Nikkei: US leading AI Fund comes to Japan

Posted on February 9, 2018

Product Development also envisioned for Japan

A major US hedge fund, Two Sigma, which invests in various financial products making full use of artificial intelligence (AI) and big data will enter Japan. The hedge fund, based in Tokyo in February, will strengthen relationships with Japanese investors and financial institutions. In the future, they want to hire talented people who will engage in R&D for investment, and are also considering partnerships with Japanese financial institutions.

David Siegel, founder of the company, responded to questions in the interview with the Nikkei.

“The Japanese market is a very important place to build relationships with Japanese brokers and investors and explore access to the best data,” Siegel described as the motivation of entering Japan. “We felt the necessity of setting up a base to contact talented people in Japan.”

To read the full article in Japanese, see here.