Machine Learning in Asset Management


65 Pages Posted: 18 Jul 2019 Last revised: 23 Jun 2020

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Derek Snow

The Alan Turing Institute; New York University (NYU) - Finance and Risk Engineering Department; University of Auckland

Date Written: July 16, 2019


This paper investigates various machine learning trading and portfolio optimisation models and techniques. The notebooks to this paper are Python based. By last count there are about 15 distinct trading varieties and around 100 trading strategies. Code and data are made available where appropriate. The hope is that this informal paper will organically grow with future developments in machine learning and data processing techniques. Changes can be tracked on the GitHub repository. This draft paper has been repackaged for the Journal of Financial Data Science.

Keywords: asset management, portfolio, machine learning, trading strategies

JEL Classification: G11, G10, C15, C11, C22, C61, C63, C53, C52

Suggested Citation

Snow, Derek, Machine Learning in Asset Management (July 16, 2019). JFDS: , Available at SSRN: or

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