7 Due Diligence Questions to Ask When Interviewing AI-Based Asset Managers

November 14, 2023 |


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As with all investments, there are associated inherent risks, including principal risk. Stock markets, especially foreign markets, are volatile and can decline significantly in response to adverse issuer, political, regulatory, market, or economic developments. Sector and factor investments concentrate in a particular industry and the investments’ performance could depend heavily on the performance of that industry and be more volatile than the performance of less concentrated investment options and the market as a whole. Securities of companies with smaller market capitalizations tend to be more volatile and less liquid than larger company stocks. Smaller companies may have no or relatively short operating histories or be newly public companies. Some of these companies have aggressive capital structures, including high debt levels, or are involved in rapidly growing or changing industries and/or new technologies, which pose additional risks. Investing a substantial portion of a strategy’s assets in related industries or sectors may have greater risks because companies in these sectors may share common characteristics and may react similarly to market developments. Foreign securities are subject to interest rate, currency exchange rate, economic, and political risks, all of which are magnified in emerging markets. The risks are particularly significant for ETFs that focus on a single country or region. The ETF may have additional volatility because it may be comprised significantly of assets in securities of a small number of individual issuers. Fixed income securities are subject to credit, inflation and interest risks, among others. Diversification does not ensure a profit or guarantee against a loss.

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There is no guarantee that the investment objectives will be achieved.

The Decathlon strategies utilize artificial intelligence (AI) in the decision-making process, introducing inherent risks. The AI’s lack of predictability, reliance on historical data, and sensitivity to market volatility may impact investment outcomes. Technology-related risks and the dynamic nature of market conditions further contribute to potential uncertainties. Ongoing monitoring and adjustments to the AI model are essential. Investors should recognize the limitations of AI, seek professional advice, and carefully assess their risk tolerance and financial situation before making investment decisions.

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