(Bloomberg) -- Hao Zou, a portfolio manager at Pimco, has left to start a firm providing an artificial intelligence platform for hedge funds, family offices and other institutional investors.

Zou, who worked on the global trading desk at Pimco in Newport Beach, Calif., said he’s talking to potential customers about the specific products he’ll offer before he starts hiring or raising money for the new venture, which doesn’t have a name yet.

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