Already 20 years ago Thanh-Long Huynh, CEO of HTL Capital, set up quantitative investment strategies for SocGen. Created in 2011, HTL Capital was specialized in traditional quantitative investment strategies before turning into an innovative asset manager based on Big Data Analytics. For this purpose, Thanh-Long created QuantCube Technology in 2013, an AI FinTech start-up specialized in macroeconomic and financial predictions based on alternative data. QuantCube recently closed a Series A funding round from Moody’s Corporation, Five Capital, the investment fund sponsored by CDC International Capital (Caisse des Dépôts Group) and Kingdom Holding Company from Saudi Arabia.
Through Big Data analytics, QuantCube Technology can make highly accurate predictions of numerous future events in real-time, including the outcome of political elections, economic growth figures, price variation of commodities and fluctuation of stock markets. For instance, QuantCube accurately predicted the outcome of the Brexit vote and also (on November 3rd, 2016) a Trump win analyzing data from social networks. Clients include Central Bank of France and European Space Agency.
For most cash equity applications, QuantCube has an exclusive relationship with HTL Capital whose AlphaNow Long Short Equity Fund is based on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data analytics. In this Opalesque.TV BACKSTAGE video, Thanh-Long Huynh and his team discuss:
- HTL Capital's AlphaNow Long Short Equity Fund: Does it make money?
- What are the new data sources and what are their advantages?
- How is HTL Capital different from a traditional quantitative trading firm?
- Investment philosophy: How to turn Big Data into an Alpha Portfolio of investment strategies?
- What is Artificial Intelligence?
- Applications and challenges in Natural Language Processing
- Big Data and Compliance in investment management.
Thanh-Long Huynh started his career in implementing quantitative investment strategies at Société Générale in New York in 1998. Thanh-Long graduated with MS Statistics from National School of Statistics in France, MS Financial Mathematics from the University of Chicago as a Fulbright scholar, MS Wealth Management from ESCP-Europe, CFA charterholder. He was a special lecturer at Sorbonne University in Risk Management from 2007 to 2013.