Chris Ford, the fund manager for the AI fund, June 2020
As part of the process of designing new investment funds, my team and I had identified the opportunity to use data science at the heart of our investment process in order to deliver more efficient, insightful, accurate and timely process implementation. After ideation and process design, we looked to partner with Orbit to deliver what has proven be a truly differentiated and innovative tool that sits at the heart of our investment process.
Working with Orbit, we specified a solution that was delivered by Orbit on time and on budget in 2017. We have subsequently worked with Orbit to improve the functionality of the platform they delivered to us and are now on version 4 of the platform. Each version has delivered substantial improvements, allowing us to work with greater insight and to use Orbit Vision to support a greater breadth of investment product.
In managing the first equity investment fund to target artificial intelligence thematically, we have been pleased to work with the team at Orbit. Their platform, alongside our investment design and implementation, has helped us to deliver one of the strongest investment track records in the world over the past 3 years. We look forward to continuing to develop our relationship together in the future.