their trade successes while avoiding failures.

London-based Man Group, the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund, and an undisclosed U.S. firm have already reportedly looked into utilizing the new software.

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