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Quants Are Eating Away at Wall Street’s Edge

  • Money chasing trend-following strategies causing decay: BofA
  • Bank’s clients use three times as many factors as 20 years ago

For quant investors, fast money’s a hard addiction to break.

A mob of trend-followers is eroding the advantage that quantitative analysis usually provides to short-term equity trading strategies more quickly than normal, according to research from Bank of America Corp.