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Recently, FDP Executive Director Mehrzad Mahdavi interviewed Michael Weinberg, founder of Autonomous Learning Investment Strategies (ALIS), regarding current trends in investing, which we refer to as the third wave of investment strategies. The first and second waves were characterized by the discretionary traditional quantitative investing. ALIS, is driven by smaller funds that leverage recent advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the explosion in data availability and inexpensive cloud computing to generate alpha at lower costs. 

The focus of this interview, The Times They Are A-Changin,’ pays homage to Nobel Prize winning poet and song-writer, Bob Dylan. The theme exemplifies the mega trend of disruption in the finance sector driven not just by the Wall Street but by academia and Silicon Valley. Many published articles by AIMA, CAIA, CFAI, P&I and others speak of the disruptive forces of AI/Data Science in the industry; therefore, we will assume readers can reference those for background. For this interview, I have curated the most frequently asked questions and Michael’s responses. 

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