Invest by Model or by Judgement? Join the #Buyside Debate @LipperLeaders @thomsonreuters

Thomson Reuters advertised the question of whether predictive modeling or human judgement is more important to generating alpha by fund managers on the site BuysideDebate.com

As of the time I cast my vote, opinions still seem evenly split, but with more conviction on the model side than the human judgement side (and I doubt that’s being skewed by robots voting 🙂 ).

My comment: “Predictive Modeling algorithms mostly start with Human Judgement, but take advantage of computers’ ability to be more systematic and data driven with less emotion and error.  Human Judgement will always have its place, but less and less in tasks better done by machine.”

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