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Former GIC manager launches robo-advisor for institutional investors

Former GIC manager launches robo-advisor for institutional investors

ClearMacro has launched the world’s first robo-research platform, enabling institutional investors to independently optimise thier asset allocation decisions.

The robo-advisor, which was launched on 27 September, hasn’t yet attracted any paying clients from the pensions industry.

However, Modern Investor has learned that two major UK pension funds have been using the trial version.

ClearMacro was established by Mike Simcock, who is also the company’s CEO. Simcock was previously head of fixed income, Europe, at Singapore’s giant GIC sovereign wealth fund, which has assets under management of more than €90 billion. His other roles include senior portfolio manager for fixed income at T. Rowe Price and Swissca. 

The new platform collates and processes more than 100 separate market indicators on a virtual real-time basis, allowing users to assess 237 different public markets and global asset classes, by region, country, industry-sector and style.

‘ClearMacro enables analysis of investor portfolios by strategic or tactical approaches to asset allocation and accommodates both systematic and discretionary investment styles. It provides insights across multi-time horizons and encompasses a forward analysis tool to allow investors to evaluate potential portfolio outcomes for up to a five year future horizon,’ the company said.

More broadly, robotics can also make an interesting investment for institutional investors searching for yield - in this story we look at the asset class and talk to asset managers and PE managers about what exactly investors should look for when considering investing in robotics.

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