RavenPack | September 21, 2017
Peter Hafez speaking to a class of Financial Engineering students at Columbia University
, our head of Chief Data Scientist at RavenPack, enjoyed speaking to a class of Financial Engineering students at
on 21th September about
how Big Data is changing the financial industry
The emergence of big data in finance has shifted the alpha focus away from being faster to being smarter and more efficient than the competition. Access to alternative data sources is considered a key input to such process.
During his talk, Peter Hafez provided an overview of the changing investment landscape and the survival kit needed to succeed in today's world of investing.
Peter’s been a pioneer in the field of applied news analytics bringing alternative data insights to the world’s top banks and hedge funds.
He holds a Master's degree in Quantitative Finance from Sir John Cass Business School along with an undergraduate degree in Economics from Copenhagen University. Peter is a recognized speaker at quant finance conferences on alternative data and AI, and has given lectures at some of the world’s top academic institutions.
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