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Maya Fund: A Bodybuilder’s Brainy Hedge Fund

BusinessWeek – Sonia Schulenburg is trying to prove that artificial intelligence can outdo the human kind when it comes to picking stocks. Born and educated in Mexico City, she moved to Edinburgh, where she competed as a bodybuilder while earning a doctorate in artificial intelligence.

Her research helped her launch a computer-driven investment fund that instantly adapts to changing market conditions. Schulenburg’s firm, Level E Capital, which she runs from Edinburgh’s Georgian New Town, has attracted $40 million from investors including Peter Burt, Bank of Scotland’s former chief executive officer, and Baillie Gifford, which invests money for seven of the world’s 15 largest pension funds.

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