FAQ

AI and machine learning investing with Kavout.

About Kavout

What is Kavout?

Kavout is a global InvesTech company committed to empowering institutions and investors to make smarter, faster, and better-informed decisions. We do that by redefining the frontier of investing with the application of cutting-edge and proven technologies, including machine learning, neural networks and deep learning.

What does Kavout mean?

The word Kavout comes from regional French and means “to find.” At Kavout, we are explorers of new territories that few have set foot on before.

Who are Kavout’s customers?

We serve the investment community and companies like hedge funds, institutional asset managers, portfolio and fund managers, Registered Investment Advisors, data buyers and distributors, quant funds, proprietary trading firms, and risk management firms.

What type of AI/machine learning methods is Kavout utilizing?

Our technology is built upon a variety of state-of-the-art machine learning models, including deep learning and Bayesian probabilistic models. Even though Kavout is using advanced models, our philosophy is still driven by core financial principles. Every factor and model Kavout build has an underlying financial thesis.

Why Kavout?

Why should I work with Kavout?

Here are three reasons you should consider working with us:

  • We are pioneers in the field of AI investing. When Kavout was founded in 2015, we were one of only a handful of companies using AI for financial services.
  • Rather than building their own in-house AI team, our clients find working with Kavout to be cost-effective. It also increases their time-to-market with new investment strategies.
  • When our clients work with us, they don’t have to re-invent the wheel. They can leverage our pre-trained machine learning models and algorithms and access data sets that have been structured and cleaned.

What are some of the benefits of working with Kavout?

Kavout’s solutions and services can help you:

  • Augment your team’s human intelligence with AI
  • It enables you to service more customers and increase asset under management (AUM) by using new technologies.
  • Increases your competitiveness and the ability to stay current on the latest solutions.
  • Generate actionable insights from a sea of data. Kavout support our customers to separate signals from noise.
  • Mitigate risks and reduce downside based on actionable insights.
  • Increase operational efficiency while keeping cost-to-income ratio low

How are Kavout’s machine learning-based models different from traditional statistical models?

Below are a few of the ways these types of models differ.

  • Capacity to learn: While traditional statistical models are static, machine learning-based models learn, adapt and improve their methods as they process new inputs.
  • Number of variables: Traditional statistical models are only able to address a limited number of variables. Meanwhile, machine learning models can address thousands, even millions of variables thanks for advancement in computing power.
  • Forgiveness to noisy data: Machine learning models are able to extract meaningful insights from noisy, unstructured data like social media, news, blogs while traditional statistical models simply cannot handle this.

What makes the Kavout team unique?

Kavout’s solutions and services can help you:
We have assembled a world-class data science, engineering, and finance team to research and build our platform. Our team come from backgrounds in AI, machine learning, big data, and quantitative financial analysis, with decades of professional work experience in high tech and quantitative finance companies like Google, Microsoft, Thompson Reuters, Baidu, and other Wall Street institutions. This combination makes Kavout uniquely qualified to help you integrate new and scalable technologies into the processes of your investment firm. Visit the Who We Are page to learn more.

Working with Kavout

What can I expect in a consulting project?

The Kavout team partners with you every step of the way to ensure you feel clear and comfortable during your project. Our team can help you implement one of our out-of-the-box solutions, or develop strategies and customized solutions that meet your needs.

How do I purchase Kavout’s solutions or services?

Contact us if you are interested in purchasing our products. In addition, Kai as a Service (KaaS) is a service platform that you can subscribe to and leverage our pre-built models and algorithms.

If I provide data to Kavout to process and analyze, how will it be protected?

Client confidentiality and data privacy are of the utmost importance to us. All Kavout team members who work on a project sign confidentiality agreement with our clients to ensure their information is protected. In addition, all client data is stored on secure servers. We also use a login encryption process for particularly sensitive data items.

What type of AI/machine learning methods is Kavout utilizing?

Our technology is built upon a variety of state-of-the-art machine learning models, including deep learning and Bayesian probabilistic models. Even though Kavout is using advanced models, our philosophy is still driven by core financial principles. Every factor and model Kavout build has an underlying financial thesis.

AI and Machine Learning

What is artificial intelligence?

The term “artificial intelligence” is applied when a machine mimics cognitive functions that humans associate with other human minds, such as learning and problem solving.

What is machine learning?

Machine learning is a field of artificial intelligence that uses statistical techniques to give computer systems the ability to learn from data, without being explicitly programmed.

Do you think AI solutions should replace humans? That they’re better than humans?

Not at all. At Kavout, we create AI and ML solutions to augment human intelligence. Because of its capacity to process large amounts of data at scale, there are some things that AI solutions are better at. Meanwhile, humans are better at higher-level strategic thinking. We believe in a hybrid model where AI solutions can support and empower humans by providing them with the information they need to make strategic decisions.

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