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FT Alphachat

206 EpisodesProduced by Financial TimesWebsite

Alphachat is the conversational podcast about business and economics produced by the Financial Times in New York. Each week, FT hosts and guests delve into a new theme, with more wonkiness, humour and irreverence than you'll find anywhere else

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Fintech's search for a 'super-algo', and Mohamed El-Erian on avoiding the next collapse

A thinking, learning and trading computer could one day outwit the brightest fund manager. US markets editor Robin Wigglesworth explains how hedge funds are turning to artificial intelligence and computer scientists to develop algorithms that can spot market trends with break-neck speed. Then, Mohamed El-Erian discusses his new book "The Only Game in Town" as well as his roadmap for avoiding the next market collapse, with the FT's senior investment commentator John Authers. Plus a proposal for a new hemp derivatives market is examined by commodities reporter Greg Meyer. Go to FT.com/alphachat for show notes.  

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