Asset management commonly involves picking a basket of assets from a universe of thousands of financial instruments, while optimizing return for given goals of risk, diversification or ESG scoring.
Challenge: Selecting assets from thousands of instruments is generally a hard combinatorial problem that grows exponentially, frequently solved suboptimally.
Potential Benefits of quantum-inspired:
Fast calculation of efficient frontier.
Savings in transaction costs by picking a more optimal basket of investment.
Finding better investment opportunities by analyzing over thousands of instruments.