This is interesting.  Here’s an interview with Paul Hawtin, founder of Derwent Capital Markets (the Twitter hedge fund).

the twitter hedge fundI find this compelling because it’s one of the first hedge funds that’s designed (so publicly, at least) to trade on changes in social media sentiment.

According to MoneyScience, you’ll learn:

  • How the Twitter hedge funds’s signals are computer
  • Operational set up and infrastructure of Derwent
  • Trade generation
  • The “Michael Jackson” Test: Is the Twitter hedge fund an automated black box?
  • Risk Management
  • Will large scale analysis of social media be part of quant trading and investing from now on?
  • Who is invested in the Twitter hedge fund?
  • Capacity, Target return