quant fund

Quant fund

A fund that uses quantitative approaches and computer models to make investment decisions as opposed to qualitative approaches like opinion of fund managers.

Quant Fund

A mutual fund managed by a computer program. Theoretically, a computer program can make investment decisions without emotion or bias; it simply buys and sells the securities according to a pre-determined formula. However, there is no guarantee as to how well designed a quant fund's program is, and it may not be able to adapt its program to changing market conditions. See also: Behavioral finance.

quant fund

A mutual fund having a stock portfolio that is managed according to decisions made by a computer model. The investment performance of a quant fund is only as good as the computer model that drives the fund's investment decisions.
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She added that EMHPrescient offers their Namibian clients money market fund, income provider funds and the Namibian Equity Active Quant fund.
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The book is also a valuable reference for researchers and practitioners working in the areas of retail markets, quant funds, hedge funds, and time series.
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