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25 Of The Most Successful Business Ideas In South Africa

Find out who’s making waves in numerous industries and how they managed to differentiate themselves in local and international industries.

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22. NMRQL Using AI To Deliver Consistent Returns

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NMRQL Research is South Africa’s first investment manager powered by machine learning. This innovative and disruptive concept uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to drive research, analysis and stock selection, offering a hedge fund and unit trust fund.

Michael Jordaan, the former CEO of First National Bank invested his retirement savings into the NMRQL unit trust “It is important to demonstrate to outside investors that I have proper skin in the game,” he says.

NMRQL’s model adapts in real-time as new information becomes available. “This technology can be used to predict factor performance,” says Thomas Schlebusch, CEO of NMRQL Research. “NMRQL could, for example, identify stocks that appear cheap but then continue to languish or decline further.”

Related: A Comprehensive List Of Angel Investors That Fund South African Start-Ups

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Nicole Crampton is an online writer for Entrepreneur Magazine. She has studied a BA Journalism at Monash South Africa. Nicole has also completed several courses in writing and online marketing.

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