About The Voleon Group


Company and History

Co-founded in 2007 by two leading scientists, The Voleon Group combines an academic approach to research with an emphasis on scalability and risk management to deliver cutting-edge technology at the forefront of the finance industry. Many of our leaders and employees hold doctorates in statistics, computer science, and mathematics, among other quantitative disciplines. We are committed to exemplary performance in all aspects of our research and operations, while maintaining a culture of intellectual curiosity and flexibility.

Voleon’s CEO holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Stanford and previously founded and led a successful technology startup. Our Chief Investment Officer/Director of Research is a Statistics faculty member at UC Berkeley, where he earned his Ph.D.

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Machine Learning

At Voleon, we approach investment management through the prism of machine learning, in which flexible statistical models are applied to the problem of financial prediction. Rather than having humans look at individual events within the marketplace, machine learning employs statistical algorithms capable of detecting persistent effects across large swaths of data. Besides financial markets, there is a wide array of other real-life applications for machine learning, from medical diagnosis to weather prediction.

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External links to information on machine learning:

SAS

Wired Magazine article

Carnegie Mellon

Machine Learning in the Netherlands