Imbue Capital

INFORMATION ASYMMETRY THROUGH ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Consistently beating the market has always meant knowing more than anyone else. Only then can you can you spot patterns others can’t and act on them before others can. But today’s data explosion has made this virtually impossible, especially in commodity markets. There are no longer any quick wins or easy trades - as several recently closed hedge funds can testify.

Imbue Capital restores the power balance and bring back to trading something that hasn’t been possible for a long time: INFORMATION ASYMMETRY.

We’re a new type of AI-driven hedge fund that couldn’t have existed even 12 months ago.

Our powerful data engine harnesses technologies including big data, artificial intelligence and deep machine learning to pinpoint and analyse the information that matters. Then our team of mathematicians, traders and statisticians apply cutting-edge research and strategies, including the latest academic research coming out of the University of Melbourne, to make sure we consistently beat the market.

The result is that commodity trading is once again profitable. And, with deep learning constantly modifying and improving our algorithms and strategies, it has the potential to become more profitable still.

ENHANCING, NOT, REPLACING HUMAN KNOWLEDGE

We believe that the role of artificial intelligence is not to replace human expertise, but to make it better. It’s the human mind that is best equipped to work out what problem we’re trying to solve, especially when that problem is narrow or focused. It’s also the human mind that’s best equipped to design, develop and evaluate innovative algorithms. Where technology is unbeatable is in identifying, analysing and synthesising the data to provide the best solution. After all, through AI and machine learning, we can master vast data sets in a way that would have been inconceivable at any time until now.

Investment Approach

Our investment approach is based on four pillars, which take in several disciplines.

Academic research

We’re rigorous in analysing financial theory and cutting-edge AI research.

Commodities expertise

Our experience in commodity hedge fund and physical trading informs our vision and helps us design effective strategies.

Big Alternative Data

Our platform and datasets give us both a broader view and a sharper focus on market dynamics, providing us with vital information asymmetry.

AI innovation

A multi-faceted partnership with Melbourne University gives us unparalleled access to the best research, talent and ideas.

HARNESSING THE POWER OF MACHINE LEARNING

“THE HUMAN MIND ISN’T A COMPUTER; IT CANNOT PROGRESS IN AN ORDERLY FASHION DOWN A LIST OF CANDIDATE MOVES AND RANK THEM BY A SCORE DOWN TO THE HUNDREDTH OF A PAWN THE WAY A CHESS MACHINE DOES. EVEN THE MOST DISCIPLINED HUMAN MIND WANDERS IN THE HEAT OF COMPETITION. THIS IS BOTH A WEAKNESS AND A STRENGTH OF HUMAN COGNITION.”

– GARY KASPAROV (CHESS GRANDMASTER)

HOW HEDGE FUNDS HAVE EVOLVED

OUR FUND

AI Commodities Fund

We aim to beat the market through an information edge.

Our powerful data engine identifies and analyses patterns and inefficiencies affecting commodities prices that are only discernible through an analysis of big data. Then we take both long and short positions on a systematic and bias-free basis to capitalise on them.

Meet the Team

Our Team at Imbue Capital
Les Finemore
Chief Investment Officer
Ciaron McKinley
Chief Operating Officer
Bobby Koteski
Head of Algorithms
Claude Chen
Chief Software Engineer

COMMITTED TO RIGOROUS INNOVATION

Imbue Capital’s close ties with the University of Melbourne give us unique access to research, talent and ideas. This separates us from all our competitors, including other AI-driven hedge funds. Melbourne University is Australia’s highest ranked tertiary institution and many of our staff have studied at its Information Technology School. We also have close ties with NASA and the Bureau of Meteorology.

On the back of this commitment to innovation through rigour, we’ve taken the time to build the very best team possible where the brightest, most visionary and most inquisitive minds have the chance to truly reach their potential.

We also practice a flat structure, where the status quo is constantly challenged, curiosity is encouraged, honesty and transparency are prized and ideas are welcomed from anywhere.

Blog

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WHAT IS MACHINE LEARNING AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE?

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