Multiverse Computing: Optimizing Financial Portfolios with Quantum Computing

Every investment entails some measure of risk—the fundamental question is whether the reward justifies the gamble. Accordingly, managing a diverse portfolio of financial assets entails a challenging balancing act in order to achieve the maximum reward with the lowest possible risk. This can be a feat of staggering complexity. For example, the number of possible configurations for a portfolio of eight assets in which transactions are performed every month for four years is far greater than the number of atoms in the known universe.