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Market Flash 2/20/2020

The ODDO BHF Artificial Intelligence Fund Celebrates its First Anniversary


Launched in December 2018, ODDO BHF Artificial Intelligence has proven the value of Artificial Intelligence in the investment process of mutual funds.

With an annualized return of the institutional CIw-USD share class since inception of +27.0% vs. +23.3% for its benchmark (MSCI World NR USD), the process has shown its worth in a volatile year. Per 31 January 2020 the assets under management are at € 73 million from both institutional and private investors.

ODDO BHF AM has been one of the first European asset management companies to use artificial intelligence algorithms to tackle thematic investing. The fund not only invests in artificial intelligence (AI) but also uses AI algorithms with the aim to identify relevant stocks. It gives investors a comprehensive exposure to the AI theme, by selecting globally companies of all sizes, that are developing or using AI.

One year after its launch, the ODDO BHF Artificial Intelligence fund demonstrates the effectiveness of "Big Data" technologies in asset management.

Artificial Intelligence is a source of multiple opportunities

  • AI is a silent revolution that will transform all sectors of the society and the economy
  • Companies that can use AI to create a competitive advantage will, in the long term, be value creators
  • Some example of AI application: Cloud technology, autonomous vehicle, IoT, Natural Language Processing, Automation

Investment Process

The power of AI combined with a proven quantitative model in order to invest in the best global listed equities linked to the AI thematic.

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ODDO BHF AM is the asset management division of the ODDO BHF Group. It is the common brand of four legally separate asset management companies: ODDO BHF AM SAS (France), ODDO BHF PRIVATE EQUITY (France), ODDO BHF AM GmbH (Germany) and ODDO BHF AM Lux (Luxembourg). 

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