Бывший банкир Goldman открывает первый хедж-фонд, отслеживающий содержание блогов.
Команда банкиров и профессоров открывает в Японии Pluga AI Fund, который использует анализ web-контента. В 20 миллионах блогов, он отслеживает ключевые слова, которые влияют на индекс Nikkei.
Ex-Goldman Banker Launches First Hedge Fund Tracking Blog Content
A team of bankers and professors in Japan have launched the Pluga AI Fund, which uses a web-mining software to track keywords that may affect the Nikkei 225 Index across about 20 million Japanese blogs. The software model was developed by the University of Tokyo’s Yutaka Matsuo and uses Matsuo’s algorithm to invest in Nikkei futures. It debuted in August with ¥30 million and hopes to raise ¥5 billion, according to Pluga Capital founder Hideki Furusho, a former Goldman Sachs banker. The firm plans to begin marketing the fund to overseas investors in June.
“We’re leveraging on the global Web environment through this fund which is probably the first of a kind in the world,” Furusho said in an interview with Bloomberg News. “Over the next 10 years, the Web universe is going to grow, which will allow us to become more accurate in making investment decisions.”
Furusho and Matsuo plan to gradually expand the algorithm’s ambit to futures and foreign exchange markets outside of Japan and beyond blogs written in Japanese.http://blogs.forbes.com/williampentland/2011/04/22/ex-goldman-banker-launches-first-hedge-fund-tracking-blog-content/