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Staying on cutting edge using big data

Ms Alison Lau believes that the future of investing is a combination of the science of data and technology and the art of judgment. With technology, one can systematically capture and analyse big data quickly and accurately to create the advantage necessa
Ms Alison Lau believes that the future of investing is a combination of the science of data and technology and the art of judgment. With technology, one can systematically capture and analyse big data quickly and accurately to create the advantage necessary to outperform the market. ST PHOTO: ONG WEE JIN

Alison Lau, lead portfolio manager in the quantitative investment strategies group at Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM), discusses her outlook on quantitative fund investing in the latest in our series featuring fund managers and investment experts.

Ms Alison Lau heads the quantitative investment strategies (QIS) group in Asia ex-Japan, one focused on bringing differentiated global and China investment strategies to institutional, private wealth and third-party clients in the region.

Previously, she was head of the asset management department at Beijing Gao Hua Securities Company, a strategic partner of Goldman Sachs in China, and was based in Beijing for six years. Before relocating to Asia, Ms Lau was a member of QIS Equity Alpha portfolio management in New York for nine years.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on December 23, 2018, with the headline 'Staying on cutting edge using big data'. Print Edition | Subscribe