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High Tech at the Hedgies

Traders Magazine, April 2005

Peter Chapman

Hedge funds are technologically savvy do-it-yourselfers, according to a new report by the Tabb Group. In a comprehensive study, the research and consultancy surveyed dozens of hedge funds on direct market access, algorithms and order management systems. But while the report awarded the hedge funds high marks on technology, it also contradicted a popular perception that all hedge funds are sharp shooting stat arb shops. Hedge funds' investment styles, for instance, aren't too different from those of the traditional managers, Tabb noted. Most hedge funds, like most traditional money managers, use fundamental, not quantitative, research.

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