Make way for the robot stock pickers

©AFP/Getty Images Robots are predicted to steal the jobs of millions of workers across the world over the next few years, as technology replaces human shop assistants, teachers, accountants and potentially even taxi drivers. Artificial intelligence and automation are also expected to revolutionise the investment industry, especially in the area of robo-advice. This is where algorithms are used to suggest funds to investors, replacing some human financial advisers in the process. More On this story On this topic The Big Picture Less spoken about is the impact robotics and artificial intelligence could have on the role of the portfolio manager. But commentators believe many fund managers’ jobs could come under threat as developments are made in technology. “Artificial intelligence can replace stock pickers in many funds,” says Alexey Utkin, who…


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